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February 10, 2003 | The Nation

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February 10, 2003

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Lani Guinier decries the quota smokescreen, Noy Thrupkaew urges support for reform in Iran and Eric Alterman looks for anti-Americanism in Europe.

Letters

AD NAUSEAM--THE 'DIME BAG' AD

Lakewood, Calif.

Editorials

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

In Iran, the name Abbas Abdi is inextricably linked with the word
"reform." Although he's now a key ally of President Mohammad Khatami and
an advocate of opening a dialogue with the United Stat

At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of
Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going
to war with Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld warned

Columns

Ask Dr. Marc

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Dear Dr. Marc,

scheer

Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

Stop the Presses

These are dangerous times. George W. Bush is set to make another State
of the Union address.

Music

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

This Kim Jong Il's a naughty lad,
But Bush says he's not half as bad
As ol' Saddam, whom we must swat
Before he gets what Kim has got.

Articles

Early tomorrow morning, organizers of this, the third annual World Social Forum, will formally close out the weeklong event to report their conclusions to the hundreds of international reporte

The Zapatista rebels in Chiapas defiantly broke nearly two years of self-imposed silence by taking over the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas as the New Year began.

The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

Just hours after the third annual World Social Forum was officially inaugurated this afternoon, ten of thousands of delegates, visitors and local residents are gathering for a peace march thr

How Europeans see America

Setting themselves apart is a big job for most Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

Books & the Arts

Book

Genealogy rules Latino literature tyrannically.

Book

Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at
the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are
falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

Film

If Elia Suleiman's face were a cartoon, then the single short, white
brush stroke dabbed into his black hair would perhaps be the beginning
of a thought balloon, perpetually forming above the l