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March 20, 2006

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Michael T. Klare addresses the nuclear dispute with Iran, Fred Block envisions a moral economy and Daniel Lazare reviews Todd Gitlin's The Intellectuals and the Flag.

Letters

Much mail has come in on the subject of Max Holland's "The JFK
Lawyers' Conspiracy
" [Feb. 20].

Editorials

A Greenspan memoir will do fine in the marketplace. It is the kind of Important Book daughters buy for father's birthday. In the unlikely event Greenspan tells the truth, it would be a sensational bestseller.

AN OMBUDSMAN ON THE PRESS & THE WAR

Worried about warrantless surveillance in America? Consider the
eavesdropping scandal that is currently roiling Greece, enabled by
Vodaphone.

Michelle Bachelet has vowed Chile will be a different country by the
end of her four-year term. But she will likely be remembered more for
continuity than for change.

A peaceful resolution to the nuclear dispute with Iran is possible if
world leaders work to eliminate the obstacles to intelligent
compromise.

Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.

Columns

TruthDig

With the Pentagon's inspector general suggesting criminal negligence in the
killing of former NFL star and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, it is time to demand
Congressional hearings into the way the Bush Administration cynically spun
the story to serve its political purposes at the expense of the truth.

Howl

Bush is using inflation to pay off the deficits incurred by his Administration, leaving future generations with more problems than just debt.

The right-wing hijacking of religion's public role in our political
discourse is as undeniable as it is inappropriate, and represents one
of liberalism's most serious problems.

The Dubai flap is no surprise, considering Bush always promised to run
America like a corporation--even if the corporation is Enron.

Articles

How are AT&T, Sprint, MCI and other telecommunications giants cooperating with the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program?

Progresssives must articulate a vision of a moral economy and a
benevolent community that challenges the rhetoric of market
fundamentalism.

On this year's International Women's Day, antiwar feminists take note of how our society has become increasingly militarized as a cult of masculinity has tightened its grip on American politics.

The Corvallis City Council approved a resolution calling for American
troops to come home from Iraq.

Books & the Arts

Book

Federico Fellini: His Life And Work effaces nearly everything
written about the great Italian director, offering a distinct critical
analysis and an absorbing account of his private life.

Book

Todd Gitlin uses patriotism to wallop the radical left in The
Intellectuals and the Flag
.

Book

In his newest novel The Last Friend, Tahar Ben Jelloun draws
from his experiences as a writer and activist under Morocco's
repressive monarchy.