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March 21, 2005 | The Nation

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March 21, 2005

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Jonathan Schell details what it means to be a less super superpower, Warren Hinckle remembers Hunter S. Thompson and Arthur C. Danto hails Cy Twombly's magic.

Letters

ABOLITION, A CLASS-FREE ENDEAVOR

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Editorials

John Bolton's career has been dedicated to subverting the UN.

What about the 178 women who will be released from US prisons every day of the year?

One of the most difficult things to judge in the world today is the extent of American power.

He said he wanted his ashes shot out of a cannon. "A great funeral" was what he wanted, he told his son. Then he walked into the kitchen and shot himself dead in the head.

For more on judicial nominations, see Garrett Epps's "Judicial Jeopardy: Questions for Nominees."

As an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, David Cole represents Maher Arar and Ahmed Abu Ali in their civil cases against the government.

The immediate outcome of the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision in Roper v.

Columns

Column Left

Bush wants to break Social Security.

Music

Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

Back in the early 1990s, the right-wing taste of the year was Newt Gingrich. He led the Republican sweep into Congress in the 1994 midterm elections.

Though having Rock, some said, was plain insane, he
Eschewed the sort of language used by Cheney.

Articles

"We have to change the AFL-CIO,"

Write-in candidate Donna Frye was the moral winner in San Diego's mayoral race.

This year's World Social Forum gave culture its due--and reaped the rewards.

In May 2003 the centrist Democratic Leadership Council published its yearly list of "100 New Democrats to Watch." The DLC frequently puts out these lists as a way to publicly solidify its identif

Books & the Arts

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LOVECRAFT: Tales

Film

What might it mean to call a film indispensable? Perhaps not much. At base level, we'd merely be asserting that other films (maybe the vast majority) are candidates for the garbage heap.

Art

In the works that made him famous, Jasper Johns realized an ancient dream by painting things that overcame the distinction between reality and representation--numerals, for example, or targets.

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Christopher Marlowe's life was short, sharp and irresistible.