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October 13, 2003

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David Corn catalogues Bush's lies, Afshin Molavi examines Iran's reform movement and Lynne Viola reviews Anne Applebaum's history of the gulag.

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LESSONS FROM ALGIERS

As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a

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I did a double take when I got to the eighth paragraph of the
Washington Post's eleven-paragraph August 21 news story on Kathy
Boudin's parole.

The media shorthand for retired Gen. Wesley Clark's much-anticipated
presidential candidacy made him the "antiwar warrior," a military man
fully aware of the folly of George Bush's Iraq war.

He's still misleading. Speaking at the United Nations on September 23,
George W.

Columns

scheer

We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins?

We live in interesting times. These days we can all pretty much
acknowledge that race does not exist as a scientific construct; these
days, we can all agree that racism is wrong.

Let's start with a passage from Alan Dershowitz's latest book, The
Case for Israel
, now slithering into the upper tier of Amazon's
sales charts.

You tell us, with a casual by-the-way,
Iraq was not behind that awful day,
As if we'd never heard your staff and you
Implying just the opposite was true.

Articles

There's been scant notice of refugees being brutally driven out of Chechnya.

The Women Legislators Lobby (WiLL) is a professional organization of state legislators formed in 1990 as a program of WAND (Women's Action for New Directions). WAND's mission is to empower women to act politically to reduce militarism and violence, and to redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs. WAND/WiLL honors Helen Thomas with the 2003 BellSouth Torchbearer Award for her lifelong willingness to ask the "tough" questions and her recent commentary speaking truth to power.

Hope has turned to bitterness as reform efforts have been crushed by the
regime.

The President started telling whoppers long before Iraq.

Books & the Arts

Poetry

They are bicycling into the sun.

He has a dhoti on under his coat

and a briefcase with LYRIC

marked in big letters.

Film

The setting is a one-room schoolhouse, which is momentarily unoccupied
except for a pair of turtles.

Book

A refugee from Nazism and a distinguished New York psychoanalyst, Sandor
Rado had thought long and deeply about Hitler's takeover of Germany.
Years ago, the writer Otto Friedrich interviewed hi

Book

On a hot, dusty summer day in 1998, I drove with friends from Smolensk
to the village of Zagor'e to meet Ivan Tvardovsky, a survivor of
Stalin's forced-labor camps and the brother of the renown