December 3, 2001 | The Nation

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December 3, 2001


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John Nichols interviews Vincent Bugliosi re the media recount of disputed ballots in Florida in Election 2000; David Glenn reports on the wars raging over academic freedom on American college campuses; Christopher Hitchens argues that the most frightful enemy--theocratic barbarism--has come into plain view in the war on terrorism; and David Cortright takes a hard look at US sanctions against Iraq.


The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

A Pakistani laborer dies in custody of the INS, after the FBI falied to link him anything more sinister than overstaying his visa.

The contested presidential election is hard to sort out, but news outlets still try to proclaim unfounded 'facts.'

Civil rights are under attack through legislation and executive actions that purport to help fight terrorism.

An interview with Vincent Bugliosi about the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Bush v. Gore.

Asociación Tepeyac helps undocumented workers affected by the WTC terrorist attacks, and helps families of the missing victims.



Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.


With a turn of season comes a turn of politicians—now we've got a billionaire mayor.

Minority Report

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.


Biotechnology is hyped as the next big step in medicine—but is it all financial speculation?

Although the timing was off, a conference on globalism connects the dots between its subject and terrorism.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Serious shortcomings in voting access were illustrated in the 2000 'recount.'

The recent election has shown that election reform is necessary to preserve our democracy.

The United States takes the couch.

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

Saudi Arabia depends on the United States for defense, which contributes to that country's corruption.

They've got oil; we've got arms. How convenient for everyone.

Will academic freedom survive?

Books & the Arts


Nancy Schoenberger's and Max Phillips's new books on artists' muses.


A review of Studs Terkel's Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for Faith.


The MoMA opens a comprehensive survey of Alberto Giacometti's work.