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August 4, 2003 Issue


  • Editorials

    Letter From Ground Zero

    The United States seems to interpret the news these days through a prism of catch phrases borrowed from history.

    Jonathan Schell

  • No Jobs=No Votes for Fox

    Three years ago the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost its seventy-one-year grip on Mexico's presidency.

    Jeff Faux

  • GM ‘Assistance’ for Africa

    In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for themselves.

    Amadou Kanoute

  • Bush’s Africa Agenda

    George W. Bush's recent tour of Africa was a series of campaign photo opportunities dressed up as a diplomatic trip.

    William D. Hartung and Emira Woods

  • Nigergate Thuggery

    Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer working covertly in a field of vital importance to national security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush Admin

    David Corn

  • Showtime in Iraq

    Peter Davis is on assignment in Iraq for The Nation.

    Peter Davis

  • End the US Occupation

    The test of a great nation is whether it has the capacity to own up to its mistakes and change course for the sake of the country and the world.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    I've been bashfully mute amidst the chatter over Norman Rush's new novel, Mortals, because he wasn't on the modest list of Writers I Know About.

    Timothy Bradley

  • Badlands

    It's always good fun to see a boy wax romantic over the first girl to give him a handjob--and if the boy should be a black-hatted Jew, the fun is only improved.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Charlotte’s Web

    In 1890 the American feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a remarkable short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," about a woman--genteel, educated, with more than a casual taste for intellectual l

    Vivian Gornick

  • Written in Memory

    Helen Keller may be the world's most famous supercrip.

    Michael Bérubé

  • Lady Day

    Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's new book, The Majesty of the Law, appears at a particularly auspicious moment. As the swing vote on and author of Grutter v.

    Herman Schwartz

  • The Bourgeois Revolutionary

    Publishers, even academic presses, know that the public likes biography and cater to this taste with a stream of handsomely produced, and often quite well-written, volumes.

    Robin Blackburn

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