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November 5, 2007 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Cinema of Terror

    Three new films--Rendition, The Kingdom and Redacted--take on the clash of civilizations. How does the "war on terror" look on the big screen?

    Christine Smallwood

  • Gracelands

    The taint of an unjust war tarnishes the lives of Vietnam-era Americans in Denis Johnson's stunning new novel.

    Keith Gessen

  • Godzilla in Mexico

    Listen carefully, my son: bombs were falling over Mexico City but no one even noticed. The air carried poison through the streets and open windows.

    Roberto BolaƱo

  • The Imperfectionist

    Reconsidering the life and legacy of avant-garde artist and poet Francis Picabia.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Big Red Checkbook

    America's foreign-policy establishment is struggling to find an appropriate response to China's soft power.

    John Feffer

  • Father of History

    Bettina Aptheker's recent memoir has incited fierce debate over her father s legacy.

    Christopher Phelps

  • Ink-Stained Marx

    A look at the cantankerous dispatches he wrote as London correspondent for the New York Tribune puts the father of communism in a new light.

    James Ledbetter
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  • Letters


    Our readers weigh in on Marvin Kitman's paean to Keith Olbermann and continue to react to "The Other War," by Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian.

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