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November 19, 2007 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Colbert Rapport

    Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert’s bid for President promised brilliant satire. It’s a shame he’s called it quits.

    Larry Bogad

  • 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.

    Jeff Chang

  • Playtime

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

    Mark Polizzotti

  • The View From Jantar Mantar

    The contradictions of parliamentary democracy in India have been a constant source of struggle and rich debate.

    Basharat Peer

  • The U.S. and the World (Editors’ Introduction)

    The 2008 election, more than any election in decades, will turn on questions of foreign policy and national security.

    The Nation
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