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January 6, 2003 | The Nation

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January 6, 2003

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Esther Kaplan surveys the antiwar movement, Dilip Hiro examines the post-Saddam problem and Jane Holtz Kay reviews Mike Davis.

Letters


HOISTING A FEW WITH STUDS

Chicago

Editorials

1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

Sorel 3

With Friends of Israel Like These... Oy Vey!

For years Pittsburghers have witnessed the low regard in which public
television station WQED holds its second channel, WQEX.

Margaret Spillane is a native Bostonian.

In moments of triumphant hubris, titans do themselves in.

Columns

Stop the Presses

New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his
fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents
batty.

Republicans feel anger, unconcealed,
Because Trent Lott revealed what he revealed.
They've always reassured the racist clods

Articles

In Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge was forced to view his own death in order to gain some self-awareness of his life as the epitome of cruelty and selfishness.

The debate over how to protect the United States from terrorism while safeguarding its guiding values rages with particular intensity in immigrant communities.

The strength of the opposition is not its unity, but its diversity.

While the Bush Administration looks to the weapons inspection process in Iraq to turn up a material breach worthy of war, hawks in and out of government have been making a separate case for inva

In late November, the journalism department at New York University
hosted a forum on Iraq.

An Iraqi opposition meeting does not inspire confidence in US postwar plans.

WHO: Racial Justice 9-11: People of Color Against the War

Books & the Arts

Book

Judgment Day is everyday with Mike Davis.

Book

The economy of New York City still reels from the attack on September
11, to which has been added the economic effect of global recession and
Wall Street's sharp decline.

Book

While Israel's decisive victories on the battlefield and overwhelming
advantage in military force are crucial to its dominance in the Middle
East, perhaps just as important is the success of it

Film

I can think of no picture of recent years, other than Roman Polanski's
The Pianist, that has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and yet
stirred neither controversy nor excitement.