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June 11, 2007 | The Nation

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June 11, 2007

Cover: Cover art by Victor Juhasz; design: Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Nick Turse considers the secret air war in Iraq, Lizzy Ratner examines surgeons, Mark Weisbrot ponders the World Bank.

Letters

SOME RED, BUT TRUE BLUE

Bozeman, Mont.

Editorials

Paul Wolfowitz's resignation won't reform the World Bank. But it could spark a new era of independence from the International Monetary Fund.

Will a donation from Nike deflect Stanford's efforts to curb sweatshop labor in the making of its sports regalia?

What is it that Congressional Democrats don't get about the Iraq debate?

The Senate's "grand bargain" on immigration may be the best deal to be done in the present political climate, but it's still not good enough.

Alberto Gonzales now stands revealed as an unambiguous conspirator against the Constitution--as does his boss.

Columns

TruthDig

Now that Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter has presented him with a grandson, maybe it's time for Grandpa to join PFLAG.

Jason Giambi finally got around to telling the truth about baseball and steroids. So naturally, Major League Baseball is out to smear him.

Music

Who says American feminists have ignored the plight of Muslim women?

Articles

As conditions worsen inside Baghdad's embattled Green Zone, construction continues on a grandiose US Embassy complex that mirrors Bush Administration delusions of a reordered Middle East. Take a virtual tour.

To live and dine in California, where one in four is an immigrant, is to sit at a global table. And a bland national cuisine is heating up.

New chasms are opening in the unequal terrain of American society: To the ranks of exploited domestics and factory workers, consider the emerging proletariat of adjunct faculty and temporary attorneys.

A group of economists is challenging the most basic assumptions of neoclassical economic theory, and their influence is growing.

Bombs from American planes are killing tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, and no one in the mainstream media is talking about it.

Iraq has prompted the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world, and it's threatening to destabilize the entire region.

Books & the Arts

Film

Reviews of the animated psychoanalytic sci-fi thriller Paprika, 9 Star Hotel and Poison Friends.

Book

Atul Gawande offers up a banal self-help manual for aspiring MDs, while Pauline Chen prescribes a dose of compassion.

Poetry

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Evening succeeds evening.

Demons discourse
on familiar topics.

Book

Two new books on the AIDS epidemic in Africa suggest that the best treatment may be found in the continent's own social movements.

3rd Party Article

How two small liberal arts colleges are tackling climate change, one gust at a time.

MU debates the Bush library, but where are the student voices?

Asian Pacific Americans support progressive immigration reform in DC.

A flimsy new film treats young conservatives as victims.