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April 30, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design: Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorials

    The French Connection

    A new Reaganomics is taking hold in Europe, with grave implications for progressive politics everywhere.

    Jordan Stancil

  • Testing Time for Nigeria

    The upcoming elections in Nigeria could signal an important turning point in Africa's troubled road to democracy.

    John Ghazvinian

  • Making Elections Fair

    The modern campaign finance system is broken. Congress should pass laws that will fix it.

    Ari Berman

  • Hiss In History

    Although many historians have condemned Alger Hiss as a Soviet spy, the facts of his story remain obscure.

    Victor Navasky

  • Hiss in History

    Although many historians have condemned Alger Hiss as a Soviet spy, the facts of his story remain obscure.

    Victor Navasky

  • Pelosi and Diplomacy

    By refusing to negotiate at home and abroad, Bush has become isolated and dangerous.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Humboldt’s Gift

    The comic novel Measuring the World re-imagines the lives of two of the nineteenth century's greatest scientists.

    Mark M. Anderson

  • Mission Impossible

    Three Empires on the Nile, a lively retelling of Britain's colonial exploits in Africa, conjures up images of wild-eyed Arabs waging jihad in the desert.

    Maya Jasanoff

  • Inevitable Revolutions

    In William Dalrymple's The Last Mughal, the 1857 Uprising against British rule in India is recast as a cross-border friendship gone sour.

    Gyan Prakash

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