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January 26, 2004 Issue

  • Editorials

    Lenny From Heaven

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

    Richard Lingeman

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

  • Helping Nader Decide

    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.

    the Editors

  • More Bad Judges

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

    Jack Newfield

  • Economics 2004

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

    William Greider

  • Rebuilding Afghanistan

    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

    Ahmed Rashid

  • Mad Cow, Mad Policy

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

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Closest of Strangers

    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?

    Baz Dreisinger

  • A Near Perfect Spy Novelist

    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

    Patrick Smith

  • A Magical Realist and His Reality

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

    Perry Anderson

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