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October 3, 2005 Issue

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorial

    Fear Itself

    Some people are scaring themselves about the wrong things in ways that are doing terrorists' work for them. Here's one physician's prescription for bringing irrational fears under control.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • Prelude to an Exit Strategy

    As a handful of maverick lawmakers hold unofficial hearings on an Iraq exit strategy, how long will it take Democrats and Republicans on the Hill to recognize the growing distaste for this war?

    Ari Berman

  • NYU’s Poison Ivy Itch

    When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

    Andrew Ross

  • Bread, Roses and the Flood

    The only bright spot in this man-made disaster has been the wave of public outrage at the Administration's failure to provide aid to the most vulnerable.

    Eric Foner

  • Class-ifying the Hurricane

    What happened in New Orleans is an extreme and criminally tragic consequence of the belief that cutting public spending makes for a better society.

    Adolph Reed Jr.

  • A ‘New’ New Deal

    The reconstruction of New Orleans could set the stage for a comprehensive legislative initiative akin to the New Deal.

    William Greider

  • Our Two Gulf Crises

    Our strategy ought not to be to fight every prospective terrorist to the death in Iraq, but to deny them the cause that has swollen their ranks--our continuing presence there.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Visionaries Wanted

    New homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina need not be the penitentiary-style public housing we've come to dread. Bring in architects who know how to create human-scale dwellings for the poor.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • New World Symphony

    Joseph Horowitz diligently lays out the immense problems that face American classical music today, and his warnings cannot go unheeded.

    Russell Platt

  • Barbara Ehrenreich’s White Collar Blues

    Barbara Ehrenreich probes a deeper level of white-collar angst: people who lose or quit their corporate jobs and routinely spend months, even years, finding another.

    Michael Kazin

  • Rushdie’s Receding Talent

    It has almost become a sadness to review a novel by Salman Rushdie. Shalimar the Clown is no exception.

    Lee Siegel

  • Zadie Smith’s Indecision

    It can't be easy to rein in a writer as successful as Zadie Smith. Her new novel, On Beauty, proves it's almost impossible.

    William Deresiewicz

  • Levee Town

    There are decades of memos from engineers and contractors setting forth budgets to build up the Gulf Coast's levees, but Bush wouldn't let them be.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • Bread, Roses and the Flood

    The only bright spot in this man-made disaster has been the wave of public outrage at the Administration's failure to provide aid to the most vulnerable.

    Eric Foner
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