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December 22, 2003 | The Nation

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December 22, 2003

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Robert Jay Lifton on "superpower syndrome," Calvin Trillin on Bush's surprise visit and Jay Parini on Pablo Neruda.

Letters


ISRAEL: SINGLE, BINATIONAL STATE?

Editorials

Three states (Alaska, Arizona and Hawaii) and 219 cities, towns and counties have passed anti-Patriot Act resolutions, ordinances or ballot initiatives. Hundreds more are in progress.

George W. Bush began to take part in a Bible study group in 1985, after two decades of binge drinking. For two years he studied the Scriptures and put his heavy drinking behind him.

The Bush Administration will make sure that no Grinch spoils Rupert Murdoch's holiday season.

The stalling of the Republican-backed energy bill by a Democrat-led Senate filibuster was only a temporary reprieve.

If a presidential candidate is truly the Real Deal, does he have to repeatedly pronounce himself the Real Deal?

Third-quarter GDP grew by 8.2 percent, October unemployment dropped to 6 percent, manufacturing orders are soaring, the stock market is up--as are profits, the value of stock options and CEO sala

This World AIDS Day we were greeted by new, more accurate data from the World Health Organization (WHO) confirming the astonishing scope of the global epidemic: Some 40 million are now infected,

Columns

scheer

Nancy Reagan is right-on for blasting proposal to replace FDR with her Ronnie.

"They got whacked and won't try that again," said an unnamed Pentagon official in the wake of the recent deadly confrontation in the Iraqi town of Samarra.

Khrushchev wrote in his incomparable memoirs that Soviet admirals, like admirals everywhere, loved battleships because they could get piped aboard in great style amid the respectful hurrahs of th

Supreme Commander Rove, despite his power,
Watched, helpless, as his finest stunt went sour.
Off San Diego, he'd arranged, with glee
A perfect picture, Victory at Sea--

Articles

A report on the state of global human rights.

Lawmakers who passed the so-called partial birth abortion ban are far removed from women's lives.

Matt Gonzalez, San Francisco's Green candidate for mayor, is trying to put an end to the forty-year grip the Democrats have held over the city's electoral politics and become the nation's most pr

Shortly after Strom Thurmond died, the flags at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia were lowered to half-staff. Every flag except one, that is.

It is Israel's compensatory response to the truth of Jewish experience.

How "superpower syndrome" is ravaging the world.

Books & the Arts

Book

One of the greatest paradoxes of the modern era is the relationship between science and rationalism.

Poetry

Pablo Neruda is often compared to Walt Whitman. In fact, the Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner outdid Whitman in some respects.

Book

We live, it has been said, in a postideological age. Ideologically confused might be more like it.