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From the Archive

  • September 15, 2010

    Blackwater’s Black Ops

    Internal documents reveal the firm's clandestine work for multinationals and governments.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • April 14, 2010

    Conservation for Survival

     Conservation is no longer' a cause; it is a crisis. Its features are drawn in taut lines by forces unprecedented in human history, like a human face contorted by foreboding and strain. 


    Robert Rienow and Laura Rienow

  • April 14, 2010

    Teach-in On The Environment

     Ecology has become a very important issue on campuses this season, and this teach-in was the forerunner--a kind of model--for thousands of college and high school colloquia to be held on April 22, dubbed "Earth Day" by the sponsors. 

    Raymond R. Coffey

  • April 14, 2010

    Environmentalism Turns 16

     Ask Brock Evans, Washington lobbyist for the Audubon Society, what he thinks of the liedown- in-front-of-the-bulldozer approach to 'environmentalism practiced by Earth First!, and he scoffs, "I want to know how many acres they've saved in the last few years." Earth First! founder Dave Foreman's response is, many acres have they given away?" In the sixteen years since the-first Earth Day, the most prominent environmental groups have become more savy and more pragmatic politically as they have blended into the Washington landscape.

    Seth Zuckerman

  • March 8, 2010

    The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty

    A mass strategy to recruit the poor onto welfare rolls would create a political crisis that could result in legislation that brings an end to poverty.

    Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward

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  • March 2, 2009

    The Politics of Pain

    It is conceivable that torture will go on spreading underground until it is strong enough to break out once more and redouble the embitterments of classes and of races. If so, mankind is lost.

    V.G. Kiernan

  • January 27, 2009

    Coupling and Uncoupling

    The most striking thing about Couples is the novelist's attempt to break out of the intimist, unpolitical, miniaturist mold that had become his official bust.

    Jose Yglesias

  • December 14, 2006

    The Rise of Avigdor Lieberman

    Many Israelis and their American allies are sleeping through the rise of the virulently anti-Arab Avigdor Lieberman.

    Ben Lynfield

  • February 2, 1998

    The Gift of Time

    The case for abolition of nuclear weapons.

    Jonathan Schell

  • August 14, 1995

    Mythologizing the Bomb

    The beauty of the atomic scientists' calculations hid from them the truly Faustian contract they scratched their names to.

    E.L. Doctorow