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Near the end of Jazz Modernism, Alfred Appel Jr.

Although he does not record CDs, Robin Kelley may well be the hippest
intellectual in the land. There is plenty of substance to ground the
style.

The park was very large. We drove

for some time through a beautiful wood

until the wood ceased, and the house came into view.

After I saw In the Bedroom, Todd Field's moving film based on Andre Dubus's short story "Killings," I was delighted when a slim volume of Dubus's stories arrived here at The Nation.

When British Prime Minister Tony Blair presented his "dossier" on the threats that are supposedly posed to the world by Iraq, President Bush was delighted with what he heard from the man Europeans refer to as "Bush's poodle." "Prime Minister Blair, first of all, is a very strong leader, and I admire his willingness to tell the truth. Secondly he continues to make the case, like we make the case, that Saddam Hussein is a threat to peace," the president said last week, after Blair went before the British Parliament to make the case for attacking Iraq.

Much of the American media echoed the president's child-like glee at the release of the long-awaited dossier. "Britain's Case: Iraqi Program to Amass Arms is ‘Up and Running," warned The New York Times. "UK Details Saddam's Thirst for Arms," boomed MSNBC. "Britain: Iraq ready to strike," announced the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "Blair spells out Iraq Threat," came the word from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

As far as the Bush administration and much of the American media was concerned, Blair's 55-page report completed the case for war with Iraq – ideally in concert with the United Nations, but unilaterally if necessary.

After British Prime Minister (and George W. Bush sidekick) Tony Blair issued a 55-page white paper on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction several days ago, ...

President Bush's recently announced strategic global doctrine, which for the first time justifies a preemptive US strike against any regime thought to possess weapons of mass destruction, makes a

As Sung to Saddam Hussein by George W. Bush

(With apologies to Eddy Howard, and anybody who becomes collateral damage)

Congratulations to Arthur Danto, whose life work will be the subject of
a special conference, "Art, Action, History," open to the public, to be
held October 3-5 at Columbia University.

We note with keen regret that this week marks the final appearance of
Christopher Hitchens's column, "Minority Report." We have been
publishing Christopher for more than twenty years, and the r

I suppose I can just about bear to watch the "inspections" pantomime a
second time.

Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.

Extremist forces are making a comeback as American attention turns to Iraq.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

Reforms have proven so popular that after two years they may be here to stay.


We've endured our own KT-event regarding David Hawkes's review of
Stephen Jay Gould's last book,
The Structure of Evolut

A recent anniversary passed by without receiving much notice in
the mainstream media.

Of late, Democrats have taken to whining that Bush is politicizing the debate over the war on Iraq. Actually, there's not much of a debate to politicize--s...

In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist
John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
the 1940s.

While going about their business, great artists often make monkeys of
the people who write about them.

In this season's Granta, Fintan O'Toole, an Irish writer,
speculates that the enduring appeal of the British monarch is that she
makes the British crowd feel good about itself, about i