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May 31, 2004 Issue


  • Editorials

    Implausible Denial II

    Seymour Hersh has been much more right than not in his reporting on the current Administration.

    Jason Vest

  • Implausible Denial

    Additional support for this article was provided by the Fund for Constitutional Government.

    Jason Vest

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    On April 28 the subject of torture was discussed in oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

    Jonathan Schell

  • A Nation of WASPs?

    A Nation of WASPs?

    Earl Shorris

  • Straight, Not Narrow

    In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my straight friends' weddings.

    John Scagliotti

  • The View From Prague

    Only on my last day in this hilly, river-spliced city, with such beguiling old world charm and art nouveau elegance that unless you're Kafka a strenuous effort is required to maintain fury or g

    Peter Davis

  • Conditions of Atrocity

    Even before the Congressional hearings on the criminal abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Colin Powell brought up My Lai, the Vietnamese village where, in 1968, American troops slau

    Robert Jay Lifton

  • ‘Dead Man Walking’

    "The unthinkable is becoming thinkable," neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan despaired recently in the Washington Post.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Moral Case Against the Iraq War

    The crimes at Abu Ghraib are a direct expression of the kind of war we are waging in Iraq.

    Paul Savoy

  • Artists Without Borders

    Three years ago I saw a work by the late Swiss-German artist Dieter Roth that so captivated me that I am determined to write a book just to be able to reproduce it on the jacket.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • The Good War

    For the last three and a half years the Israeli army has deployed American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters, armored Caterpillar bulldozers and Merkava tanks powered by engines

    Joel Beinin

  • Darkness Visible

    Shortly after the first anniversary of September 11, when The New Yorker had published a slew of poems memorializing the events of that day--Galway Kinnell's "When the Towers Fell" and C

    Lexi Rudnitsky

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