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This essay, from the October 1, 1874, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the politics of the Justice Department, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

The war-ravaged, opium-dependent country lives in fear of a new drug war.

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzales's nomination.

Is there bipartisan Congressional support for torture?

How can we let this evil persist?

A child therapist is jailed after the law decides he took the wrong pictures.

Few spectacles in journalism in the mid-1990s were more disgusting than the slagging of Gary Webb in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

Did anyone in the Bush White House cast an uneasy eye over the new indictment of Gen. Augusto Pinochet?

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