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June 7, 2004 | The Nation

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June 7, 2004

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Praful Bidwai reports on electoral fallout in India, Eric Alterman tracks regretful hawks and Stuart Klawans reviews "Control Room."

Letters

Editorials

Is there any sense in the independence of one people at the expense of the fundamental rights of the other?

Katha Pollitt has been named the Charles Lawrence Keith Fellow at the Nation Institute.

The Indian people have delivered a stunning electoral blow to the right-wing National Democratic Alliance, led by the Hindu-chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party, and paved the way for a multiparty r

The war on Iraq has made us all painfully aware of the Pentagon's growing reliance on private companies.

By identifying himself as an antiwar candidate seeking the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, and by using his still considerable media skills to spread the word about his stance, Ralph Nad

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.

Columns

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Can it get any more bizarre?

Ask Dr. Marc

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Stop the Presses

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

Music

The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.

We'll give you back the country soon.
Your leaders at the end of June
Will be there democratically.
We'll let you know soon who they'll be.

Articles

MoveOn.org joins forces with Lollapalooza to make change in November.

The highbrow literary magazine has re-emerged as a combative political actor.

The young and the angry mosh the vote for the November election.

Books & the Arts

Film

I know, you're too hip to see Troy.

Book

This book has a past, which begins at least in 1995, when Elzbieta Ettinger brought out a controversial account of the unpublished correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, but p

Poetry

Those first-nights when I see my charge's panic,
And, in quick whispers, slip him mislaid lines,
Untangled recognition scenes will light

Book

In the prevailing American stereotype, North Korea is a failing Stalinist dictatorship held together only by the ruthless repression of a mad ruler who dreams of firing nuclear weapons at Los Ang