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December 20, 2004 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Being Left

    Reflections on love and politics.

    Kathryn Schulz

  • Nation Notes

    The fourth annual winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for 2004 is author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, a longtime contributor to this magazine, as well as to other periodicals on the

    The Editors

  • Defunct Economists

    Professor Paul Samuelson’s Economics: An Introductory Analysis has been the bestselling college economics textbook for more than fifty years.

    William Greider

  • The Bush AIDS Machine

    Click here for info on Kaplan’s With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush’s White House (New Press).

    Esther Kaplan

  • Taking Liberties

    Attorney General John Ashcroft has never been one to hide his anger under a bushel.

    David Cole

  • Dutch Tolerance Tried

    “We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.” So said the philosopher Karl Popper near the end of World War II.

    Maria Margaronis

  • Ukraine’s Untold Story

    However Ukraine’s crisis is resolved, it is clear that interference by Russia and the United States has been massive. Viktor Yanukovich, the current Prime Minister, was Moscow’s favorite.

    Jonathan Steele

  • DNC Makeover Time

    Politics doesn’t grant any long mourning periods. Democrats have to shake off the postelection blues–now–and begin agitating among themselves to create a very different party.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    I’ve never had a strong appetite for travel literature.

    Stacy Torres

  • Godard’s Inferno

    Michelangelo and Ulysses came home from the war with knapsacks bulging, bearing the reward for hardships suffered and inflicted. “We promised you the world,” the soldiers boasted to their wives.

    Stuart Klawans

  • False Promises

    In American Dream, his masterful new book about welfare reform, Jason DeParle brings together two groups of people who rarely seem to meet: welfare policy-makers and welfare recipients.

    Jennifer Egan

  • Body Heat

    After the Kinsey Report but before the first Penthouse Forum, John Updike wrote, “He kneels in a kind of sickness between her spread legs.

    Mark Lotto

  • The War That Never Was

    As war threatened Europe in the 1930s, a physicist turned to a psychiatrist to help understand the impending violence.

    Russell Jacoby
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