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This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).
We know in advance that Colin Powell's performance will be flawless.
Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.
Bush's Gulf of Credibility
The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.
The long-awaited January 27 report of United Nations inspection chiefs
Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, as anticipated, did not include a
clear-cut finding of success and readiness to close the
In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term
"imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the
antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing
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A Palestinian's view.
Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.
The Zapatista rebels in Chiapas defiantly broke nearly two years of self-imposed silence by taking over the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas as the New Year began.