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November 19, 2007 Issue

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  • Editorials

    The Colbert Rapport

    Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert's bid for President promised brilliant satire. It's a shame he's called it quits.

    Larry Bogad

  • Preparing for the Inevitable

    The San Diego wildfires should prompt political candidates to address the fact that communities across America are ill-equipped to deal with natural and unnatural disasters.

    Donald Cohen

  • The Gap: New Frontiers in Child Abuse

    The Gap has been caught selling garments made by child slaves in India. It's enough to make you vomit all over your new denim jacket.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Noted.

    Phony FEMA press conference, France v. Rumsfeld, Stephen Colbert and remembering Randall Forsberg.

    the Editors

  • False Prophets

    James Watson continues his long and well-documented history of baselessly biologizing social stereotypes.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Say No to Africom

    With little Congressional scrutiny and nary a whimper of protest, the United States will soon establish permanent military bases in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Danny Glover and Nicole C. Lee

  • People Burn Here

    Illegal immigrants are the invisible victims of the California wildfires.

    Mike Davis

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Colbert Rapport

    Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert's bid for President promised brilliant satire. It's a shame he's called it quits.

    Larry Bogad

  • News From Nowhere

    Hip-hop star M.I.A. broadcasts the sound of those with one foot in the First World and the other in the global South.

    Jeff Chang

  • Playtime

    The Surrealist dissident Raymond Queneau turned his writings into a lab for his experiments, and the results are still exhilarating.

    Mark Polizzotti

  • The View From Jantar Mantar

    The contradictions of parliamentary democracy in India have been a constant source of struggle and rich debate.

    Basharat Peer

  • The U.S. and the World (Editors’ Introduction)

    The 2008 election, more than any election in decades, will turn on questions of foreign policy and national security.

    The Nation

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