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September 15, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    In the Stars

    This essay was one of the winners out of a pool of 290 entries in a recent writing contest sponsored by Women's WORLD, the Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation designed to bring women's ideas on war and terror to wider public attention. (The prizewinning essays and some others are online at

    Monica Arac de Nyeko

  • Women’s Voices

    Through the corporate media's electronic collage of murders, sex scandals, celebrity sightings and Pentagon-generated fantasy can be heard a constant buzz--"war, terror, security"--but who know

    Meredith Tax

  • Lessons of the Blackout

    Watch for William Greider's forthcoming book The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, due in bookstores in early September. Click here for info on the book and original reflections and riffs from Greider.

    William Greider

  • Kathy Boudin’s Time

    Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.

    The Editors

  • The Tragedy of Iraq

    With the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, and with the deaths of twenty-three people so far--including the chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieira de Mello--the t

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Bull’s Eye

    This was the summer when the movies were so bad, people were reduced to complaining about a Mel Gibson film they hadn't seen.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Regarding the Pain of Others

    In Plato's Republic, Socrates illustrates his theory of the parts of the soul with the story of Leontius, who saw some corpses rotting outside the walls of Athens and was torn between re

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Swing Time for Hitler

    It is of some small comfort that totalitarian regimes are never quite as total as either their leaders or subsequent historians might imagine.

    Brian Morton

  • The Life of the Party

    Interesting Times is a curiously feeble title for an autobiography, rather as if Noam Chomsky were to write an article called "Could America Do Better?" It carries, of course, the sting

    Terry Eagleton
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