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August 18, 2003 Issue

  • Editorials

    Congress Rebuffs the FCC

    The revolution may, in fact, be televised--and on C-Span, no less.

    John Nichols

  • Victory at McDonald’s

    Watch for William Greider's forthcoming book The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, due in bookstores in early September. Click here for info on the book and original reflections and riffs from Greider.

    William Greider

  • Payments for Perle

    An odd thing happened in February when a European television station approached Richard Perle for an interview.

    Ari Berman

  • Travels With Izzi

    If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on Iraq, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to The Nation Digital Archive.

    Peter Davis

  • Present at the Dissolution

    Washington has shifted into scandal gear.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    I know how to work hard but not how to play. Take last summer. On my first night of vacation, I went to bed with David Brock's Blinded By the Right.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • The Age of Innocence

    If you've seen Pleasantville--the story of teenagers who are magically transported from 1990s reality into 1950s television--you know that its writer-director, Gary Ross, has a sly respe

    Stuart Klawans

  • Paint It Black

    If the idea of monochrome painting occurred to anyone before the twentieth century, it would have been understood as a picture of a monochrome reality, and probably taken as a joke.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Thieves Like Us

    In March 2001 a small Internet website in Delhi,, revealed that two of its reporters had used a secret camera to tape senior defense officials and political leaders accepting bribes

    Amitava Kumar

  • Soul Man

    Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many: "This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.

    Armond White

  • In Our Orbit

    American troops have been in Iraq since March, and their reception has been decidedly chillier than promised.

    Emily Biuso

  • Operation Iranian Freedom

    Click here to read Iran's New Strong Man by Andrew Roth from the September 5, 1953 issue of The Nation.

    Tariq Ali

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