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September 29, 2003 Issue

Jack Newfield explains Miguel Estrada’s fall, William Greider looks for the soul of capitalism and Stuart Klawans reviews "Lost i…

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Nation Notes

The Nation has a new look to go with our rising circulation. Avenging Angels, an advertising firm that works for progressive causes and that is responsible for our "c...

Children Left Behind

In his State of the Union speech this past January, President Bush appeared to make a compassionate gesture toward children with incarcerated parents when he proposed an ini...

Why Estrada Went Down

A few hours after Miguel Estrada withdrew his name for a judgeship on the Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit, a leading Senate liberal was asked about the mean...




Blood in the Water

After a summer of tending to the grassroots, the Democrats who aspire to their party's 2004 presidential nomination were busy harvesting support from key constituencies arou...

Books & the Arts

Tokyo Story

A Love Affair for the postcollege, flirting-with-Buddhism set, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation is a travelogue of the emotions, concerned with the deepenin...

Bleak Haus

Though still relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, the Austrian novelist and playwright Thomas Bernhard, who died in 1989 at the age of 57, is widely recognized ...

From Protest to Patronage

Bayard Rustin forged a remarkable career as a social activist. Briefly a member of the Young Communist League, he repudiated communism but remained a socialist throughout hi...

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