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December 29, 2003 | The Nation

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December 29, 2003

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Sasha Abramsky exposes a Republican power grab, Eric Alterman defends George Soros and Stuart Klawans reviews "The Last Samurai."

Letters

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UNWILLINGLY WED TO THE WAR

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Editorials

The rising tide of anti-Americanism is attributable to the distrust engendered by this Bush doctrine.

In a 5-to-4 decision as we went to press, the Supreme Court upheld nearly all the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's provisions.

In 2002, Republicans on a House Judiciary subcommittee trained their sights on an unlikely target: conservative Judge James Rosenbaum, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Minnesota Distr

The unilateralist regime had met its match, at least on one issue.

The launching of a new Middle East peace plan in Switzerland in early December attracted more than the usual number of luminaries.

Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean for President for the same reason that so many other Democrats have: He wanted to be where the action is in his party.

Columns

scheer

The capture of Saddam Hussein is being treated as a celebratory occasion, but it is one that the Bush Administration might come to regret.

Stop the Presses

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

Music

When did Christmas shopping become a patriotic duty, the contemporary equivalent of collecting tin cans in World War II?

"A cruise ship in the harbor," thought DeLay,
"Could be a place where decent folks would stay,
Avoiding all that mob that we detest--

Articles

To counter Bush, the Democrats must present a different version of a safe world.

While farmworkers are sickened by pesticides, industry writes the rules.

Even moderates who have denounced terrorism fear being seen as US puppets.

The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.

Fears grow, hopes dim, in occupied Iraq.

Books & the Arts

Film

In one of his sunnier moods, Jean-Luc Godard might have tacked onto The Last Samurai the subtitle une étrange aventure de Tom Cruise.

Poetry

The hours between washing and the well
Of burial are the soul's most troubled time.

Book

Generations of Yale students share stories about special moments in Vincent Scully's courses on art and architecture.

Book

African-American history, broadly defined, continues to be the most innovative and exciting field in American historical studies.

Art

I have always marveled at the way in which Abstract Expressionism was able to transform a disparate group of painters, none of whom had shown any particular promise of artistic greatness, into fi