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February 19, 2007 Issue

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

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  • Editorial

    Nation Notes

    We're happy to announce the addition of three new members to our editorial board:

    the Editors

  • Bush’s ‘Legacy’

    More proof that Bush has been the most dangerous President in American history.

    Herbert Mitgang

  • Workers, Not Guests

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using immigration control measures to retaliate against undocumented workers who stand up for their rights.

    David Bacon

  • Surge for Peace

    Thanks to the efforts of the peace movement and a significant shift in public opinion, we can stop this war. But it's not going to be easy.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Which Side Are You On?

    Jim Webb's blunt talk on populist economics challenges Democrats to craft a 2008 strategy that allows all Americans to share the wealth.

    the Editors

  • Remembering Molly Ivins

    Friends of The Nation pay tribute to warmest-hearted populist ever to pick up a pen, who wrote with passion, humor and unbridled joy.

    The Nation

  • Books & the Arts

    Lines of Resistance

    Rhetorical acts of defiance define the work of three contemporary Palestinian poets.

    John Palattella

  • Words

    words have been used up
    chewed up like gum
    by lovely young mouths
    have been turned into white
    balloons bubbles

    Tadeusz Rózewicz

  • The Book of Questions

    In a book-length essay on the novel, Milan Kundera foresees the curtain of literary history drawing to a close.

    William Deresiewicz

  • The Close Reader

    William Empson's writing shaped modern criticism. A new biography restores him to his proper eminence.

    Stefan Collini

  • Free the Ulysses Two

    The time has come to clear the records of two women convicted of obscenity for publishing excerpts from Joyce's Ulysses.

    Stephen Gillers
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