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December 20, 2004 | The Nation

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December 20, 2004

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A forum on the election with Theda Skocpol, Eric Foner, Mary Gordon, Van Jones, Richard Rorty, Michael Lind, Noam Chomsky, Mary Robinson and many others.

Letters


A MORAL MINIMUM WAGE
, by Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele


'ABOLISH ELECTION DAY,' by James K. Galbraith

Belmont, MA

Editorials

Reflections on love and politics.

The fourth annual winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for 2004 is author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, a longtime contributor to this magazine, as well as to other periodicals on the

Professor Paul Samuelson's Economics: An Introductory Analysis has been the bestselling college economics textbook for more than fifty years.

Click here for info on Kaplan's With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush's White House (New Press).

Attorney General John Ashcroft has never been one to hide his anger under a bushel.

"We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant." So said the philosopher Karl Popper near the end of World War II.

However Ukraine's crisis is resolved, it is clear that interference by Russia and the United States has been massive. Viktor Yanukovich, the current Prime Minister, was Moscow's favorite.

Politics doesn't grant any long mourning periods. Democrats have to shake off the postelection blues--now--and begin agitating among themselves to create a very different party.

Columns

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If it had been even a primitive nuclear weapon that hit the World Trade Center three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people would have died instead of fewer than 3,000, and the free society w

Music

How long did it take Republicans to write their thank-you note to the Christian right? About five minutes.

No alien penetration or treachery of double agents has ever done nearly as much damage to the CIA as the infighting consequent upon the arrival of each new director, charged by his White House ma

Articles

The Democrats should start framing economic justice as a moral issue.

Books & the Arts

Book

I've never had a strong appetite for travel literature.

Film

Michelangelo and Ulysses came home from the war with knapsacks bulging, bearing the reward for hardships suffered and inflicted. "We promised you the world," the soldiers boasted to their wives.

Book

In American Dream, his masterful new book about welfare reform, Jason DeParle brings together two groups of people who rarely seem to meet: welfare policy-makers and welfare recipients.

Book

After the Kinsey Report but before the first Penthouse Forum, John Updike wrote, "He kneels in a kind of sickness between her spread legs.

Book

As war threatened Europe in the 1930s, a physicist turned to a psychiatrist to help understand the impending violence.