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  • September 13, 2001

    A Hole in the World

    The September 11 attacks show us our vulnerability—an especially terrifying prospect when paired with the threat of nuclear proliferation.

    Jonathan Schell

  • September 13, 2001

    Pax Americana

    Although the terrorist attacks are—and will continue to be for some time—at the forefront of the world's attention, we must remember that the struggles of yesterday still go on.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • September 13, 2001

    Faceless Cowards?

    The September 11 terrorist attacks are already being spun by Washington to fit into its prearranged playbook—the usual language and the usual suspects are already being bandied about.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • September 13, 2001

    The Dark Smoke

    The military and the national security bureaucracy are quick to use the terror attacks to demand more funds and discretion.

    David Corn

  • September 13, 2001

    A Great Wound

    The battleground is now on US soil—not just against the terrorists, but those who would highjack the terrible event and twist it to their own ends.

    the Editors

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  • September 13, 2001

  • September 13, 2001

    Terror in America

    The attacks on the Twin Towers will be called 'mindless terrorism,' but the blowback the United States is experiencing is far from mindless.

    Robert Fisk

  • September 13, 2001

    Life as a Progressive Legislator

    The lesson of fifteen years is that real change requires a people's movement.

    Paul G. Pinsky

  • September 6, 2001

    The Joe and Hil Follies

    It's a slippery slope that these two lawgivers would have us tread.

    Danny Goldberg

  • September 6, 2001

    Modesto Man

    Whether in his home district or in Washington, DC, Congressman Gary Condit is a discredit to his profession.

    Christopher Hitchens