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October 13, 2003 Issue

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  • Feature

    Putin’s War

    There's been scant notice of refugees being brutally driven out of Chechnya.

    Matt Bivens

  • Truth, Fear and War

    The Women Legislators Lobby (WiLL) is a professional organization of state legislators formed in 1990 as a program of WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions). WAND’s mission is to empower women to act politically to reduce militarism and violence, and to redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs. WAND/WiLL honors Helen Thomas with the 2003 BellSouth Torchbearer Award for her lifelong willingness to ask the “tough” questions and her recent commentary speaking truth to power.

    Helen Thomas

  • Letter From Iran

    Hope has turned to bitterness as reform efforts have been crushed by the regime.

    Afshin Molavi

  • The Other Lies of George Bush

    The President started telling whoppers long before Iraq.

    David Corn

  • Editorial

    In Fact…


    The Editors

  • Educating for Privilege

    As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s landmark opinion in the University of Michigan case: “Law schools represent the training ground for a

    Gene Nichol

  • No-Privacy Zone

    If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on civil liberties and privacy, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to The Nation Digital Archive, a collection of every issue of The Nation ever published since 1865.

    David Jones

  • Seeing Red at the Post

    I did a double take when I got to the eighth paragraph of the Washington Post‘s eleven-paragraph August 21 news story on Kathy Boudin’s parole.

    Victor Navasky

  • Which Side Is Clark On?

    The media shorthand for retired Gen. Wesley Clark’s much-anticipated presidential candidacy made him the “antiwar warrior,” a military man fully aware of the folly of George Bush’s Iraq war.

    John Nichols

  • California Recall, Cont.

    “We don’t have a Bush v.

    The Editors

  • Bush the Misleader

    He’s still misleading. Speaking at the United Nations on September 23, George W.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts


    They are bicycling into the sun.
    He has a dhoti on under his coat
    and a briefcase with LYRIC
    marked in big letters.

    Meena Alexander

  • French Connections

    The setting is a one-room schoolhouse, which is momentarily unoccupied except for a pair of turtles.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Savage Modernism

    A refugee from Nazism and a distinguished New York psychoanalyst, Sandor Rado had thought long and deeply about Hitler’s takeover of Germany. Years ago, the writer Otto Friedrich interviewed hi

    Russell Jacoby

  • The Gray Zone

    On a hot, dusty summer day in 1998, I drove with friends from Smolensk to the village of Zagor’e to meet Ivan Tvardovsky, a survivor of Stalin’s forced-labor camps and the brother of the renown

    Lynne Viola
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