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October 19, 2009 Issue

Drew Westen on rethinking government, Alexander Cockburn on our booster president, Calvin Trillin gets into a UN delegate’s head…

Cover art by: Cover photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Activism against Afghanistan escalation, the death of Texas liberal Don Yarborough, a bailout for students


A War of Absurdity

There is no indication that any of the contending forces in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, are interested in bringing Al Qaeda back.



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