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June 16, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    In Fact…


    The Editors

  • Liberalizing the Law

    With the Bush Administration continuing to fill the federal courts with right-wing judges, liberals have turned with renewed vigor to a strategy that not only allows them to defeat individual n

    Alexander Wohl

  • Defending Show Trials

    At long last, the military appears to be gearing up to try some of the Guantánamo Bay prisoners.

    David Cole

  • Mirror of the Times

    With all the words laundered over the Jayson Blair affair, why is my soul still disquieted? Why do I feel even further from the truth than on the day the journalistic fraud was first revealed?

    James W. Carey

  • The Oil Spoils

    Under cover of darkness in the early morning hours of March 18, Qusay Saddam Hussein carted off nearly $1 billion in hard currency from Iraq’s central bank.

    David Cortright

  • The Vision Thing

    The early-bird presidential campaign is under way among Democrats with the usual characteristics.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Southern Man

    In 1900 Maurice Denis painted a large canvas titled Hommage à Cézanne, which shows the esteemed master next to one of his paintings and surrounded by a crowd of admiring yo

    Arthur C. Danto

  • A Chef in Love

    As the bombs cease falling on Baghdad, and the world argues over an American presence in Iraq, the publication of Diana Abu-Jaber’s funny, thoughtful second novel, Crescent, seems uncann

    Charlotte Innes

  • The Unrepentant Modernist

    Near the end of Parallels and Paradoxes, a recent collection of dialogues on music and society between the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, music director of the Chicago Symphony

    Russell Platt

  • The Holy Land

    During the harsh New York City winter of 1909-10, 20,000 garment workers marched and picketed to win recognition of their union.

    Michael Kazin

  • When Poetry Was the Rage

    “That was a benefit shooting.” So said a shaken Kenneth Koch to a stunned audience seconds after a tall, scraggly man fired a pistol at him on January 10, 1968.

    John Palattella

  • ¬°Que Viva Mexico!

    For years it was one of those intriguing asterisk marks in many a great writer’s career–a book that might have been but wasn’t.

    Sarah Kerr

  • Among the Believers

    Paul Elie’s The Life You Save May Be Your Own is a deft and ambitious four-part biography interweaving the lives of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor, the mo

    Vince Passaro

  • The Liar

    Steal this book.

    Emily Nussbaum

  • The Mark of Cain

    Somewhere, and it’s not in this new Everyman’s Library edition, James M. Cain betrayed a state secret when he said that “a writer can only write two hours a day.” The truth in this observation

    Michael Tolkin

  • Far From Heaven

    During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo, the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli

    Michael Lind

  • The Other Iran

    In the deformed, malignant years of the Ayatollah and the mullahs, women in Iran in the 1980s sometimes found subversive ways to mutiny against the cruelties imposed on them by wrathful men.

    Gloria Emerson
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