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March 24, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Against Sexual Scandal

    In just two days, Eliot Spitzer went from white knight to shamed ex-governor. But the real loser in all of this is sex itself.

    Lauren Berlant

  • The Fall of the American Consumer

    We have been the world's designated shoppers, and, if we fall down on the job, we take the global economy with us.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • The Math on Government Spending

    Proving once and for all that progressive economic projects are worth more than tax cuts.

    Daniel Carol

  • State of Confusion

    The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.

    Mary Mapes

  • Nation Notes

    Amy Alexander, a frequent Nation contributor, has been named an Alfred Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute.

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  • The Kosovo Dilemma

    The European Union needs to get Serbia focused on the future.

    Mark Mazower

  • Noted.

    Victor Navasky on William F. Buckley, John Nichols on Dennis Kucinich, Amy Traub on America's mayors.

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  • The Sisterhood Split

    Let's use this moment to push for the feminism we've all been fighting for.

    Jessica Valenti

  • Will Democracy Win?

    Clinton's scorched-earth tactics have helped put the integrity of the electoral process at risk. Do Democrats have the will to make the process fair?

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  • Books and the Arts

    Professing Literature in 2008

    Why is the intellectual agenda of English departments being set by teenagers?

    William Deresiewicz

  • Truth and Consequences

    Who's more to blame in the Love and Consequences hoax: the faux ghetto girl or the credulous book editors and reviewers who so eagerly snapped up her story?

    Amy Alexander

  • Our Troubled Youth

    Exploring the unexpected: Chop Shop, Paranoid Park, Vantage Point.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Daring Intransigence

    Gustave Courbet's blunt pictorial style and taciturn sensibility prefigured the ambivalence and photographic exactitude of modern painting.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Shadowplays

    In a pair of groundbreaking books, Israeli historian Hillel Cohen explores the thorny issue of Palestinian collaboration with Zionists.

    Neve Gordon

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