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April 4, 2005 Issue


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  • Editorial

    In Fact…


    the Editors

  • ‘Ownership’ Swindle

    George W. Bush hasn't even spelled out the details of his plan to privatize Social Security and it's already in trouble, even among some Republican lawmakers--for good reason.

    David Moberg

  • The Captive Mind

    Since September 11, we've heard a lot about the "intelligence failures" that left the United States unprepared for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

    the Editors

  • Anger in Italy

    Giuliana Sgrena, an intrepid journalist for the left-wing newspaper Il Manifesto who had become an icon of national unity during her twenty-eight days as a hostage in Iraq, was returning h

    Lucia Annunziata
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  • Books & the Arts

    Tipsy Turvy

    Like a melodrama or a political tract--genres it sometimes resembles, in an honorable way--Jonathan Nossiter's documentary Mondovino has a villain you can hiss at.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Continental Drift

    To an American, Europe is a cautionary tale.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • Finding Neverland

    At this writing, the first prosecution witnesses have begun testimony in the case of People v. Michael Joe Jackson.

    Jody Rosen
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