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May 10, 2004 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Descent Into Barbarism

    Few of those who followed the David Irving libel trial held in London three years ago could avoid being struck by the calm but towering presence of the British historian Richard Evans.

    Abraham Brumberg

  • Human, All Too Human

    Humanism, like democracy, is a word that labors under an excess of meaning. It can mean acknowledging the value of human beings, or denying the existence of God.

    Terry Eagleton

  • The National Insecurity State

    Keen to control the flow of information, the Bush political machine has labored day and night to obstruct public oversight of US foreign policy. But the basic reality cannot be hidden.

    Stephen Holmes

  • Love and Theft

    Antiquarian mishmash lathers the April screen. In Kill Bill Vol.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Woodward Returns

    Correction: “The Man” is the term Dick Cheney uses to refer to George W. Bush, not the term used by other officials to refer to Cheney. (6/1/04)

    Eric Alterman
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