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April 4, 2005 | The Nation

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April 4, 2005

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Russell Jacoby assails the new PC, Lucia Annunziata writes of the anger in Italy and Stuart Klawans reviews "Mondovino" and "Don't Move."

Letters

FREEDOM FRIED

Simi Valley, Calif.

Editorials

ISLAND OF THE BANNED

George W. Bush hasn't even spelled out the details of his plan to privatize Social Security and it's already in trouble, even among some Republican lawmakers--for good reason.

Since September 11, we've heard a lot about the "intelligence failures" that left the United States unprepared for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Giuliana Sgrena, an intrepid journalist for the left-wing newspaper Il Manifesto who had become an icon of national unity during her twenty-eight days as a hostage in Iraq, was returning h

Columns

Column Left

Thankfully, Americans see right through the exploitation of Terri Schiavo.

Music

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

How lionlike the Democrats sound as they circle around Social Security, roaring their defiance!

You must withdraw, since nations can't
Install their troops in other places
To change regimes that they don't like.
Except, of course, in certain cases.

Articles

Black farmers and the agrarian culture they embody are rapidly disappearing.

A growing detainee population, but still no control--two years after the US invasion, the war continues.

Journalists, bloggers, news executives, media scholars and librarians try to make sense of the new media environment.

Educators share strategies for opposing the war.

The current battle is the latest in a larger, ideologically driven conflict.

The right takes aim at the ivory tower--brandishing a new legislative agenda.

They claim liberals are victimizing them.

Books & the Arts

Film

Like a melodrama or a political tract--genres it sometimes resembles, in an honorable way--Jonathan Nossiter's documentary Mondovino has a villain you can hiss at.

Book

To an American, Europe is a cautionary tale.

Music

At this writing, the first prosecution witnesses have begun testimony in the case of People v. Michael Joe Jackson.