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January 7, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Nation Note

    Welcoming Peter Gizzi, The Nation's new poetry editor.

    the Editors

  • Writers of the World Unite

    Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

    Luvh Rakhe

  • Noted.

    Dana Perino's ignorance, Michael Ratner's Puffin/Nation Prize.

    the Editors

  • Election ’08

    As Iowans are poised to kick off a front-loaded political season, do standout candidates Edwards and Obama have the potential to appeal to progressives?

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Charlie Wilson’s War–and Ours

    Unlike the plot of the latest Tom Hanks film, the blowback price of our incessant meddling could prove quite high. And even Hollywood can't put a pretty face on that one.

    Robert Scheer

  • Amnesia at the Multiplex

    Two films address US adventures in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a big dose of historical amnesia, political pandering, moral superiority and outraged innocence.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • Writers of the World Unite

    Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

    Luvh Rakhe

  • Car Talk

    A mock-heroic travelogue by Julio Cortázar and his wife captures the contemplative life on the road.

    Colin Fleming

  • Western Promises

    From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

    Marc Perelman
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