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January 24, 2005 | The Nation

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January 24, 2005

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Amy Wilentz speaks with Amos Oz, Christian Parenti investigates the explosion of poppy farming in Afghanistan and Stuart Klawans reviews "Machuca" and "Head-On."

Letters


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Editorials

At the close of the old year this magazine lost three contributors, all distinguished and influential public intellectuals who brought passion and erudition to the search for a better world.

As I followed the initial coverage of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, I was reminded of a time in the early1980s when I spent some months researching the effects of a nuclear war-- the thermal p

If many strangers die all at once, as in the tragedy of the tsunami or the Rwanda massacre or a war like the one in Iraq, it is a moral problem, to be dealt with through politics or philosophy.

It's a time of sudden hope in the crisis between the Palestinians and Israelis, a weird time of moderation and calls for renewed negotiations.

American elections never play out perfectly.

As the death toll from the tsunami disaster continued to grow, the Bush Administration scrambled to answer widespread criticism that it responded too slowly and with too little aid for the victim

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Columns

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A BBC film challenges many articles of faith in the so-called war on terror.

Music

I was listening to Morning Edition on December 30, and up came one of those end-of-the-year heart-warmers that's supposed to make you feel there's hope for this old world yet.

The new year promises a rich manure of hypocrisy and bad faith.

Defending Rumsfeld, Bush says Rummy's great,
That as a planner he has been first rate--
Respected in the White House and the ranks.

Articles

The war-ravaged, opium-dependent country lives in fear of a new drug war.

Hello. My name is Michael and I'm a grantaholic.

It's time to pay for the revolution ourselves.

Books & the Arts

Film

The Chilean coup of 1973 was carried out with a Lone Ranger comic book, a bicycle and several cans of condensed milk.

Book

This past March, on the closing day of an international literary conference held in Krakow, Poland, an elderly woman stood up before hundreds of scholars and admirers gathered to mark the 100th b

Book

Affirmative action, in theory, is a matter of distributive justice, which is why liberals and progressives tend to look benevolently on it while conservatives and libertarians consider it a trave