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February 14, 2005 | The Nation

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February 14, 2005

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Danny Glover and Bill Fletcher Jr. detail a winning strategy for progressives, Eric Foner argues that "freedom" belongs to all and Peter Kuper debunks the Social Security fairy tale.

Letters


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Editorials

On issues of war and peace, progressives should take heart from the fact that no matter how aggressive the Bush Administration's intentions may be, its ability to carry them out is likely to be s

Back on Friday, June 12, 2002, the Defense Department had a big problem: Its new policy on torture of captives in the "war on terror" was about to be exposed.

This Administration may not know how to rule the world, but it sure can run a ritual.

George W. Bush's second inaugural address cynically invoked noble ideals for ignoble ends.

Columns

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After the excellent election news, it's time for Bush to plan a pullout.

Stop the Presses

Washington Post writer Paul Farhi cleverly compared the content and structure of George W.

There I was, in the basement of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, enjoying a private tour of the place.

(The Bushes Do "My Fair Lady" at the Inaugural Balls)

Articles

A federal magistrate in Georgia sentenced eleven people to prison for up to six months last week for crossing the line onto a military base in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience last fall.

Imagining the possibilities at the World Social Forum.

Conceived as a progressive challenge to the Democratic Leadership Council, in just under six months PDA has organized chapters in thirty-six states.

Once again, World Bank water policy is challenged by the poorest.

History holds clues to a winning electoral strategy for progressives.

His headline-grabbing investigations are enough to give the GOP heartburn.

He can help mount an effective opposition.

Books & the Arts

Poetry

Tonight, the old hard work of love
has given up. I can't unbutton promises
or sing secrets into your left ear
tuned to quivering plucked strings.

Book

If Herbert Marcuse and Senator Joseph McCarthy had gone to a movie together in the late 1950s--and that could only happen in a movie--they would have walked out, probably not together, and demand

Book

On May 22, 1787, nine Quakers and three Anglicans gathered in a London print shop with the express purpose of doing something about the international slave trade.