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May 12, 2003 Issue

  • Editorials

    Statement on Cuba

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    The Nation

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    In Baghdad this week, one Mohammed Mohsen Zubaidi, an Iraqi businessman with ties to the Iraqi National Congress, has shown up claiming to be the city's governor.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Crackdown in Cuba

    The arrest and long-term imprisonment of dozens of dissidents in Cuba and the rapid execution of three men who had attempted to hijack a boat were deplorable.

    Wayne S. Smith

  • The Public Is the Enemy

    On March 22, a few hundred peaceful antiwar protesters in Seattle who had gathered around the Federal Building suddenly found themselves being swept down streets by officers in riot gear and th

    Silja J.A. Talvi

  • Driving While Immigrant

    Emboldened by the "success" of its preventive war in Iraq, the Bush Administration appears to be expanding its preventive law-enforcement strategy at home.

    David Cole

  • It’s the Oil, Stupid

    On the second day of the invasion of Iraq, US commandos seized two Iraqi offshore oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, capturing their defenders without a fight.

    Michael T. Klare

  • War Profiteering

    Even before US troops arrived in Baghdad, looting broke out--in Washington.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Revell Variations

    How much, in just twenty years, Donald Revell has changed! From the Abandoned Cities (1983), his debut volume, included a villanelle, a sestina, rhymed sonnets and meditative terza rima.

    Stephen Burt

  • Minority Report

    Ever since Clark Kent first donned a pair of oversized glasses and, somewhat improbably, hid his Superman persona from Lois Lane, questions of identity have been a staple of the comic-book genr

    Alan Jenkins

  • Fear Eats the Soul

    Baghdad has fallen. The city has been taken by the troops who were bringing it freedom.

    John Berger

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