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April 7, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Keeping Hope Alive

    You can be forgiven if, like me, you were a bit depressed to hear that the war had started. But this is no time to go into a funk.

    William D. Hartung

  • The Big Lie

    How bad can things get, how fast? Are we already at the point where literally nothing can derail the war machine?

    Russ Baker

  • Harold Willens

    The Nation lost a dear friend this week--Harold Willens, age 88. Harold was co-founder of a group of business executives against the Vietnam War (he would later recall with delight LBJ's

    the Editors

  • Frost at Foggy Bottom

    Is the government's foreign policy apparatus a casualty of war? The recent resignations of two career State Department officials, who left to protest George W.

    David Corn

  • Antiwar America

    "This is what democracy looks like" chanted twenty-four antiwar demonstrators as they were arrested outside Toledo's Navy and Air Force recruitment office on the day George W.

    John Nichols

  • The Poodle That Barked

    George Bush is supposed to be the cowboy, Tony Blair the sidekick--or, in some versions, the presidential poodle.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • Iraq and Beyond

    The Bush Administration has launched a war against Iraq, a war that is unnecessary, unwise and illegal.

    the Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Left Coast Notes

    While Michael Moore was leaving the stage of the Kodak Theater during the seventy-fifth annual Academy Awards ceremony, after calling George W.

    Marc Cooper

  • What Are They Reading?

    There's no better antidote to orange alerts and duct-tape dictums than good fiction, and if the terrorists occupying the White House have shot your attention span, try a book of short stories.

    Judith Long

  • ‘For the Monkey’

    When James Agee wrote in these pages sixty years ago, he often complained of the paltriness of this or that movie, as judged against the events of the day.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Reading Leonardo

    In 1906, the French savant Pierre Duhem published a three-volume work on Leonardo as scientist under the innocuous title Études sur Leonard de Vinci. It was the work's subtitle th

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Against the Genetic Grain

    I first heard of Jon Beckwith in the mid-1970s, in a question framed by my genetics professor: Why would anyone willfully disrupt a research program designed to collect useful information on hu

    Jonathan Marks

  • Germline Warfare

    A most remarkable event occurred in the weeks preceding the June 2000 announcement of the completion of the first draft of the human genome DNA code: One of the leaders of the genome project pu

    Ralph Brave

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