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October 14, 2002 Issue

  • Editorials

    Nation Notes

    Congratulations to Arthur Danto, whose life work will be the subject of a special conference, "Art, Action, History," open to the public, to be held October 3-5 at Columbia University.

    the Editors

  • Concerning Hitchens

    We note with keen regret that this week marks the final appearance of Christopher Hitchens's column, "Minority Report." We have been publishing Christopher for more than twenty years, and the r

    the Editors

  • An Open Letter to the Members of Congress

    On the eve of the October 2002 vote to authorize the overthrow the government of Iraq by military force, a plea to members of Congress to reject Bush's pre-emptive war went unheeded.

    the Editors

  • Warring Democrats

    Before nonpresident Al Gore recently weighed in against President Bush's rush to war in Iraq (for posing "the potential to seriously damage our ability to win the war against terrorism and to w

    David Corn

  • Wellstone and the War

    Even as Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone announced his opposition to George W.

    John Nichols

  • A Greener Germany

    In the future, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his Social Democrats will have reason to treat their junior coalition partner, the Greens, with more respect.

    Paul Hockenos

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  • Books and the Arts

    Sense and Sexibility

    In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

    Keith Gessen

  • Rethinking the Second Wave

    A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in the 1940s.

    Nancy MacLean

  • Haunted Hermitage

    While going about their business, great artists often make monkeys of the people who write about them.

    Stuart Klawans

  • In Cold Type

    In this season's Granta, Fintan O'Toole, an Irish writer, speculates that the enduring appeal of the British monarch is that she makes the British crowd feel good about itself, about i

    Amy Wilentz

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