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February 5, 2007 Issue

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


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  • 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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