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April 21, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    The Doha Follies

    Of the more than 700 journalists who have registered with the CentCom Coalition Media Center here, two have emerged as celebrities.

    Michael Massing

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    A Vesuvius of violence has erupted from the dead center of American life, the executive branch of the government.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Passings

    In its tribute to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died on March 26, The Economist mentions that his office washroom displayed a framed cover of the September 22, 1979, issue of The Natio

    the Editors

  • TV’s Conflicted Experts

    Perhaps Americans can be excused for imagining that "regime change" in Iraq would be a cakewalk.

    Daniel Benaim, Priyanka Motaparthy and Vishesh Kumar

  • The Washington Wars

    By the start of the third week of war, Bush was bogged down in Mesopotamia and Washington.

    David Corn

  • Lawyers Keep Out

    Because September 11 "changed everything," it hasn't always been easy to find an objective yardstick by which to judge the Bush Administration's tactics in the "war on terrorism." But the Admin

    David Cole

  • Rumsfeld Should Go

    This editorial was originally published in the April 21, 2003 issue of The Nation.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Hors de Combat

    She's the ultimate quick-change artist, with a style that can absorb any trend and an image to match. She's gone from material girl to S/M maitresse, from power diva to contented mother.

    Richard Goldstein

  • Death in Helsinki

    OK, let's say that life goes on.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    He says he is not a fighter--or rather, the narrator says it; he's "an onlooker," someone who steps aside, "frail," "not the savior of the world," not a "prophet," speaking only to himself, liv

    Joseph McElroy

  • Bloomsburied in China

    A divide exists between Chinese literature and movies written, produced, read or viewed in the West, and those written and produced in mainlaind China.

    Patricia Laurence

  • Diversity and Its Malcontents

    David L. Kirp has chronicled the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, history in Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community (Princeton).

    David L. Kirp

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    A Vesuvius of violence has erupted from the dead center of American life, the executive branch of the government.

    Jonathan Schell
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