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March 7, 2005 | The Nation

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March 7, 2005

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John Nichols reports on what Howard Dean plans to do as DNC Chair, Dahr Jamail surveys public opinion in Iraq and Stuart Klawans reviews Constantine.

Letters

WOMAN, SUMMERS, PINKER, POLLITT...


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Editorials

When a figure like the playwright Arthur Miller dies, his greatness swells in retrospect in a mound of accumulated tributes and memories; attention is paid to the plays--so deeply American--that

Rummaging through Yale University's library shelves in early 2001 to prepare a talk on news media and genocide, I came across a study of nineteenth-century Colorado newspapers by Ward Churchill.

Absent George W. Bush's undergoing a conversion like St. Paul's on the road to Damascus, there probably won't be much good environmental news out of Washington in Bush's second term.

Click here to read Zegart's October 25, 2004 Nation piece to read more on the right wing's drive for tort "reform."

Click here for info on how you can help Lynne Stewart.

Click here to read Christian Parenti's March 29, 2004 Nation article on the abuse of Arab journalists by the US military in Iraq.

Four and a half years after the outbreak of the second intifada, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have signed a cease-fire agreement in Sharm el Sheik, and the peace process appears to be rev

Columns

Column Left

Watching the 109th Congress, one would be forgiven for thinking our
Constitution was the blueprint for a government of Big Business, by Big
Business and for Big Business.

Off goes former Father Paul Shanley to state prison in Massachusetts for twelve to fifteen years, convicted of digitally raping and otherwise sexually abusing Paul Busa two decades ago.

Condoleezza Rice, who is cold as ice, is precise
with her advice. Yes, she is quite precise, and,
yes, she's cold as ice.

Articles

From behind the lines of Iraq's
insurgency.

Seb Walker exposes the fissures not only between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs but among the Kurds themselves.

On January 27th, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle href="http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050127/NEWS01/501270358/1002/NEWS">reported that New York Stat

A look at the real Europe--and at the real issues it has with US policy.

"Expert testimony" does not mean having a badge or a degree.

Despite talk of civil war, Sunnis and Shiites seem more united than divided.

What will Dean do with the DNC?

Books & the Arts

Film

Suzanne Wasserman's documentary Thunder in Guyana, which airs on PBS's Independent Lens series at 10 pm on February 22, is the first in-depth look at Janet Jagan, former president of Guyan

Book

In Hegel's formidable system of aesthetics, fine art fulfills its highest calling when "it has placed itself in the same sphere as religion and philosophy." Philosophy, religion and fine art are

Book

Perhaps no cultural phenomenon has been as successful at demonizing alcohol as MTV's The Real World. Watch it sometime. You'll never want to drink again.

Film

About two-thirds of the speaking characters in Constantine are either demons or angels.