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Patricia J. Williams sees oil at the center of many of our problems David Ost explores lost idealism in Poland and Stuart Klawans reviews "The Motorcycle Diaries."

Letters


ISRAEL AND THE US

New York, NY


YO, CANADA!

St. Mary's, Kans.

Editorials

The largest mobilization ever for public schools has one simple demand.

On September 2 a federal judge in Detroit threw out the only jury conviction the Justice Department has obtained on a terrorism charge since 9/11.

Why does the United States--born in a people's war for national independence from the greatest empire of its time--have such a difficult time understanding the people's wars of independence of ou

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq?

The presidential pageant has now risen full in the sky and is blocking out the sun.

It's one measure of the decay--and the promise--of American political discourse that Seymour Hersh's Chain of Command arrives at a moment when John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi's Unfit for

Columns

Ask Dr. Marc

"I don't automatically assume doctors are more qualified to spout truths then patients are."

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If they were true to their principles, moderate Republicans and consistent conservatives would be supporting John Kerry. Instead, their acquiescence to the reckless whims of George W.

Four years ago, Ralph Nader justified his third-party campaign on the grounds that the two parties represented nothing more than "Tweedledum and Tweedledee." As Americans die by the thousand in I

It was an odd dream: The Bush twins were ten feet tall and peering in my window. They were snickering. "We had a hamster too..." they were saying, as though it were the merriest of threats.

I wasn't really for the war.
But all my kin, in wars before,
Had gone when called. I couldn't flee.
No, Canada was not for me.
Another thing that I was not

Articles

The strange story of the Herati shelter girls shows the limits of "liberation."

Bush has managed to puncture Poles' image of America as essentially good.

Iraq is changing lives and political sentiments in a small Midwest town.

Books & the Arts

Film

One of South America's most brilliantly talented filmmakers has made a political road movie: the story of a young man who sets out on a journey of discovery and self-discovery through his vast co

Book

In the sequence of revolutions that remade the Atlantic world between 1776 and 1825, the Haitian Revolution is rarely given its due, yet without it the progressive credentials of the others would

Book

It wasn't until 1996, when President Bill Clinton declared April to be National Poetry Month, that the eminent translator and poet Richard Howard truly grasped the significance of the opening wor