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October 11, 2004 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Ethics of George W. Bush

    In his second inaugural address as Governor of Texas, George W. Bush declared, “Some people think it’s inappropriate to make moral judgments anymore.

    Katherine C. Reilly

  • What Are They Reading?

    Before you place a bid on that original Jeff Koons ceramic Puppy vase, you might want to take a peek at Donald Kuspit’s The End of Art.

    Habiba Alcindor

  • In Dubious Battle

    Say what you will about the sins of the Bush Administration. But credit it with one small but welcome accomplishment: It has moved Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

    Michael Kazin

  • Homeland Insecurity

    One hundred years ago, in the wake of England’s ruinous victory in the Boer War, a young Liberal politician excoriated the ruling Conservative Party and its imperial scam: “A party of great veste

    George Scialabba

  • The Book [excerpts]

    Translated from the Arabic by Sinan Antoon


  • The Chastening of the Times

    On March 9, 2003, a distinguished group of high-ranking politicians and journalists descended on the Bryant Park Hotel to attend a wedding reception for the then-executive editor of the New Yo

    Scott Sherman
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