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May 14, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover art by Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Center for Cuban Studies Collection; cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels  

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  • Editorials

    Open Letter to Prince Harry

    Be a prince of peace: Don't go to Iraq.

    Amir Soltani Sheikoleslami

  • Sarko vs. Ségo in France

    French politics have been pushed to the right thanks in part to the neo-Fascist politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.

    André Schiffrin

  • Nation Notes

    Nation readers! Help us write a guidebook on the American left. Tell us your favorite places, products and services in the categories below. We need ideas from all over the country. E-mail suggestions to Thank you.   --The Editors

    Theaters with left/political repertories

    Political satire cabarets, street theaters

    Restaurants with a left identity, ownership or history, or that serve natural, organic or "slow" food

    Bars and saloons with lefty traditions or where lefties congregate, and historic watering holes

    Romance/sex: e.g., feminist erotica, consenting-adult clubs, singles meeting places

    Reading clubs, discussion groups

    Public policy/advocacy groups (the ones you most strongly like and support)

    Environmental activist groups

    Environmentally friendly products

    Recreation/nature: e.g., parks, beaches, ski runs, summer camps, nudist colonies, pagan and Wicca festivals

    Gardening: e.g., victory gardens, natural fertilizers

    Energy: sustainable and alternative fuel sources


    magazines: left/progressive zines, alternative weeklies, community papers,
      political movement papers, radical-critical organs, literary/political quarterlies

    radio: stations, programs, talk-show hosts, community radio

    television: e.g., socially conscious PBS stations

    Internet: e.g., great political, cultural, literary or entertainment blogs

    Natural foods--local, mail-order sources

    Health: alternative medicines/clinics/spas

    Artisanal wine, beer, spirits, cheeses, etc.

    Green markets (community-sponsored agriculture)

    Clothing: e.g., nonsweatshop brands

    Fair-deal insurance: health, drug, medical, life

    Financial: cooperatives, anti-redlining banks

    Mutual funds: green, socially conscious

    Legal: legal aid societies, pro bono defense attorneys, groups that litigate for causes like the ACLU

    Travel: tours for left-minded people such as work-study, political, cruises

    Real estate: e.g., co-housing sites, green homebuilders, solar-powered homes, homes built of recycled materials, honest brokers, "Old Left" retirement places

    Funeral homes that Decca Mitford would love (those with fair pricing)

    Cemeteries (fair-priced and those with left-history links)

    the Editors

  • One of My Own

    Although the murders at Virginia Tech had nothing to do with race, Korean Americans remain worried about anti-Asian fallout.

    Richard Kim

  • Virg. Tech: Only Connect

    The Virginia Tech shootings should prompt us to rethink our approach toward guns, the media and mental health.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Changing Course on Cuba

    The US government's policy toward Cuba is imperial, irrational, arguably insane. It's time to change it.

    the Editors


  • Books and the Arts

    A Dangerous Little Beehive?

    A Cuban children's troupe has performed around the globe but finds it almost impossible to enter the United States.

    Rosa Miriam Elizalde

  • Cafe Society

    Clive James's erudite new collection of essays celebrates the best of twentieth-century art, thought and politics.

    William Deresiewicz

  • Stranger in the City

    The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears tells the story of an Ethiopian immigrant's unrequited love affair with the American Dream.

    Tara Gallagher

  • The Art of the Improviser

    Nearly fifty years after Ornette Coleman revolutionized jazz, he is finally being honored with the music world's top awards.

    David Yaffe

  • Ferdinand VII

    Whose astonishing wisdom led to preserving a statue of the monstrous Ferdinand VII in Havana?

    Gore Vidal

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