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January 26, 2004 | The Nation

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January 26, 2004

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John Nichols studies Dean's strategy, Richard Lingeman evokes the spirit of Lenny Bruce and Patrick Smith reviews John le Carré.

Editorials

Lenny Bruce, the potty-mouthed wit who turned stand-up comedy into social commentary, was posthumously pardoned yesterday by Gov. George E.

TRACING CHARLES HORMAN'S KILLER

There is no segment of Americans more attuned to Ralph Nader's prophetic themes than Nation readers--many of whom supported his presidential candidacy in 2000.

Here comes the sequel to the Scalia Clones and Thomas Clowns.

The Democratic Party has come a long way from the "lockbox" economics of 2000.

After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after

When Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and the agribusiness insiders-turned-"regulators" who run George W.

Columns

Don't think and drive.

There's a wonderful children's story by Roald Dahl titled Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox is a wily fellow whose record of chicken theft has driven three local farmers to the point of madness.

Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.

We're fighting terror in Iraq, Bush says,
So we won't have to fight these guys right here.
Then why the orange alerts and canceled flights

Articles

Despite the frigid weather, the line to get into Hammerstein Ballroom snaked all the way down Manhattan's 34th Street the night of January 12. Vendors hawked shirts with slogans like "George W.

What in the world is Ralph Nader doing with the ultrasectarian
cult-racket formerly known as the New Alliance Party?

Iowa and New Hampshire are important, but it takes 2,162 delegates to win.

Bush projects macho, but it looks forced. Could Howard Dean be the "it" candidate?

Books & the Arts

Theater

Tony Kushner's latest play, Caroline, or Change, left me contemplating its curious title, which suggests an indecisive playwright. Why not just Caroline, or simply Change?

Book

A year ago now, when the Bush Administration was preparing the world for an American invasion of Iraq, John le Carré wrote a column of scathing, sharp-toothed commentary for the Times

Book

As ways of writing about a past, memoirs and autobiographies, although in practice they may often overlap, are different undertakings.