September/October 2018


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Our September/October 2018 issue brings you stories of the 1918 flu pandemic, a reassessment of President Jimmy Carter, and the future survival of polar bears, plus fiction, health news, gems from our archive, and more.


The 1918 Flu Pandemic
Post Perspective
By Laura Spinney
Mass death changed how we think about disease and the government’s role in treating it. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci on the promise of a universal vaccine

Polar Bears!
By Jennifer Allford
Big, bold, beautiful — and at risk

The Young Preservationists
By Lynn Freehill-Maye
Using new tactics to bring old buildings back to life

Reassessing Jimmy Carter
By Stuart E. Eizenstat
The 39th president changed America for the better, argues a former top aid

Back to School!
Gallery from the archive
Classic Post cover illustrations by Rockwell and other greats

The Music of Angels
By John M. Floyd
A chance encounter leads to a rekindled romance