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April 17, 2006 Issue

Cover art by: Cover art by Steve Brodner, cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorials

    ACS v. Federalists

    The American Constitution Society is a new force, full of optimism and ideas that challenge the conservative agenda and promote progressive political principles.

    Abner Mikva

  • The Erotics of Resistance

    With spring come glimmerings of new social attitudes: The popularity of V for Vendetta proves films with a social conscience resonate; Kanye West's challenge to rap homophobia shows gangsta style is not the only option.

    Richard Goldstein

  • How to Free the Press

    The demise of Knight Ridder newspapers could result in some new media models--as the Newspaper Guild teams up with private investors to purchase twelve high-integrity newspapers now being spun off from the chain.

    John Nichols

  • What’s Good for GM?

    General Motors must shoulder blame for a faulty product mix and a stubborn resistance to the idea of single-payer health insurance, which sent benefits costs soaring.

    Jamie Lincoln Kitman

  • Auto Recovery

    GM's struggle underscores the need to create a better social contract between workers and industry, and to invest in a world beyond the internal combustion engine.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Nobel Prize Laureate Svetlana Alexievich’s Oral Histories Are Chronicles of the Future

    In her cantos of loss readers feel a sense of communion, of a shared humanity in the face of horror.

    Andrew Meier

  • When Doves Cry

    Two new books explore the Arab-Israeli tragedy: Shlomo Ben-Ami's Scars of War, Wounds of Peace and Gershom Gorenberg's The Accidental Empire.

    Joel Beinin

  • Poll Vault

    In Conned, Nation reporter Sasha Abramsky sets out to highlight a growing population of disenfranchised Americans.

    Mark Sorkin

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