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March 22, 2004 Issue


  • Editorials

    Nation Notes

    We're happy to welcome to the masthead two contributing writers whose beats will include media, politics and in particular ideas and intellectual debates.

    The Nation

  • Britain’s Secret Sharers

    Barely a month ago Prime Minister Tony Blair looked unstoppable. He'd survived, narrowly, a revolt within his own party over plans to allow universities to charge higher tuition fees.

    Maria Margaronis and D.D. Guttenplan

  • Greenspan’s Con Job

    It is not exactly that he lies, but Alan Greenspan certainly ranks among the most duplicitous figures to serve in modern American government.

    William Greider

  • Coup in Haiti

    For those who know Haitian history, this has been a time of eerie, unhappy déjà vu.

    Amy Wilentz

  • Kerry’s Challenge

    The John Kerry who won nine of ten Super Tuesday states, and with those victories Democratic nominee-in-waiting status, was not the John Kerry who officially launched his presidential campaign si

    John Nichols

  • Kulturkampf, 2004

    On pages 11 and 14 of this issue Tom Hayden and Carol Burke recall the culture wars of the Vietnam era, which live on in the odd, enduring hatred of Jane Fonda by conservative vets.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    In the midst of a wicked winter, I like to curl up with some sultry nature writing. My father instilled in me a fascination with the natural world.

    Teresa Stack

  • Advertisements for Myself

    Solo theatrical performances are like ads. Everyone claims to hate them but nevertheless finds the good ones irresistible. A good ad acts like a tonic, making a new idea easy to swallow.

    Jonathan Kalb

  • My Dinner With Aleksander

    In 1964 an important if somewhat obscure Polish writer and public intellectual named Aleksander Wat arrived at the University of California, Berkeley, and began the work that would eventually bec

    Benjamin Paloff

  • Notes of a Native Daughter

    The title does neither the book nor its author any favors.

    Gene Seymour

  • Raw Material

    Since Miles Davis died on September 28, 1991, the merchandising machine has been in overdrive, pushing repackaged classics (Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain), niche compilations and

    Brian Morton

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