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January 12, 2004 Issue

Arthur Miller visits with Fidel Castro, David Cole cautions against a war on our rights and Stuart Klawans surveys the year’s best fil…

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Supermarket Showdown

A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.

Taking Liberties

"Even in times of national emergency--indeed, particularly in such times--it is the obligation of the Judicial Branch to ensure the preservation of our constitutional values ...

Neoconning Us Again?

Libya's agreement to give up its weapons of mass destruction and open itself up to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency is a welcome development.

Dissing Dean

Petulance is seldom considered a prime presidential attribute. George W. Bush's smirk notwithstanding, Americans prefer adults as Presidents.


Good News for Women

There was plenty of gloomy news for women in 2003. American women make just under 80 cents on the male dollar for full-time, year-round work.



Books & the Arts

The Haunting

The likeness of Nathaniel Hawthorne hanging in the AmLit museum resembles the shadowy, fading portrait of a distinguished ancestor.

The War of Words

Many rhetorical bombshells were lobbed by British and American poets during the political turmoil of the 1930s, but few detonated as loudly as this cluster of words: "Toda...

Where Did Our Love Go?

One notable casualty of the diplomatic tug-of-war between France and the United States over the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq has been verbal restraint.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

An indispensable work of art, especially at this moment in our history, Errol Morris's new documentary declares its theme before you even step into the theater. The Fog...

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