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July 7, 2003

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Adam Hochschild examines the horror in Congo, Daphne Eviatar explores the Jessica Lynch media story and Stuart Klawans reviews "Capturing the Friedmans."

Letters


AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON OR WORKERS?

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Editorials

It seems clear that one of the keys to public health is establishing public patents.

Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who
combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or
ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,

The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and
the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the
thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to

News from the Ituri region of the misnamed Democratic Republic of Congo
in recent weeks has been so grim as to make one want to turn the page or
flip the TV channel in despair: tens of thousand

As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi
links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush
Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the

Columns

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Whatever happens in Iraq, lying to Americans and the world about the reasons for war is not acceptable.

With street fighting prevailing, Paul Bremer, the American administrator
in Iraq, recently trotted out a new "two-sided approach," according to
the New York Times.

Inviting me to a recent wedding in Virginia, the proud parents asked if
I would do some sort of officiation.

Preferring death to getting caught,
She emptied weapons as she fought.
Though shot and stabbed she didn't flinch.
She battled on, did Private Lynch.
Or did she?

Articles

To the myth-makers of war, the Americans in Iraq look
like the Russians in Chechnya.

Emblematic of Chile's skewed democratic transition was the sight of congressional deputy Juan Pablo Letelier, probably one of the most honest and dedicated politicians in the country, behind bars

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

Speaking at a conference this winter on Internet crime, eBay.com's director of law enforcement and compliance, Joseph Sullivan, offered law-enforcement officials extensive access to personal cust

For all of democratic society, this new (and certainly transitory) stage of history is costly and frightening.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

The Pentagon was selling a patriotic tale. It found many eager buyers.

A bipartisan commission is at work, but how tough it will be is still unknown.

When Tokyo took over Manchuria, its propagandists spoke of
"liberation."

Books & the Arts

Film

I have often been asked the difference between movie reviews and film
criticism; and after much thought, I've decided the answer is about one
week.

Theater

"In society the homosexual's life must be discreetly concealed. As
material for drama, that life must be even more intensely concealed.

Book

A few years in Washington, DC, snake-oil capital of the universe, and
you begin to think that anything can be packaged as something else.
Well, almost anything.