October 15, 2007 | The Nation

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October 15, 2007

Cover: Cover design by José Chicas & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Can America survive the tedium of its black and female candidates?

If you think the Buddhist monks challenging the military regime in Myanmar are passive and peaceful, think again.

A new section features brief comments, late-breaking news, revealing statistics, curiousities, shout-outs, disses, obits, quotable quotes and other short notes.

As Venezuela and the rest of Latin America repair the damage of two decades of free-market orthodoxy, John Kenneth Galbraith is a major inspiration.

Take note of our new look, new features, the return of Comix Nation in the print edition of the magazine.

Blackwater USA should answer for the crimes of its soldier-contractors in Iraq. Calls for withdrawal from Iraq must also include private security contractors.


Fired Up

Women are less happy than we used to be. But given the state of the world, perhaps if we had a little more worry and a little less happy, we'd be better off.

Exposed in court as sex harassers, the coach and owner of a storied basketball team have turned Madison Square Garden into a toxic workplace.


Why did the State Department tolerate--and pay to conceal--the crimes of its Blackwater guards in Iraq?


Will her talent for raising campaign cash turn into a liability?

His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

Bush and the neocons are trying to save their crumbling reputations by blaming critics of the war for the debacle.

Tevye couldn't have sung it any better.


Peacemakers from countries that have moved from sectarian strife towards national reconciliation met with Iraq Sunnis and Shi'as in an effort to resolved the crisis.

Google's bid to acquire DoubleClick will make it the most powerful player in interactive marketing on the planet. But it poses threats to our privacy, politics and democratic aspirations for the Internet.

A conversation with the author and Feministing.com founder about why the next wave of feminist activism will take place online.

Now that telecommunications giants are shielded from lawsuits for warrantless spying, the Bush Administration is seeking to absolve them of past misdeeds.

Who will mete out justice for America's merchants of death?

As a wounded soldier battles to right a wrong, the cavalry arrives.

Lawyers in Myanmar t joined forces this week with Buddhist monks to demand national reconciliation and an end to human rights abuse.

In a letter to Myanmar strongman Than Shwe, the abbot of a Yangon monastery calls the regime to account for its corruption and the suffering it has imposed on the Burmese people.

Books & the Arts


The raunchy, racy comedian makes us laugh and cringe.


His nostalgic PBS series casts WWII as acrucible of meaning. Too bad it lacked a tighter focus on the moral failure of combat.


The original poster child for the religious right describes how he came to terms with religion and an odd upbringing.


A historian plugs some suspicious gaps in two revisionist histories of Vietnam.


Now with a major label, political punk rockers Against Me! have released what may be the year's best album. But have they sold out?

3rd Party Article

H.R. 2669 is the largest increase in student aid since the GI Bill of 1944.