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May 9, 2005 | The Nation

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May 9, 2005

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Trudy Lieberman sounds the alarm on increasing poverty in the US, Daphne Eviatar hails a big win for human rights and Arthur C. Danto reviews the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Letters

TRADE AIN'T NOTHIN' IF IT AIN'T FREE

Washington, DC

Editorials

A better approach to measuring poverty.

MINORITY/MAJORITY

The Bush budget cuts programs for the hungry.

When it comes to ethics violations, the sky is no longer the limit.

Corruption is not a partisan issue.

Columns

Column Left

Has the United States become like ancient Rome, in love with costly conquest?

While Michael Jackson's 2005 trial was appalling, it was not the stuff of ordinary tabloid catharsis; there was not an unsullied soul within fifty miles of the courthouse.

Articles

If their struggle is like the civil rights
movement, why do Christian-rightists like Tony Perkins have so
many racist friends?

Closeness, even friendship, with our former enemies.

An internal memo urges retaliation against graduate students who
want a union.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been
monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the
Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a

Chinese activists oppose the "Washington Consensus."

Unocal's settlement with Burmese villagers may spur better corporate conduct.

Our independent media is under attack.

Books & the Arts

Book

The world Saul Bellow made.

Poetry

Kevin Young updates the Harlem Renaissance for the hip-hop generation.

Art

Basquiat in Brooklyn.