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September 30, 2002 Issue

  • Columns

    Slut Patrol

    In some parts of China, local officials keep track of women's menstrual periods. We haven't come to that, but anyone who thinks women's reproductive and sexual privacy is secure in America wasn't following the news this summer.

    Katha Pollitt

  • Appointment in Samarra?

    How would people be discussing the issue of "regime change" in Iraq if the question were not being forced upon them by the Administration?

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Building a Coalition, W.-Style

    We'll talk to Germany and France,
    Brief Russians and Chinese,
    Consult with Turkey and Japan,
    Then do just as we please.

    Calvin Trillin