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June 16, 2003 Issue

Eric Alterman lauds Granny D, Emily Nussbaum harshes on Stephen Glass and David Cole cautions against show trials.

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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...

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 ...

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.




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 ...

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, Cresce...

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 t...

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.

¡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.

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 Flann...

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 ...

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: Se...

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...

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