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December 9, 2002 | The Nation

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December 9, 2002

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Neve Gordon outlines Israel's choice, David Helvarg explains why it's been a bad year for environmentalists and Stuart Klawans reviews 8 Mile.

Letters

Editorials

A spate of recent terrorism events--the bombing of a French tanker, the
destruction of a nightclub in Bali, an FBI warning of a "spectacular" Al
Qaeda action and the surfacing of a new Osama bi

Within the next decade, 30-40 percent of current public school teachers
in the United States will retire, opening up more than 700,000 teaching
positions.

Robert Bly, with David Ray, founded American Writers Against the
Vietnam War in 1967; it sponsored many rallies and readings against the
war. He is preparing a similar group to do readings against the Iraq
war.

"Debacle 2002" is already in reruns but has been replaced by a new
dramatic series called "Zero 4," which chronicles some familiar
characters and a few new faces running for President.

POETRY MAGAZINE'S GRAND SLAM

Returning to Israel after an extended absence can be a disturbing
experience.

Columns

scheer

What a lousy Christmas present.

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Music

Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?

How dismal was election night 2002?

Stop the Presses

One big problem with liberal and leftist debate about Al Qaeda or Iraq
is that it rarely seems to have much to do with Al Qaeda or Iraq.

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

Articles

On a sparkling Indian Summer day fifteen years ago, I was waiting in front of the Pyongyang Hotel with a British documentary producer.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

Abida Bano sits on the floor of a crowded makeshift relief building
in Ahmedebad, the largest city in Gujarat, holding her 10-month-old
daughter.

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

Is our public health system ready?

Books & the Arts

Film

November has been melodrama month at the movies. First Todd Haynes
brought us Far From Heaven, which he ought to have called
Imitation of Imitation.

Press

The current Salmagundi (Summer-Fall 2002) has a section on what it
calls "Femicons" (the category includes articles on Emma Goldman,
Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Willa Cather); but

Theater

Tom Stoppard's 'Coast of Utopia'

Book

"I was in a highly unshaved and tatty state," John Lennon said of his 1966 meeting with a certain conceptual artist, then mounting her first show at London's Indica Gallery.

Book

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s