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March 20, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Will Greenspan Tell the Truth?

    A Greenspan memoir will do fine in the marketplace. It is the kind of Important Book daughters buy for father's birthday. In the unlikely event Greenspan tells the truth, it would be a sensational bestseller.

    William Greider

  • In Fact…

    AN OMBUDSMAN ON THE PRESS & THE WAR

    the Editors

  • An Olympian Scandal

    Worried about warrantless surveillance in America? Consider the eavesdropping scandal that is currently roiling Greece, enabled by Vodaphone.

    John Brady Kiesling

  • Chile Looks (Slightly) Left

    Michelle Bachelet has vowed Chile will be a different country by the end of her four-year term. But she will likely be remembered more for continuity than for change.

    Pascale Bonnefoy

  • Defusing the Iran Crisis

    A peaceful resolution to the nuclear dispute with Iran is possible if world leaders work to eliminate the obstacles to intelligent compromise.

    Michael T. Klare

  • Fearmongering on Dubai

    Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic premises of Bush's national security policy.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Life Is Sweet

    Federico Fellini: His Life And Work effaces nearly everything written about the great Italian director, offering a distinct critical analysis and an absorbing account of his private life.

    Peter Cowie

  • Will Greenspan Tell the Truth?

    A Greenspan memoir will do fine in the marketplace. It is the kind of Important Book daughters buy for father's birthday. In the unlikely event Greenspan tells the truth, it would be a sensational bestseller.

    William Greider

  • Pledging Allegiance

    Todd Gitlin uses patriotism to wallop the radical left in The Intellectuals and the Flag.

    Daniel Lazare

  • Exile and the Kingdom

    In his newest novel The Last Friend, Tahar Ben Jelloun draws from his experiences as a writer and activist under Morocco's repressive monarchy.

    Laila Lalami
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