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May 26, 2003 Issue

E. L. Doctorow explains why we are all infidels, Bob Moser profiles Samaritians in the desert and Rebecca Vesely charts a rethinking in Sili…

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Letter From Ground Zero

In this space last week, I commented that the choice for the United States in North Korea was probably between a catastrophic war and permitting North Korea to keep its nucl...

Katha Pollitt Honored

Congratulations to Katha Pollitt, winner of the National Magazine Award in the Columns and Commentary category. Katha also won the 1992 award in Essays & Criticism.

SARS and Inequality

Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was put on notice.

Scandal on Scandal

The best names in Wall Street, who besmirched themselves with double-dealing stock-market scandals, were finally "punished" recently, and the miscreants could not contain th...




Left Coast Notes

Several staggered rows of grayish papier-mâum;ché headstones have sprouted on the grassy quad of Santa Monica College--the crown jewel of Southern California's onc...

Books & the Arts

Partisan Requiem

The announcement a few weeks ago that Partisan Review was closing shop after a run of nearly seventy years brought sadness--since PR at its best was a central ...

The Revolution Within

In the current national climate, the notion that Washington might learn from the experience of former Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev or Mikhail Gorbachev would strike most...

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