Ad Policy

December 13, 2004


  • Editorials

    Sex & the Clergy

    Exit poll results indicating that 22 percent of voters ranked moral values as the most important factor in their support for a presidential candidate have occupied more than their fair share of m

    Frances Kissling

  • In Fact…

    REPUBLICAN BLOOD SPORTS

    the Editors

  • Blue State Secession

    In the shadow of the election that returned to power the most autocratic and illegitimate government the nation has ever experienced, many are beginning to talk about "blue state" secession.

    Kirkpatrick Sale

  • Falluja’s Health Damage

    Afif Sarhan, an Iraqi physician and journalist, contributed reporting for this article.

    Miles Schuman

  • Destabilizing the CIA

    In Washington, it's hardly without precedent for a presidential appointee to swear one thing before a Senate confirmation committee and then, once ensconced in the sought-after post, do another.

    Jason Vest

  • Engaging Tehran

    In a small victory for European diplomacy and constructive engagement, the International Atomic Energy Agency recently verified that Iran has suspended its uranium enrichment activities.

    the Editors

  • Columns

    The Invisible Hand Holds the Remote

    What does it mean that a whopping 70 percent of Americans, according to a recent New York Times-CBS News poll, believe that mass culture is responsible for debasing our moral values?

    Robert Scheer

  • Kerry and the Gift of Impunity

    Click here to read Klein's "You Asked for my Evidence, Mr Ambassador. Here It Is. In Iraq, the US Does Eliminate Those Who Dare to Count the Dead," published in the Dec. 4, 2004 Guardian.

    Naomi Klein

  • Money for Nothing

    To hear conservatives describe it, the only video appearances that hurt John Kerry more than that of Osama bin Laden were those of Hollywood celebrities, who united behind his candidacy as never

    Eric Alterman

  • From Birmingham to Baghdad

    I, Condoleezza Rice, was leaning over the kitchen sink, hacking up a half-dozen or so rotisserie chickens and slinging the parts into a serving dish in time for the first of the party guests.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Farewell, Colin Powell

    We need to say farewell to Colin Powell,
    Who should have long ago tossed in the towel.
    Instead he lent his good name to the team
    In vouching for its cockamamie scheme.

    Calvin Trillin

  • Get the latest news and analysis delivered to your inbox every morning.


  • Books and the Arts

    The Invisible Hand Holds the Remote

    What does it mean that a whopping 70 percent of Americans, according to a recent New York Times-CBS News poll, believe that mass culture is responsible for debasing our moral values?

    Robert Scheer

  • Hostile Obituary for Derrida

    On October 10, the New York Times published a front-page obituary for French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

    Ross Benjamin

  • Money for Nothing

    To hear conservatives describe it, the only video appearances that hurt John Kerry more than that of Osama bin Laden were those of Hollywood celebrities, who united behind his candidacy as never

    Eric Alterman

  • The Interpreters of Maladies

    Derrida was often misunderstood, but rarely worse than in his New York Times obituary. Ross Benjamin explains, in a web-only feature.

    Adam Shatz

  • Days of Rage

    On November 4, 1979, a few months after the collapse of the Iranian monarchy and the inauguration of Iran's Islamic Republic, a group of college students calling themselves the Muslim Students Fo

    Reza Aslan

  • Dissent or Assent?

    Michael Walzer's best book is not, unfortunately, his most influential.

    George Scialabba

  • Of Love and Other Demons

    The first chapter of Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote follows our hero's adventures from 1936 through 1948, a particularly heady period of his life.

    Nathaniel Rich

  • Little Big Man

    No musical life has been told more often than Wagner's. Biographies have wafted incense around him, or been incensed by him.

    Paul Griffiths

  • The Shock of the Old

    These remarks introduced a centennial tribute to Isaac Bashevis Singer in October at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    Morris Dickstein

  • The Good Girl

    In the past few decades, Russell Banks has established himself as one of America's most important living writers, one of a handful with the daring and the talent to plumb our history and the huma

    Deborah Scroggins

  • Imitation of Life

    To return to Chekhov in this cultural moment makes you feel as if you were experiencing spring in Russia.

    Lee Siegel

  • Patriot Acts

    In September 1950, four months into the Korean War, Congress passed the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), known as the McCarran Act, after its sponsor, the Nevada Democratic Senator Pat McCa

    Mike Marqusee

  • Lost in America

    In no literature in the world has the immigrant novel been more varied, more original, more persistent than in ours--and this for the most obvious of reasons.

    Vivian Gornick

  • Pop and Circumstance

    You may recall the to-do occasioned two winters past by a certain shift in the mise-en-scène at the United Nations.

    J. Hoberman

  • An Appetite for Liebling

    If we had four or five Abbott Joseph Lieblings in Iraq and Washington, it might be a different war, one in which those hugely amiable, observant and amusable souls could bring us the news that, y

    David Thomson

  • Letters

    Letters

    OIL--A REFINED IRAQ SCHEME

    Los Osos, Calif.

    Our Readers and Meline Toumani

  • Support Independent Journalism.