In this issue:
"A President and a King", by Jelani Cobb: The legacy of Selma.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Whole Haystack", by Mattathias Schwartz: The N.S.A. claims it needs access to all our phone records. But is that the best way to catch a terrorist?
ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"The Cobweb", by Jill Lepore: Can the Internet be archived?
"The Next Thing", by Adam Gopnik: Michel Houellebecq's Francophobic satire.