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December 6, 2004 | The Nation

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December 6, 2004

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David Cole questions Alberto Gonzales, Joy Gordon clarifies the oil for food "scandal" and Arthur Danto hails Romare Bearden.

Letters


'NUREMBERG DOWN THE DRAIN'

The Bronx, NY

Editorials

For some time now, American political discussion has seemed to revolve around little stock phrases, such as "defining moment" (at the time of the first Gulf War), "the end of history" (at the end

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

Click here for info on George Lakoff's bestselling Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate.

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzalez's nomination.

"Dr. Rice, nice to see you again. Congratulations on your appointment. We Democrats on the committee are certainly in no position to block your nomination.

After a week of fighting, US military commanders have proclaimed victory in the battle for Falluja.

Columns

scheer

Afghanistan's crop "has spread like wildfire."

Music

Sitting alone in a classroom at a Catholic all-boys high school this weekend (don't ask), I passed the time by browsing through the health textbooks stacked on the window sill.

At least when Duffy's Circus left Youghal there'd be piles of dung from the elephant and the horses.

The AG's to be one Alberto Gonzales--
Dependable, actually loyal über alles.
Though we can't say "Viva!"
For him on Geneva
(Conventions he'd treat

Articles

A report from the SOA protests at Ft. Benning.

Old-fashioned paper ballots are the best guarantee of the democratic process.

A gathering of feminists is an occasion to commiserate and to strategize.

After too many years of watching the Democratic Party and its national candidates lose the crucial ground games of American politics, organized labor, activist groups and wealthy progressives int

The GOP message machine triumphs.

The West is not nearly as "red" as the red/blue maps and pundits would suggest.

Books & the Arts

Book

I was introduced to Bernard-Henri Lévy this spring at a stop on his latest book tour. It was a few minutes before he was due to face the audience.

Book

Ask Americans to enumerate their civil liberties and they instinctively turn to freedom of speech and the press.

Art

Also in this issue, an essay on Romare Bearden by Arthur C. Danto .

Art

Also in this issue, Branford Marsalis talks about Romare Bearden with Adam Shatz.