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February 3, 2003 Issue


  • Editorials

    War’s Collateral Damage

    Among Washington insiders the odds of war with Iraq rise and fall daily--60-40, 50-50, 40-60.

    the Editors

  • Ryan’s Courage

    "Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his final act of office.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Crunch Time at the FCC

    One of the most important votes of 2003 will be cast not in Congress or in voting booths across the country but at the Federal Communications Commission.

    Michael J. Copps

  • Dissident or Apologist?

    The Iraqi-American writer and Brandeis professor Kanan Makiya is nowadays considered by many in the United States to be the Iraqi dissident par excellence.

    Sinan Antoon

  • Iraq War Blowback

    A deeply disturbing development that has been buried under the debris of war talk is the fact that since 1998, in a major historical reversal, most of the deaths and injuries from terrorism hav

    Saskia Sassen

  • Letter From Iraq

    I asked Fatima, a mother with nine children, all living with her husband and her sister in three rooms, "How are you preparing for the war?" She replies, "Oh, there is not much we can do.

    Elizabeth Roberts

  • In Fact…

    NAOMI KLEIN ON BOARD

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    There He Goes Again

    Near the end of his threadbare, tendentious and dubious hagiography of Ronald Reagan, Peter Schweizer recounts the President's first trip to Moscow, in late spring 1988.

    Walter C. Uhler

  • Dissident or Apologist?

    The Iraqi-American writer and Brandeis professor Kanan Makiya is nowadays considered by many in the United States to be the Iraqi dissident par excellence.

    Sinan Antoon

  • Was It Sexy, or Just Soviet?

    Given the number of prematurely world-weary young men and women who followed the lure of easy money, cheap alcohol and even cheaper sex to the geopolitical discount bins of the former Soviet Un

    Eliot Borenstein

  • Who Killed Emmett Till?

    The summer before 14-year-old Trent Lott entered all-white Pascagoula High School in Mississippi, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago named Emmett Till convinced his mother to let him go down

    David Holmberg and Rebecca Segall

  • Our Man in Saigon

    In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).

    H. Bruce Franklin

  • The Rest of Love

    The hive is for where
    the honey was.
    Was findable there,

    then not.
    Sometimes, I think I dreamed it,
    or I am saying it like a thing

    Carl Phillips

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