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June 7, 2004 Issue

Praful Bidwai reports on electoral fallout in India, Eric Alterman tracks regretful hawks and Stuart Klawans reviews "Control Room.&quo…

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On Israel

Is there any sense in the independence of one people at the expense of the fundamental rights of the other?

India’s Radical Vote

The Indian people have delivered a stunning electoral blow to the right-wing National Democratic Alliance, led by the Hindu-chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party, and paved the wa...

Election Matters

By identifying himself as an antiwar candidate seeking the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, and by using his still considerable media skills to spread the word about h...

Orders to Torture

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.


Hawks Eating Crow

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.



Books & the Arts

The Metaphysical Couple

This book has a past, which begins at least in 1995, when Elzbieta Ettinger brought out a controversial account of the unpublished correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Mar...

The North Korean Conundrum

In the prevailing American stereotype, North Korea is a failing Stalinist dictatorship held together only by the ruthless repression of a mad ruler who dreams of firing nuclea...

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