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May 19, 2003 Issue


  • Editorials

    Freedom of Choice Talking Points

    Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

    Jonah Engle

  • Fear and Its Discontents

    I n March for my online column "Ask Dr.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    Now that the regime of Saddam Hussein has been overthrown, the Bush Administration, like a submarine that, having successfully sunk one ship, resurfaces its periscope to find others, is looking

    Jonathan Schell

  • Axing Higher Ed

    One of the many casualties of our national obsession with the war on Iraq is the emerging crisis of America's public colleges and universities.

    Stanley Aronowitz

  • Sodomy for Some

    So it looks like Rick Santorum won't go the way of Trent Lott.

    Richard Kim

  • Reflections on a War

    It was the best of wars. It was the worst of wars. But did the war in Iraq change anyone's mind?

    Charles Glass

  • Bush’s Bomb

    The latest crisis with North Korea appears to be about the North finally declaring that it has the bomb, but in fact it is about the Bush Administration's inability to hide or control sharp int

    Bruce Cumings

  • Mapping Mideast Peace

    With the close of the Iraq war--at least its first phase--the Bush Administration has another opportunity to seek a lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and to mend relations with

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Discovery/The Nation ’03 Prizewinners

    The Nation announces the winners of Discovery/The Nation, the Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize of the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y.

    Various Contributors

  • Kurdish Delight

    International cinema has an irresistible new pair of reprobates: middle-aged brothers who can do no right in their lives and no wrong before the camera.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Nina Simone (1933-2003)

    Nina Simone, who died at the age of 70 in late April at her home in the south of France, was the Pasionaria of American song in the civil rights era.

    Adam Shatz

  • Bird on a Wire

    I didn't have to wait long for Ziad, the plumber, to come to my house. It had been a year since the current Palestinian intifada broke out in September 2000, and unemployment was at record leve

    Raja Shehadeh

  • The Intuitionist

    This essay is excerpted from E.L. Doctorow's new book, Reporting the Universe (Harvard).

    E.L. Doctorow

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