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Lutz Kleveman details the new "Great Game," Praful Bidwai hails the World Social Forum and Stuart Klawans reviews "Blind Shaft" and "Hiding and Seeking."

Letters


AMERICAN HUBRIS AND HISTORY

Brunswick, Me.

Editorials

WHAT ASSASSINATION PLOT?

To the beat of
drums by India's Dalits (former Untouchables) and Adivasis
(forest-dwelling tribes) celebrating indigenous popular movements
that refuse to be subdued, the World Social Forum

Click here for info on Bruce Shapiro's Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America, recently released by Nation Books.

As an MSNBC analyst before the war, former United
Nations weapons inspector David Kay often seemed more like a
cheerleader for the Bush Administration's Iraq policy than he did an
impartial

Don't forget about David Corn's new book, The
Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of
Deception
(Crown Publishers). For more information and a sample, check out the book's website: www.bushlies.com

Columns

scheer

Using the ends to justify the means repeats the folly of Vietnam.

scheer

Now, can we talk of impeachment?

Stop the Presses

Read Slate's symposium of "liberal hawks" reassessing their support for the Iraq war.

Music

I used to think we should get
rid of First Ladies.

They'd said that David Kay would list
The weapons that the UN missed.
Now David Kay tells Bush and Blair
The weapons simply were not there.

Articles

Where to go if Dean pulls out of the race? Marc Cooper reports from Arizona.

The greatest threat to hopes of defeating Bush remains Democratic business as usual.

Instead of being used to track boots and books, these systems could be used to track us.

The Zionist-colonial enterprise has always had a built-in propensity to gravitate towards its most extreme expression.

The White House is trying to radically restructure the federal government's revenue-raising activities.

A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

In Central Asia, powerful players are competing for influence and energy sources.

Books & the Arts

Book

For a man ostensibly telling us what narcissism means to him, Tony Hoagland sure lets his friends do a lot of the talking. But maybe that's the point. In other people, he sees himself.

Book

When
Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on
September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for
the "preservation of Chilean democracy." In

Music

Several generations of doomy, bookish youth have grown up
listening to the Cure.

Book

"This act of
incendiarism is the most monstrous act of terrorism so far carried
out," reported a 1933 Berlin newspaper.

Book

The last decade or two have witnessed an insidious
shift in American culture, one that goes to the heart of the way we
talk about our society.

Film

Considered as a subset of the road movie, the post-Holocaust, return-to-Poland documentary has been a dismayingly static genre. Most of these films are journeys in only the physical sense.