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September 22, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Letter From Ground Zero

    The basic mistake of American policy in Iraq is not that the Pentagon--believing the fairy tales told it by Iraqi exile groups and overriding State Department advice--forgot, when planning "reg

    Jonathan Schell

  • Venezuela’s Recall

    Venezuela appeared to take a couple of steps closer to a recall referendum on the presidency of Hugo Chávez in recent weeks, but there is little chance that he will be removed by elector

    Mark Weisbrot

  • Alabama Breakup

    While the national media gaze has fixed upon the battle to move a two-and-a-half-ton Ten Commandments monument out of view in the state's judiciary building, Alabama is about to have its most i

    Allen Tullos

  • UK Sideshow to Iraq

    With its daily dominance of the headlines and a stellar cast from the worlds of government, secret intelligence and the media, the Hutton inquiry, playing here until the end of the month, is ea

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • September 11, 2003

    Anniversaries are historical page markers; they denote a time to pause and reflect.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    I'd like to say that I came across the poet Agha Shahid Ali of my own accord, browsing through the shelves of a bookshop or library and taking immediately to his finely structured verse.

    Priyanka Motaparthy

  • The Blue Laws

    My mother, a brunette, hurried in her cloth coat through postwar Sundays, which fell

    William Logan

  • Liberal Pieties

    CORRECTION: The Fisher family of Six Feet Under is Episcopalian, not Catholic. (10/1)

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • Our Families, Ourselves

    Eyal Press is working on a book about the abortion wars in Buffalo, New York.

    Eyal Press

  • An Empire of Their Own

    "I have never had such a bad feeling about a war ever before," wrote Sha Twa Nee on the Prophecy Club message board in April.

    Melani McAlister
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