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December 9, 2002 Issue

  • Editorials

    Israel’s Choice

    Returning to Israel after an extended absence can be a disturbing experience.

    Neve Gordon

  • Gore Story

    "Debacle 2002" is already in reruns but has been replaced by a new dramatic series called "Zero 4," which chronicles some familiar characters and a few new faces running for President.

    William Greider

  • Banishing Bilingualism

    Within the next decade, 30-40 percent of current public school teachers in the United States will retire, opening up more than 700,000 teaching positions.

    Herbert Kohl and Susan Katz

  • Call and Answer

    Robert Bly, with David Ray, founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War in 1967; it sponsored many rallies and readings against the war. He is preparing a similar group to do readings against the Iraq war.

    Robert Bly

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

  • Age of Anxiety

    A spate of recent terrorism events--the bombing of a French tanker, the destruction of a nightclub in Bali, an FBI warning of a "spectacular" Al Qaeda action and the surfacing of a new Osama bi

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Humanitarian Temptation

    In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is, indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

    Ian Williams

  • My Guitar Gently Weeps

    "I was in a highly unshaved and tatty state," John Lennon said of his 1966 meeting with a certain conceptual artist, then mounting her first show at London's Indica Gallery.

    Alex Abramovich

  • Intelligentsia at Play

    Tom Stoppard's 'Coast of Utopia'

    Carol Rocamora

  • Almodóvar’s World

    November has been melodrama month at the movies. First Todd Haynes brought us Far From Heaven, which he ought to have called Imitation of Imitation.

    Stuart Klawans

  • In Cold Type

    The current Salmagundi (Summer-Fall 2002) has a section on what it calls "Femicons" (the category includes articles on Emma Goldman, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Willa Cather); but

    Amy Wilentz

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