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October 22, 2001 Issue

Labels like "Islam" and "the West" serve only to confuse an already disorderly reality; Edward W. Said explains. Free tr…

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NYC’s Mayoral Muddle

In our August 20 issue we endorsed Mark Green, a lifelong liberal who has been running as a liberal centrist, for mayor of New York City. Two weeks before a runoff electi...

Policy Profiteers

Battling the war profiteers of World War I, Robert La Follette reminded America that "wealth has never yet sacrificed itself on the altar of patriotism." The progressive sen...

Press Watch

Of all the programs I've seen on Afghanistan, not one was more chilling than Beneath the Veil, an hourlong documentary that has appeared frequently on CNN. Its narrat...

Hitting Terrorism’s Roots

While the Bush Administration continues to build an international coalition it hopes will allow it to strike back effectively at those responsible for the September 11 attack...

Nation Notes

Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, whose essay deploring India's decision to test atomic weapons appeared in The Nation ("The End of Imagination,"...

Private Censorship

As we survey the cultural landscape after the atrocities of September 11, we ought to note the special danger posed to free expression by media concentration.


Where Are the Women?

Are there any people on earth more wretched than the women of Afghanistan? As if poverty, hunger, disease, drought, ruined cities and a huge refugee crisis weren't bad e...





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A Peaceful Justice?

"We need to make it very clear," said one veteran activist at a recent meeting of a nascent New York City antiwar coalition, "that we want to punish the criminals." She meant, ...

Books & the Arts

Season’s Greetings

Telluride, Toronto and After

For folks involved in film, seasonal clocks can be set by the annual confluence of international film festivals (Tellurid...

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