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January 31, 2005 | The Nation

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January 31, 2005

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Paul Krassner offers some confessions of an aging hippie, John Nichols reports on how the battle over CAFTA can be won and John Banville critiques the work of Imre Kertész.

Letters

BUT IS IT ART?

Hidden Valley Lake, Calif.

Editorials

DEATH SQUADS--THEY'RE BACK!

The Bush Adminstration's ten biggest scandals.

When I was a kid--this was before television--the radio was my best friend.

Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

A triumphant George W. Bush, emboldened by finally being elected to office, will inaugurate his second term on January 20.

Howard Dean elbowed his way into the 2005 contest for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee with the same unbridled energy, litany of ideas big and small and outsized self-confide

Columns

scheer

Some might say it's tacky to rain on the President's parade, but two crucial news stories compel it.

What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?

"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.

(A Song Sung in the Shower Every Morning by
George W. Bush)

Articles

Pinochet's indictment marks a new era.

Ukraine's election was a call to arms.

George Bush had best be careful when he fiddles with the radio dial in the presidential limousine on Inauguration Day.

Springsteen's got it right: No retreat.

The results of the last election of 2004 could foretell the first serious defeat for the Bush Administration's agenda in the new Congress.

Activists are pushing hard from below.

Books & the Arts

Art

The letterhead of Columbia University, where I taught for four decades, reads in full "Columbia University in the City of New York," not because there is much likelihood that anyone will wonder w

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Adorno said, as we all know, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. This is not to say, as many imagine, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is to be forbidden, or is impossible.

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Andrew Rice covered commercial real estate development for the New York Observer from 2000 until 2002.