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February 7, 2005 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    1600 Pennsylvania Meets Madison Ave.

    As a political marketing device, Bush’s address was brilliant.

    Robert Scheer

  • Blood Simple

    Half a century has passed since Manny Farber wrote in these pages about underground films, by which he meant the urban crime movies watched by male loiterers near the Greyhound station, in theate

    Stuart Klawans

  • Men in Dark Times

    “I am very happy to see so many flowers here and that is why I want to remind you that flowers, by themselves, have no power whatsoever, other than the power of men and women who protect them and

    Russell Jacoby

  • In the Penal Colony

    Alberto Gonzales’s nomination to succeed John Ashcroft as Attorney General put the Abu Ghraib torture scandal back on the front pages, since he was directly implicated, as White House counsel, in

    Lisa Hajjar
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