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February 28, 2005 Issue

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  • Editorial

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    Introspection is not the purpose of this occasional column, but a moment of it seems appropriate in the wake of the election recently held in Iraq.

    Jonathan Schell

  • The UN ‘Scandal’ Report

    Conservatives' persistent complaints about the United Nations' alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food

    Ian Williams

  • Connecting the Dots

    Given the planetary reach (or do I mean grasp?) of George W.

    Tom Engelhardt

  • Democrats & Withdrawal

    In the time since the historic election in Iraq, several liberal Democrats in Congress have been trying to kick-start a national debate--or at least a Congressional debate--on withdrawing US troo

    David Corn

  • Indecent Proposal

    America's budget is more than a blizzard of incomprehensible numbers. Our values are reflected in its priorities: It is a statement of what kind of nation we are and what we hope to be.

    the Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Visible Man

    The Jack Johnson story is about many things, but none more emphatically than the meaning of manhood to the Anglo-Saxon imagination at the turn of the century.

    Greg Tate

  • Show Me the Money!

    Toward the end of the undervalued 1979 movie adaptation of former pro football receiver Peter Gent's undervalued 1973 novel, North Dallas Forty, a beat, bent lineman, played by the late Jo

    Gene Seymour

  • Misunderstanding Iran

    A threatening storm gathers in the Middle East.

    Reza Aslan

  • Grand Illusion

    André Malraux incarnated a certain ideal of "the French intellectual." A writer of international renown, he distinguished himself as a man of action before going on to become an eye-catchi

    Stefan Collini
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