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  • April 21, 2005

    The ‘Ick’ Factor: Villains, Veils and Vision

    While Michael Jackson’s 2005 trial was appalling, it was not the stuff of ordinary tabloid catharsis; there was not an unsullied soul within fifty miles of the courthouse.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • March 24, 2005

    Habeas Corpus

    There was an article in The New York Times Magazine not long ago about people who collect hyperrealistic “reborn” dolls.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • March 17, 2005

    The Captive Mind

    Since September 11, we’ve heard a lot about the “intelligence failures” that left the United States unprepared for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

    The Editors

  • March 16, 2005

    Teachers for Peace

    Educators share strategies for opposing the war.

    Lauren Bans

  • March 16, 2005

    The Mideast Comes to Columbia

    The current battle is the latest in a larger, ideologically driven conflict.

    Scott Sherman


  • March 16, 2005

    A Student Bill of Fights

    The right takes aim at the ivory tower–brandishing a new legislative agenda.

    Kevin Mattson

  • March 16, 2005

    The New PC

    They claim liberals are victimizing them.

    Russell Jacoby

  • February 17, 2005

    Free-Speech Fights

    Rummaging through Yale University’s library shelves in early 2001 to prepare a talk on news media and genocide, I came across a study of nineteenth-century Colorado newspapers by Ward Churchill.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • February 10, 2005

    Power and the Word

    A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain’s Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • February 3, 2005

    Summers of Our Discontent

    As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

    Katha Pollitt