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February 5, 2007 Issue

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

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  • Editorial

    Stop the Iran War Before It Starts

    President Bush's State of the Union address proved he is hellbent on going to war with Iran. Here's what the Democrats must do to stop him.

    Scott Ritter

  • EPI’s Agenda for Change

    Americans are ready for big, bold ideas to heal our social and economic wounds.

    William Greider

  • Scootergate: The Trial

    In the case against Scooter Libby, the Iraq War is not on trial. But the integrity of the White House is.

    David Corn

  • Obama’s Challenge

    If Barack Obama is to secure critical grassroots support for his presidential bid, he must be less about celebrity and more about policy.

    John Nichols

  • For the Republic

    Can a single man force a nation to fight an unpopular war? Here's how Congress can stand up to Bush.

    the Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Savage Wars of Peace

    Ruth Scurr reviews The First Total War, a study of Napoleonic France that illuminates the causes of all-out war.

    Ruth Scurr

  • The President and the Prophet

    The Radical and the Republican traces the antislavery politics of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

    Eric Foner

  • My Beef With Vegetarianism

    The Bloodless Revolution explores four centuries of arguments for vegetarianism, from good health to fascist politics.

    Daniel Lazare

  • The Illogic of Empire

    Iraq is America's colonial war. Arguments for maintaining colonial rule in India are almost identical to the justifications offered for the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq and escalation of the war.

    Gary Younge

  • Framing

           for Robert Creeley (1926-2005)

    What you won't see today:

    juniper's tough skein.

    Rae Armantrout
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