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March 31, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Iraq: The View from Year Six

    In March 2009, no matter who is president, Iraq will still be hell on Earth.

    Tom Engelhardt

  • Notes on a Scandal

    The Spitzer affair’s obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • Smearing Obama

    False claims about Obama intended to stoke racial and religious fear are trickling from the far right to the mainstream media.

    Ari Berman

  • Border Death Backstory

    The trial for the murder of undocumented immigrant Francisco Javier Domínguez stripped him of his humanity. The retrial must not make the same mistake.

    Debbie Nathan

  • A Sea-Change Election?

    The 2008 presidential election could signal the most dramatic political shift since Reagan.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • Time for a Revote

    Holding Democratic primaries in Florida and Michigan a second time would send the message that Americans do not need to accept illegitimate elections.

    John Nichols

  • The Torture Veto

    Bush has made history by being the first American President to use his veto power to preserve torture.

    David Cole

  • Noted.

    PEACE SIGNS: Dusting off an old Clintonian catchphrase, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) has found a new way to sum up the connection between the war in Iraq and the econom

    The Editors

  • It’s the War Economy, Stupid!

    Among the major causes of the current economic crisis is the staggering cost of the war in Iraq.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    The Experts Speak on Iraq

    To mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, some daily inspiration from the experts who led us there.

    Victor Navasky and Christopher Cerf

  • Final Fantasy

    Susan Faludi’s Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.

    David Waldstreicher

  • Tracing Slavery’s Past

    On the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade, a documentarian tries to come to grips with her family’s history in the trade.

    Te-Ping Chen

  • Un Lio Bestial

    In his poetry Roberto Bolaño gave himself over to the subversive, to antiheroes, ballad and saga.

    Forrest Gander

  • Windows Into the Night

    The collected nonfiction of Roberto Bolaño is a treasure trove filled with straw and dust, jewels and gold.

    Marcela Valdes

  • A Garden of Monsters

    The imaginary fascists in Roberto Bolaño’s ironic encyclopedia Nazi Literature in the Americas bear a complex relationship to reality.

    Carmen Boullosa

  • from All Electrons Are (Not) Alike

    Rosmarie Waldrop
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