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January 31, 2005 Issue


  • Editorials

    In Fact…

    DEATH SQUADS--THEY'RE BACK!

    the Editors

  • Annals of Outrage

    The Bush Adminstration's ten biggest scandals.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • Geezerstock

    When I was a kid--this was before television--the radio was my best friend.

    Paul Krassner

  • A Step for Voting Reform

    Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

    the Editors

  • None So Blind

    A triumphant George W. Bush, emboldened by finally being elected to office, will inaugurate his second term on January 20.

    the Editors

  • Dr. Dean Calling

    Howard Dean elbowed his way into the 2005 contest for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee with the same unbridled energy, litany of ideas big and small and outsized self-confide

    John Nichols

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Rebirth of the Modern

    The letterhead of Columbia University, where I taught for four decades, reads in full "Columbia University in the City of New York," not because there is much likelihood that anyone will wonder w

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Beyond Good and Evil

    Adorno said, as we all know, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. This is not to say, as many imagine, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is to be forbidden, or is impossible.

    John Banville

  • The Commerce of Commemoration

    Andrew Rice covered commercial real estate development for the New York Observer from 2000 until 2002.

    Andrew Rice

  • Music for Change

    Springsteen's got it right: No retreat.

    Jenny Toomey and Rob Rosenthal

  • Pundit Limbo: How Low Can They Go?

    What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?

    Eric Alterman

  • Geezerstock

    When I was a kid--this was before television--the radio was my best friend.

    Paul Krassner

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