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March 20, 2006 Issue

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  • Features

    Watching What You Say

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

    Tim Shorrock

  • A Moral Economy

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

    Fred Block

  • Macho, Macho Militarism

    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.

    Cynthia Enloe

  • Corvallis Calls the Troops Home

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

    Simon Maxwell Apter

  • Editorials

    Will Greenspan Tell the Truth?

    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.

    William Greider

  • In Fact…

    AN OMBUDSMAN ON THE PRESS & THE WAR

    the Editors

  • An Olympian Scandal

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

    John Brady Kiesling

  • Chile Looks (Slightly) Left

    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.

    Pascale Bonnefoy

  • Defusing the Iran Crisis

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

    Michael T. Klare

  • Fearmongering on Dubai

    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.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Will Greenspan Tell the Truth?

    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.

    William Greider

  • Life Is Sweet

    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.

    Peter Cowie

  • Pledging Allegiance

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

    Daniel Lazare

  • Exile and the Kingdom

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

    Laila Lalami

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