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September 19, 2005 | The Nation

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September 19, 2005

Cover: Cover art by Steve Brodner, cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Annette Fuentes examines the way school privatization evades accountability, Cristina Nehring explodes the myth of the orgasm and Arthur C. Danto celebrates Robert Smithson's majestic earthwork, Spiral Jetty.

Letters

MINOR REBUKES ON NUKES

Dummerston, Vt.

Editorials

There's abundant compassion but a great deal of confusion about the
best places to send charitable donations to help the victims of
Hurricane Katrina.

Progressive, grassroots charities on the Gulf Coast are poised to help hurricane victims. Here's a list of groups that need your donations.

A nation's conscience is stirred by the abandonment of the poor and
the frail: This may be the one bright spot of the man-made disaster on the
Gulf Coast. Eric Foner gives a history lesson.

The death of William Rehnquist, the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. to replace him and the agony of New Orleans represent a sad symmetry of events.

Louisiana's poet laureate writes of the resolve of New Orleans's displaced citizens to rebuild their shattered city.

Mounting American casualties alone cannot turn us away from this ill-advised war. Democrats and anti-war advocates should let words and peaceful actions speak, instead of guns and corpses.

Rush Limbaugh would should skip the juvenile hurricane jokes and summon up some genuine empathy for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

As confirmation hearings open, we already know a great deal about John G. Roberts Jr. He's ethically challenged, ideologically rigid and unfit for the Supreme Court.

Columns

Column Left

The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.

Music

How can women be equal before Islamic law, according to which they are unequal?

The Bush Administration is tongue-tied because it doesn't know what lie to put out next.

Bush's paean to his staunchest ally's murderous impulses, with apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan.

Articles

Pat Robertson's shadowy relief organization, Operation Blessing, is prominently featured on FEMA's list of charities to receive donations for hurricane relief.

NBC took offense when Kanye West took an unscripted swipe at President Bush during a benefit concert for hurricane victims. But somebody had to say it.

Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will
be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.

Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such
a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe
is a matter of race and class.

The Community Education Partners (CEP) serves students the public schools don't want--and it makes millions.

When the adulation fades, Alan Greenspan will be recognized as a right-wing ideologue and the most politicized Fed chairman in history.

Books & the Arts

Music

Thirty summers ago, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run exploded the cynicism and complacency of a morally exhausted era and gave a new generation reason to believe in rock and roll.

Art

Robert Smithson's epic earthwork, Spiral Jetty
tends to render critics speechless.

Book

Orgasms used to be a secret, then they became a right.
Now they're a duty. It's time to explode the myths.

Book

Daniel Fuchs's The Golden West is best read as an
author's requiem for the Hollywood he loved.

Book

The rich legacy of former Nation editor and activist
Carey McWilliams is on full display in three books.