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November 19, 2007 Issue

Mike Davis on the California fires, Helena Cobban on Hamas and Hezbollah, Oona A. Hathaway on international law.

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Preparing for the Inevitable

The San Diego wildfires should prompt political candidates to address the fact that communities across America are ill-equipped to deal with natural and unnatural disasters.


Phony FEMA press conference, France v. Rumsfeld, Stephen Colbert and remembering Randall Forsberg.


Our Man in Pakistan

Gen. Pervez Musharraf turns out to be just another crummy dictator. But he's our dictator--using the $10 billion in US aid to jail judges and lawyers, and give shelter Al Qaeda and...



Cracking the Code

How can the left be as adept as the right-wing spin machine at communicating its political agenda? Learn how to use the tools.

Combating Muslim Extremism

American politicians should stop implying that Muslim nations and individuals are more dangerous than any other group of human beings. They should also stop calling their religion ...

Undebated Challenges

As America became mired in Iraq, the rest of the world moved on. Yet neither political party seems ready to face the fundamental economic, environmental and geopolitical changes.

Books & the Arts

News From Nowhere

Hip-hop star M.I.A. broadcasts the sound of those with one foot in the First World and the other in the global South.


The Surrealist dissident Raymond Queneau turned his writings into a lab for his experiments, and the results are still exhilarating.

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