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March 28, 2005 Issue


  • Editorials

    In Fact…

    DEATH AT THE CHECKPOINT

    the Editors


  • From the Publisher

    Masthead watchers will note that with this issue I have dropped the editorial director half of my title. This change is recognition of a happy reality.

    The Nation

  • In the Park With Christo

    From everywhere people flocked to New York City to experience the extraordinary installation in Central Park by the environmental artists Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz and Stephen A. Goldsmith

  • Darfur and Development

    The recent United Nations Commission of Inquiry's report on Darfur may be right or wrong in claiming that the atrocities committed in the region do not amount to genocide.

    Fatin Abbas

  • Cedar or Sapling?

    Ever since a massive bomb killed former prime minister Rafik Hariri on February 14, downtown Beirut has evolved into a solemn carnival, halfway between a wake and a rave.

    Annia Ciezadlo

  • Democracy’s Dilemmas

    In what is being called the "cedar revolution," demonstrators in Beirut brought down the pro-Syrian government at the end of February and forced Damascus to announce the withdrawal of its 14,00

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    In the Park With Christo

    From everywhere people flocked to New York City to experience the extraordinary installation in Central Park by the environmental artists Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz and Stephen A. Goldsmith

  • Fear and Loathing in Italy

    Nineteen sixty-eight came early to Italy--it began with student protests at the University of Trento in 1967--and lasted longer, arguably, than anywhere else.

    Frederika Randall

  • Jews Without Borders

    Although revered in certain circles as something close to holy writ, Edward W.

    Daniel Lazare

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