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March 13, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    ‘Nation’ Notes

    For the next three months, while she finishes a book of essays, Katha Pollitt will not be writing her "Subject to Debate" column. We eagerly anticipate her return in May.

    the Editors

  • He’s Got a Little List

    The Nation is pleased that so many of its contributors are included on a right-wing list of the most dangerous academics in America.

    Richard Lingeman

  • The Better Choice in Ohio

    Sherrod Brown is the right candidate to be the Democratic Senate nominee in Ohio because he has the support of grassroots voters whose energy is essential to win.

    John Nichols

  • The March of Progress

    A comparative list of how our cultural life has changed in the progression from the modern age to the postmodern.

    Norman Mailer

  • Challenging Musharraf

    Massive protests over the Muhammad cartoons add to the growing sense that Pakistani President-General Pervez Musharraf is losing control.

    Graham Usher

  • Tortured Exceptionalism

    Despite a recent federal district court ruling, the prohibition on torture knows no geographical boundaries and applies to all, no matter what passport they hold--even Americans.

    David Cole

  • Leadership 101

    The lesson in Harvard president Lawrence Summers's sudden demise is that his brand of neoliberalism works better on blackboards than in the real world.

    the Editors

  • Handling Hamas

    Rather than undermine Hamas, the Bush Administration should accept the results of the Palestinian election and pursue a policy of cautious engagement.

    the Editors

  • A Fabric of Illegality

    The White House practices the dark arts of trashing whistleblowers who exposed prisoner abuse at Guantánamo and the warrantless spying program, adding another layer of illegality to the war on terror.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    The Candidate

    James Carville peddles democracy in Bolivia in Our Brand Is Crisis, and anti-Nazi passions play out in Sophie Scholl: The Last Days.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Compromising Positions

    Richard Schickel's biography of Elia Kazan is a laudatory postscript to a life marked by social turmoil, political strife and artistic intensity.

    David Bromwich

  • Bad Will Hunting

    Two new books on Shakespeare examine his shadowy life, his times and the origins of his imagination. A third explores whether the Bard of Avon was, in fact, Edward de Vere.

    Daniel Swift

  • The March of Progress

    A comparative list of how our cultural life has changed in the progression from the modern age to the postmodern.

    Norman Mailer
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