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September 24, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels, with acknowledgment to Joe Wezorek

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  • Editorials

    Bush’s 9/11 Tradeoff

    The Administration has come to regard the law as a barrier to security and a literal weapon of our enemies, and sees crime as a legitimate tool to fight terror.

    Ari Melber

  • Welcome to Fleece U

    Our mission is to take feckless teenagers like you and turn them into full-fledged debtors.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Patriot Act’s Wide Net

    The Gonzales Justice Department used the Patriot Act to prosecute a gang of eco-arsonists as terrorists.

    Ken Olsen

  • Beyond ‘Green Shopping’

    Don't believe the hype that "clean coal," "clean nuclear power" and biofuels will solve the environmental crisis.

    John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander

  • Reaganites Reconsider

    Even staunch conservatives are becoming alarmed at the Bush Administration's unconstitutional expansion of presidential powers.

    Charlie Savage

  • Why We Must Leave Iraq

    End the occupation, abandon the pretense that only American power can bring order to the region and atone for the human catastrophe we have caused.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Farm Aid Raises a Vision

    What began as an attempt to help financially strapped farmers in the Reagan years has grown into a visionary political and social movement rooted in the agrarian values of the American Revolution.

    Max Fraser

  • Grave Thoughts

    Heddy Honigmann's documentary Forever visits the dead in Paris, but nobody grieves; James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma pits an evil Russell Crowe against a driven Christian Bale.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Perishable Goods

    A new biography of economist Joseph Schumpeter explores his insights into the emerging world of globalized capitalism.

    Robin Blackburn

  • The Earth’s Horizons: Panorama

    An observer limits her point of view to the line

    Michèle Métail

  • The Uninvited Guest

    Juan Cole's Napoleon's Egypt examines the little dictator's doomed attempt to occupy an Arab country.

    Roger Owen

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