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February 16, 2004 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    For a man ostensibly telling us what narcissism means to him, Tony Hoagland sure lets his friends do a lot of the talking. But maybe that’s the point. In other people, he sees himself.

    Megan Marz

  • Our Man in Chile

    When Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for the “preservation of Chilean democracy.” In

    Nina Englander

  • Men in Black

    Several generations of doomy, bookish youth have grown up listening to the Cure.

    Douglas Wolk

  • Willi the Red

    “This act of incendiarism is the most monstrous act of terrorism so far carried out,” reported a 1933 Berlin newspaper.

    Russell Jacoby

  • The Business of Theory

    The last decade or two have witnessed an insidious shift in American culture, one that goes to the heart of the way we talk about our society.

    William Deresiewicz

  • The New ‘Great Game’

    In Central Asia, powerful players are competing for influence and energy sources.

    Lutz Kleveman

  • Europa, Europa

    Considered as a subset of the road movie, the post-Holocaust, return-to-Poland documentary has been a dismayingly static genre. Most of these films are journeys in only the physical sense.

    Stuart Klawans
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