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Christian Parenti reports on who really rules Afghanistan, Naomi Klein exposes Carlyle's cover up and Stuart Klawans reviews "Team America" and "Hearts and Minds."

Letters


JEWS WHO JUST SAY NO--TO AIPAC

Warsaw, Ind.

Editorials

Talking points on election reform.

As the final week of the campaign season expires (this column goes to press on October 27), George W.

The Nation Institute is pleased to announce the first Alfred A. Knobler Journalism Fellow.

From the start of his independent campaign for the presidency early this year, Ralph Nader constantly argued that he would draw as many or more votes from Republican George W.

As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

The civilians of Falluja are negotiating to stave off a threatened US-led military incursion.

Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

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scheer

"I want to cast my vote in favor of the United Nations."

Less than twenty-four hours after The Nation disclosed that former Secretary of State James Baker and the Carlyle Group were involved in a secret deal to profit from Iraq's debt to Kuwait,

Even though we've lived with it for more than thirty years now, it's hard not to marvel at the effectiveness of the right's campaign to intimidate, cajole and complain their way into favorable tr

Six more days till the election. As of this writing (October 27), nothing is certain. The election polls are bouncing around like yo-yos.

The party knows he has some faults,
But what he has they need: That's schmaltz.
And what he doesn't look is French.
So Bubba's coming off the bench.

Articles

Dr. Deborah Richter has advocated state-sponsored health insurance for every Vermonter, at nearly fifty Rotary Clubs plus chambers of commerce and boardrooms.

But corporate America isn't buying.

Behind the democratic facade.

How a crucial voting bloc was all but ignored.

Books & the Arts

Music

Travistan will keep kids asking questions about music, politics and life.

Film

In the players' handbooks that once circulated among commedia dell'arte troupes, the wandering actors of early modern Italy used to set down inventories of the lazzi, or comic turns

Art

The remarkably gifted artist Francesca Woodman abruptly ended her brief life and career on January 19, 1981, leaping to her death from a window in her New York studio.

Book

"Our government makes no sense unless it is founded on a deeply felt religious faith--and I don't care what it is." Thus spoke the noted theologian Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day in 1954.