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January 21, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Anti-War Lessons From New Hampshire

    How will Democratic candidates end the war? None of the scenarios offered to New Hampshire voters really addressed the issue.

    Tom Hayden

  • Recession–Who Cares?

    Politicians and economists find it hard to admit that we have two economies–one for the rich and one for everyone else–and the latter has been in a recession, if not a depression, for a long, long time.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • A Season of ‘Change’

    Throughout the political sphere–in Democratic and Republican campaigns, in media coverage and pollsters’ surveys–the word “change” is bubbling on people’s lips. What does it really mean?

    Jonathan Schell

  • Beyond the Labor Board

    Partisan appointments to Bush’s National Labor Relations Board have ensured it’s virtually impossible for workers to get a fair shake.

    Max Fraser

  • Noted.

    Guest blogging at The, gazing into Kristol’s ball, revisiting Hoover’s roundup.

    The Editors

  • Toy Story

    An eviscerated Consumer Product Safety Commission means American children still face perils from their toys.

    Daphne Eviatar

  • Pakistan’s Plight

    A multidimensional charade is taking place in Pakistan, and it is not an edifying sight.

    Tariq Ali

  • Books & the Arts

    The Dot Matrix

    In I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, novelist Sinan Antoon explores themes of love, loss, identity and resistance in the face of political oppression.

    Laila Lalami

  • Fly Papers

    An English translation of Lydie Salvayre’s The Power of Flies demonstrates how this novelist and practicing psychiatrist has earned more nervous respect than love in France.

    Lorna Scott Fox

  • Castro Helps Chavez Avert a Coup

    An excerpt from Fidel Castro: My Life, a spoken autobiography.

    The Nation

  • A Human Pledge

    The most important American love poet in living memory, Robert Creeley celebrated the body and its ambivalent desires with a touch as light as a song.

    Susan Stewart
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