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Few traditions are more American than freedom of speech and the right to
Americans who oppose the Cheney-Bush junta demonstrate sanity, not cowardice.
In the current national climate, the notion that Washington might learn
from the experience of former Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev or
Mikhail Gorbachev would strike most as ludicrous.
It is agonizingly difficult to write about one's hometown as it drowns
in flames and suffocates with smoke.
Victor Navasky's Naming Names (Hill & Wang) was
recently reissued in paperback with a new afterword.
The Nation announces the winners of Discovery/The Nation, the
Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize of the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd
This essay is excerpted from E.L. Doctorow's new book, Reporting
the Universe (Harvard).
How much, in just twenty years, Donald Revell has changed! From the
Abandoned Cities (1983), his debut volume, included a villanelle, a
sestina, rhymed sonnets and meditative terza rima.
Ever since Clark Kent first donned a pair of oversized glasses and,
somewhat improbably, hid his Superman persona from Lois Lane, questions
of identity have been a staple of the comic-book genr