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May 8, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    William Sloane Coffin Jr.

    The Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr. was one of the antiwar movement’s most prophetic voices, a man who dedicated his life to the pursuit of peace and justice.

    The Editors

  • Nation Notes

    We warmly congratulate contributing editor Kai Bird, along with his co-author (and Nation contributor) Martin Sherwin, on winning the Pulitzer Prize for biography for their American P

    The Editors

  • Ford’s Past in Argentina

    Legal actions are now unfolding against former Ford Motor Company officials for colluding with the military during Argentina’s “dirty war.”

    Kelly Hearn

  • Divestment and Sudan

    The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real impact.

    Sam Graham-Felsen

  • No to Prowar Democrats

    Upcoming primary challenges are forcing Democratic incumbents in Congress to be more critical of Bush and to press for a plan to bring the troops home.

    John Nichols

  • No Longer Sitting Pretty

    Reality, for the moment, has trumped Bush’s spin. The retired generals’ revolt and the Rumsfeld imbroglio prove the President can no longer rely on false or disingenuous assertions to cover his failures.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Night on Earth

    Reviews of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Notorious Bettie Page and Sir! No Sir!

    Stuart Klawans

  • East West

    Two new books explore Turkey’s place in the world and what EU membership would imply for international affairs.

    Mark Mazower

  • A Darker Shade of Noir

    Walter Mosley’s Fortunate Son is a serious novel about intimately connected yet diametrically opposed black and white stepbrothers.

    Robert Christgau

  • Joe Strummer, Terrorist?

    What does it mean that a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism for singing the lyrics of the Clash’s classic “London Calling”?

    Antonino D’Ambrosio
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