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October 29, 2007 Issue

The Editors on five years of war, Patricia J. Williams on art and politics, David Schiff on listening to the 20th century.

Cover art by: Cover art by Steve Brodner, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Iraq: The Other Surge

Across the political spectrum in Iraq, a nationalistic bloc is emerging to challenge the Kurdish and Shiite separatists who have held sway under US tutelage.


Giuliani in Philadelphia, an obituary for Haldar Abdel-Shafi, an apology from Jon Stewart and more.

Pre-empt Preventive War

The path back to sanity begins by repealing the Kyl-Lieberman amendment and prohibiting military action in Iran without Congressional approval.


Whose Genocide Counts?

The House Foreign Affairs Committee bravely declares the 1915 slaughter of Armenians in Turkey genocide. Why not put the same label on themselves, for their role in the Iraq catast...



Readers pick a few nits about Katha Pollitt's column on poverty and heap praise on Bob Moser's reporting about the "Ditch Mitch" McConnell movement in Kentucky.


Questions for Michael Mukasey

Elizabeth Holtzman, Nan Aron, Stephen Gillers, Victor Navasky and others quiz the Attorney General nominee on torture, the Constitution and the fate of Alberto Gonzales.

A New Latino Agenda

Latino voters will go to the polls in 2008 with a hemispheric vision, a new sense of power and concerned about Iraq, immigration and the environment.

Books & the Arts

Sound Check

The history of twentieth-century music charts the rise of modern masters like Duke Ellington and John Adams.

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