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April 10, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Looking for Answers in Argentina

    The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, icons of courageous demands for accountability in Argentina, marked a thirty-year milestone and a significant if imperfect victory in the fight for human rights.

    Joanne Omang

  • Neglect in New Orleans

    A perfect storm of malign neglect is battering the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But the people of New Orleans are fighting back: They deserve our support as they press for the rights of the displaced.

    The Editors

  • Censoring Censure

    By failing to support Russ Feingold’s motion to censure the President for illegal domestic spying, Democrats are taking the same path of overly calculated caution that cost them elections in 2002 and 2004.

    John Nichols

  • Giving Americans a Raise

    The massive number of Americans who support raising the minimum wage should spur Congress to action.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • Israel’s Backward March

    If Israel’s Kadima Party prevails at the polls as expected, its policies will effectively take Israelis several steps backward.

    Neve Gordon

  • Books & the Arts

    The Life I Didn’t Lead

    A meditation on travel, art and a life fully lived.

    Linda Pastan

  • Strangers in the Land

    Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral positions can assume toxic political form.

    Corey Robin

  • Brother From Another Planet

    If you missed the 1995 CUNY “Question of Identity” conference, the issue of October magazine devoted to it, the “remarkable” essay on the same subject in Diacritics or–even worse

    Russell Jacoby

  • The Wild Child

    Reviews of L’Enfant, V for Vendetta, Shakespeare Behind Bars, Toro Negro, The Devil’s Miner and Mardi Gras: Made in China.

    Stuart Klawans
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  • Letters


    “A Letter to the American Left” (Feb. 27) by Bernard-Henri Levy (aka BHL) ignited a firestorm of (mostly) angry mail.

    Our Readers