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July 3, 2006 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Peter Ahlberg, photograph by Mic Burns

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  • Editorial

    Danger in Paradise

    It's hard to tell whether the US is conducting a war against terror or against Native Hawaiians, as the military uses parts of the Waianae coast as a live-fire training ground.

    Mindy Pennybacker

  • Burning Cole

    Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.

    Philip Weiss

  • Bunkum From Benador

    The debunking of a PR agency that circulated a bogus story about persecution of Jews in Iran exposed the moving parts of a media machine bent on preparing the American public for another war.

    Larry Cohler-Esses

  • The UN Bites Back

    If the Bush Administration is serious about UN reform, it should replace Ambassador John Bolton and stop linking payment of dues to action on reform.

    the Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    The Poet and the Muse

    A new collection of letters between Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome reveals an intimate portrait of a poet and his muse.

    Mark M. Anderson

  • Short Takes

    Reviews of novels by Anne Tyler, Chris Abani, and Rodrigo Fresan.

    Ruth Baldwin and Christine Smallwood

  • We Are the World

    When liberals and conservatives discuss the United States' role in the world, they are really talking about the narcissism of small differences. Two new books show how both sides share a conviction in American exceptionalism.

    David Rieff

  • News of a Kidnapping

    Reviews of The Road to Guantanamo and Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul.

    Stuart Klawans
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