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June 23, 2003 | The Nation

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June 23, 2003

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Russ Baker finds fault with Judith Miller's reporting, Luc Sante examines New Jersey and Tom Wicker reviews Sidney Blumenthal.

Editorials

"What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation."

Read special extracts from Jonathan Schell's new book, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and The Will of the People.

With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around
trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food.
George W.

Even as he condemned the 3-to-2 vote of the Federal Communications
Commission to allow media conglomerates to dramatically increase their
control over newspapers and radio and television statio

Right-wingers in Washington have begun preparing the ground for US
action, perhaps even war, against Iran.

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt
that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most
lethal weapons ever devised," George W.

Columns

scheer

Americans were duped: Evidence of Administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in.

The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage.
Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with
cheap imports.

A recent article in the Washington Post described some suburban
high schoolers preparing for their proms by spending nearly $3,000 to
rent an H2 Hummerzine, "complete with six TVs, a DVD

It's hard to choose which deserves the coarser jeer: the excited baying
in the press about the nondiscovery of weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq, or the wailing about the 3-to-2 decision of t

We can't yet find the nukes and gas,
Though we have looked in every section.
But we may find them in Iran--
And just before the next election.

Articles

The Chernobyl disaster provides the clearest evidence available of what a dirty bomb exploded by terrorists might do.

"If you want to avoid another Saddam Hussein, you have to work
toward peace and democracy in the Middle East."

What happens when Pentagon objectives and journalists' needs coincide.

New Jersey: a vegetable patch and spare bedroom for the big cities on either side.

How to "privatize" a country and make millions.

Books & the Arts

Film

Romeo Dallaire has the name of a silent-movie star and a face to match:
clear eyes, ample mustache, chin of cleft granite.

Book

Editor's Note: With Leonard Kriegel's meditation on Saul Bellow's
1953 novel
The Adventures of Augie March, we introduce a series
of occasional essays revisiting classic works of literature, history and
criticism.

Book

A reader knowing nothing of the 1990s might well come away from Sidney
Blumenthal's lengthy account of The Clinton Wars with the
impression that for eight years, Bill and Hillary Clinton