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November 4, 2002 | The Nation

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November 4, 2002

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John Nichols examines upcoming electoral contests, Héctor Timerman assesses the Argentine army's chief of staff and Kate Doyle celebrates the courage of Helen Mack.

Letters

WITHOUT A HITCH

Editorials

Like most New Yorkers, like most Americans, the attacks of September 11
made me very angry.

The war debate is not over.

The day after Mary Robinson stepped down as United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, forced out by determined pressure from
Washington, George W.

Kate Doyle served as an expert witness in the Mack trial. The documents used in the trial and dozens of other declassified US records on US policy in Guatemala may be found at the website of the National Security Archive.

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

As a healthy response to the Bush Administration's war policies, the
number of people taking to the streets in protest is increasing with
each step toward war.

Columns

(Translated From the Norwegian)

The Nobel Carter finally got
He got 'cause he's what Bush is not.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

Now they've given Jimmy Carter the Nobel Peace Prize. Looking at the
present, wretched incumbent, Democrats feel smug about their paladin of
peace.

Articles

Strategic lessons for a Democratic Party that is having trouble finding its way.

Even after twenty-five years, the bitter taste of Argentina's "dirty war" lingers.

On his new album, country-rocker Steve Earle lets politics infuse his music.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

Books & the Arts

Book

"It's hard to imagine a more boring book" than Robinson Crusoe, declares Gilles Deleuze, "it's sad to see children still reading it.

Book

Shortly after Ronald Reagan became President of the United States, the
nation's capital got a second morning newspaper. Eventually, Dr. Ronald
Goodwin, formerly the Rev.

The author may be contacted regarding this piece at JonWiener@hotmail.com.

Book

When the University of Nebraska Press sent my review copy of the
Selected Short Stories of Weldon Kees
with a note asking that I
please accept the book with the compliments of the author

The Bush Administration seems to be gunning to make history as the first
great unilateralist government of the twenty-first century.