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Tom Goldstein praises Peter Arnett, Scott Balduf worries from Afghanistan and Naomi Klein cautions against the impending privatization of Iraq.

Letters


ANTI-SEMITIC OR ANTI-HYSTERIA?

Los Angeles

Editorials

PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENT

In December, when hospitals in Atlanta and Richmond announced that they
were opting out of the federal smallpox vaccination plan, opinion
leaders reacted as if the physicians had enlisted with

William Kristol's April 7 editorial in The Weekly Standard denouncing
critics of the war on Iraq as "anti-American" is startlingly reminiscent
of the menacing directives issued for decad

In his address to the nation on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, George
W.

It was a drama too good to miss, made for TV, if not for Hollywood.

On March 19, shortly after Saddam Hussein defied President Bush's
deadline to go into exile, Tom Brokaw of NBC broke into Law & Order,
airing on the East Coast, to announce the start

Emerging from their meeting in Belfast the day before US forces
announced Baghdad had fallen, George W.

The Democratic Leadership Council, the lost-inside-the-Beltway group
that last fall championed the disastrous Democratic strategy of cozying
up to the Bush Administration on military issues whi

He might have the toughest detail this war has to offer.

Columns

scheer

Allowing the looting of Iraq's museums is another indication of our contempt for the Mideast -- and our unfitness to rule it

Let's say that from the east while you look south
An icy snowball hits you in the mouth.
You see the kid who did it run, the wretch,

On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of white Americans
supported invading Iraq, but only 29 percent of blacks.

The risks of war? There was the risk of being bombed if you had the
misfortune to live in a neighborhood where US targeters thought Saddam
Hussein might be located.

Articles

"I had been unaware that baseball was a Republican sport."

One casualty of the war on Iraq has been the image of the Western media.

A comparison of media coverage of the Iraq war.

Little "nation-building" is under way, and the country is on the edge of
civil war.

Union members are making links between customers' concerns and their
own.

Fouad Ajami is the Pentagon's favorite Arab.

Books & the Arts

Book

The quest for El Dorado, the mythic city of gold, is at the heart of the
tumultuous history of the Americas.

Book

Consider this hypothetical situation.

Poetry

Refracted through your tide-washed hours, this prince
drifts through algid brine, kelp-wound: his ship has foundered
in your sky. For his sake you discover land, build

Book

Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.