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July 30, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover photograph © 2007 Eugene Richards for The Nation Institute, cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Books and the Arts

    King George W.: James Madison’s Nightmare

    This is the belllicose imperial presidency the authors of our Constitution warned us about.

    Robert Scheer

  • Artists Pursue the Disappeared

    With greater efficiency than the slow efforts for truth and justice, a traveling art exhibition bears witness to the victims of Argentina's "dirty war."

    Marian Schlotterbeck

  • Boys (and Girls) of Summer

    Live Free or Die Hard is boot camp for slackers. Knocked Up takes measure of the inadequate man.

    Stuart Klawans

  • My Life

    Is made of the banging
    Shock-absorbers
    And hydrosulphuric stench,
    And the boiling, stinking, panting
    Factory line

    Henia Karmel

  • Sanger vs. Sanger

    Demonized for decades by ideological foes on the right and left, the mother of the birth control movement is finally able to speak for herself.

    Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

  • Kings of the Road

    Two big literary anniversaries: Jack London's forgotten gem The Road turns 100, and Jack Kerouac's On the Road hits 50.

    Jonah Raskin

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  • Letters

    A Letter From IAVA

    A veterans group takes issue with The Nation's investigation of the impact of the US military occupation on Iraqi civilians.

    The Nation

  • Letters

    Responses to articles by Katha Pollitt, Joaquín Villalobos, Jon Wiener, Charles Glass and David Yaffe.

    Our Readers