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February 11, 2008 Issue

Christopher Hayes on Nevada caucuses, Calvin Trillin on Rudy Giuliani, Mark Mazower on Europe…

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Endorsing Obama

The movement he's inspired holds the promise of a new cycle of activism, reform and fresh thinking. So I will support him through the inevitable storms ahead.

Subprime Obama

He should stiffen his meager bailout plan and call for a moratorium on foreclosures and serious government intervention.


Arguing Indiana's voter ID law; counting Bush's Iraq lies; remembering Chile's truth-teller, Patricia Verdugo.




Eric Alterman and Alan Dershowitz exchange views on who speaks for American Jews; readers debate endorsements and praise Stuart Klawans's review of There Will Be Blood.



A Torch Passed

With a veritable Mount Rushmore of Kennedy faces arrayed behind him, Barack Obama received powerful symbolic and political support from the icons of the liberal establishment.

Letter From Vietnam

As Vietnam becomes a player in world trade, its human rights record and treatment of dissidents come under increased scrutiny. The world must do more.

Fairy Tales

At her mentor's funeral, Cynthia Kang revisits ghosts of the past, receives a cryptic message, and watches the detectives watching her.

Books & the Arts

Rambling Man

A modern-day Rip Van Winkle challenges the view that Europeans are too wrapped up in their past to move on.

Weather Reports

The radical individualism of the New Left was hardly un-American. A batch of new memoirs show the Weatherman followed a distinctly American tradition.

A Test of Poetry

More than any other American poet, George Oppen begs us to consider the elusive relationship between aesthetic and political responsibilities.

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