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February 13, 2006 Issue

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  • Features

    The End of the Internet?

    Telephone and cable companies are crafting strategies to transform the free and open Internet to a privately run service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. Can we stop them?

    Jeffrey Chester

  • Curing Fanaticism

    Amos Oz reflects on the political and diplomatic implications of Hamas's recent victory and its impact on opportunities for peace.

    Jon Wiener

  • For Pro-Life Bloggers, a New Hubris

    Relishing Samuel Alito's impact on the Supreme Court, pro-life bloggers are already laying strategies to win hearts and minds in a transformed legal landscape.

    Esther Kaplan

  • Credit Crunch

    New federal guidelines for banks and credit card companies that boost minimum monthly payments have wreaked havoc on American families struggling to pay their bills and avoid bankruptcy.

    Mark Winston Griffith

  • New Day for Bolivia

    The inauguration of Evo Morales as Bolivia's first indigenous president opens a new era for Bolivia and a turning point for political, diplomactic and trade issues in the Americas.

    Tom Hayden

  • The Party of Davos

    American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they are in ordinary Americans' needs.

    Jeff Faux

  • The New Face of the Campus Left

    Since the 1970s Republican conservatives have been the dominant political force on American campuses. But groups like Campus Progress, better groomed and better organized than their predecessors, are pushing back.

    Sam Graham-Felsen

  • A Second-Line Revival

    Storm-whipped New Orleanians returned to the city to join a joyful second-line parade, a revival of music that made real the triumph of the city's spirit.

    Billy Sothern

  • Editorials

    In Fact…

    THE NEW LEADER: RIP

    the Editors

  • UCLA’s Dirty Thirty

    Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to target and expose left-leaning faculty.

    Jon Wiener

  • Truth, Fiction and Frey

    James Frey's faux memoir exposes corporate publishing as an industry so starved for bestsellers that it is unable to protect itself from fraud.

    Matthew Flamm

  • Storm Clouds Over Iran

    The confrontation with Iran is a wake-up call to states that possess nuclear weapons: in a world of nuclear apartheid, multilateral disarmament is the only course of action that can succeed.

    Richard Falk

  • Madness of King George

    Democrats should follow Al Gore's lead and challenge the Bush Administration's ongoing surveillance of American citizens. If this illegal action goes unchecked, our liberties will be dramatically impaired.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Truth, Fiction and Frey

    James Frey's faux memoir exposes corporate publishing as an industry so starved for bestsellers that it is unable to protect itself from fraud.

    Matthew Flamm

  • A Second-Line Revival

    Storm-whipped New Orleanians returned to the city to join a joyful second-line parade, a revival of music that made real the triumph of the city's spirit.

    Billy Sothern

  • The Unquiet American

    Reviews of Why We Fight, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story.

    Stuart Klawans

  • The Master of Modernismo

    Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, all but unknown in English-speaking countries, had a global impact on literature, ushering Spanish poetry into the modern era.

    Roberto González Echevarría

  • Music for the End of Time

    A new biography examines the life and work of composer and theorist Olivier Messiaen, who moved French music out of the cafes and back to the cathedrals.

    David Schiff

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