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August 30, 2004 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Goodbye, Mr. McGreevey

    How Jim McGreevey perfected the art of swimming in the mainstream.

    Richard Kim

  • Nation Notes

    Sidney Morgenbesser, the philosopher's philosopher, died on August 1. Sidney was one of a kind.

    The Nation

  • Sex, Lies and Politics

    Throwing a bone to its sex-obsessed religious base, the GOP has slipped an abstinence activist into its convention mix of mostly moderate speakers.

    Lara Riscol

  • Press Watch

    A silver lining amid the dismal outpouring of news from Iraq has been the unbroken parade of conservative (and liberal hawk) commentators who now admit--with mea culpas, half-apologies and sour c

    Scott Sherman

  • No Bush, No Chicago ’68

    The war on the other side of the world was launched with high expectations but is now widely seen as a fiasco.

    John Passacantando and Todd Gitlin

  • Election Matters

    In the 1960s John F. Kennedy inspired America with his pledge to put a man on the moon in ten years. Now, John F.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Trust and Terror

    The color of emergency alerts does not matter if the people producing the alerts cannot be trusted.

    the Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Bad Brains

    More than once in Jonathan Demme's reimagining of The Manchurian Candidate, a distraught Denzel Washington jabs at his skull and rasps, "They got in here." He means it literally.

    Stuart Klawans

  • The Middle Man

    Over the century that followed the Napoleonic wars, the Ottoman Empire contracted and eventually disappeared from the map.

    Mark Mazower

  • The Lost Steps

    American policy-makers may be divided into two schools of thought on the Arab-Israeli conflict: the evenhanded and the Israel-first.

    Avi Shlaim
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