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May 24, 2004 Issue


  • Editorials

    Exporting America’s Prison Problems

    In 1997 a 29-year-old schizophrenic inmate named Michael Valent was stripped naked and strapped to a restraining chair by Utah prison staff because he refused to take a pillowcase off his head.

    Dan Frosch

  • Mean Green Job Machine

    The presidential campaigns and their armies of consultants are well aware that a jittery American public yearns for jobs.

    Paula DiPerna

  • Bhopal’s Legacy

    Every December for the past nineteen years, marchers in Bhopal, India, have paraded an effigy of Warren Anderson through town and burned it. Anderson is despised because he was the CEO of Union

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Stonewalling on Wilson

    The publication of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's book, The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies That Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity, affords a fresh opportunity to cons

    David Corn

  • Election Matters

    The peeling-gilt Aladdin Theatre, in a working-class neighborhood across the river from downtown Portland, generally draws rock acts a little too funky or faded to fill the city's main showcase

    David Sarasohn

  • The Horror of Abu Ghraib

    "Abu Ghraib prison was used for torture in Saddam's time.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Stonewalling on Wilson

    The publication of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's book, The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies That Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity, affords a fresh opportunity to cons

    David Corn

  • All in the Family?

    Despite decades of battering by divorce and the proliferation of single-parent households, the family remains a source of inexhaustible fascination.

    Stanley Aronowitz

  • Happy 30th Anniversary Discovery/The Nation

    Blindness and Transparency

    I can't say. Is it better to close your eyes,
    or to go unseen?

    Various Contributors

  • Evidence of Things Not Seen

    My father and most of my uncles fought in World War II. I grew up in the shadow of the war.

    Chris Hedges

  • Native Son

    At the height of the Great Game, when adventure-crazed young men from Britain and Russia stealthily documented the wild miles and tribes of Central Asia, an American and an Englishman set up te

    Leela Jacinto

  • Broadcast News

    Most faces can simply be described, but some (like Jean Dominique's) need explaining. When did the lips shrink away, and the light brown skin start clinging to the bones?

    Stuart Klawans

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