Mine Rescue, by Fletcher Martin, 1939. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.


Volume VIII, Number 3 | summer 2015


Money Trails

Where the UN, the World Bank, and eleven nations send foreign aid.



A nineteen-year-old boy diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma requested help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 1998 to hunt a moose with his father. His request was denied. A year later the foundation instituted a national ban on firearm-related wishes, and the boy’s mother founded Hunt of a Lifetime, an organization devoted to sending terminally ill children deep-sea fishing or on hunting trips for sheep, elk, moose, or bear.

The deed is everything, the glory naught.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1832