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December 2, 2002 Issue

  • Editorials

    Stand Up, Fight Back

    In defeat, Democrats have convened their perennial circular firing squad, issuing salvos of what Groucho Marx used to call departee--what they should have said.

    the Editors

  • Half a Victory at the UN

    Iraq's decision to accept the United Nations Security Council resolution, passed unanimously on November 8, sets in motion a tightly scripted plan for UN arms inspectors to return to Iraq.

    Phyllis Bennis

  • And Now the Good News

    CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.

    John Nichols

  • Alien Nation

    When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they attracted some unlikely allies.

    Jennifer C. Berkshire

  • Letter From Newark

    The eleventh floor of the federal building in Newark is not a place anyone visits by choice. The air-conditioning is always either too cold or not cold enough.

    Jim Edwards

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Atop the Volcano

    Gioconda Belli--poet, novelist, society belle reborn as Sandinista comrade--has written a memoir of the Nicaraguan struggle that reads like a romance--a romance with politics and revolution, ce

    Anderson Tepper

  • A Sex of One’s Own

    Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

    Julia M. Klein

  • Mystery in Milan

    On March 16, 1972, readers in Italy and throughout the publishing world were shocked by the day's headlines.

    André Schiffrin

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