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December 27, 2004 Issue


  • Editorials

    Our Debt to Bill Moyers

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  • In Fact …

    JUDGMENT IN GERMANY?

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  • Real UN Reform

    Those conservatives who think that "UN Reform" means the dissolution of the United Nations are now calling for the resignation of Kofi Annan.

    Ian Williams

  • Anti-Social Security

    Click here for info on how to help save social security and click here to send a letter to your elected reps asking them to resist Bush's plans for social secuirty privatization.

    Dean Baker

  • Bush’s New Team

    On his first trip to Washington after the Supreme Court awarded him the presidency in 2000, George W.

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Illusion of Inclusion

    In 1958 John Ashbery sailed for Paris to gather materials for a thesis he intended to write about Raymond Roussel, who at the time was an all-but-forgotten French poet, playwright and novelist.

    John Palattella

  • Panegyric for the Plane Tree Fallen on Fifth Avenue

    At the end of Eighty-eighth,
    across from the museum and as west as east
    will take you to the park from Gracie Mansion.
    Before the lightning brought it down,

    Stanley Plumly


  • Is That All There Is?

    It's hard to resist the misery of V.S. Naipaul's late fiction, hard not to surrender to its bleak and wary authority.

    Michael Wood

  • Subcontinental Homesick Blues

    Nearly twenty years ago, in a village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, a young woman called Roop Kanwar was burned to death at her husband's funeral pyre.

    Siddhartha Deb

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