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March 6, 2006 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Alice Walton’s Fig Leaf

    Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is on a buying spree, filling her Arkansas museum with America’s cultural treasures–a fig leaf that seeks to cover Wal-Mart’s naked greed and exploitation.

    Rebecca Solnit

  • Labor Pains

    Robert Fitch’s Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • The Man Who Heard It All

    Richard Taruskin’s Oxford History of Western Music reviews the world of Western art music, expressing the magnificence and melancholy of its own age.

    Paul Griffiths

  • The Palestinian Patient

    Gate of the Sun follows the odyssey of Palestinians driven to refugee camps in Lebanon by Israeli forces in 1948.

    Raja Shehadeh

  • Emotional Truth

    In a DNA-driven search for biological roots, it behooves us to be less romantic about connecting with our ancestors. If we biologize our history, we will be forever less than we could be.

    Patricia J. Williams
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