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September 10, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover photograph by Whitney Lawson, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Madness of ‘King’ George

    If the President is allowed to invoke the divine right of kings, the American Revolution will have come full circle.

    Simon Prentis

  • New Orleans Is Us

    If the American people continue to avert their eyes from the slow death of an abandoned city, their communities may soon be the next to fail.

    Billy Sothern

  • Mad Men’s Retro Charm

    A cable hit’s unabashed attachment to filthy habits, bad parenting and horrendous gender roles shows how far we’ve come from the Sixties.

    Anna McCarthy

  • Silent Witness

    A batch of new books on Hurricane Katrina investigate who is to blame for the tragedy.

    Ari Kelman

  • Bywater Blues

    Reviews of Kamp Katrina, The Monastery and Exiled.

    Stuart Klawans

  • My Bondage, My Freedom

    Robert Walser’s writing–opaque and ethereal, provoking and digressive–is finally being introduced to American readers.

    Christine Smallwood

  • An Inconvenient Truth

    In 1988 US officials helped disguise Saddam’s chemical attack on Halabja. But when it came time to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, they acted outraged.

    Andrew Cockburn

  • Words

    Words charm me
      make me sign
    And ask that I
    at any salary
      to find them–
    Words rush

    Sony Labou Tansi
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