Fate and Fundamentalism Fate and Fundamentalism

The distinguishing feature of most fundamentalist belief systems is a literal conception of the relation between words and meaning.

Oct 9, 2001 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

The ‘War of the Future’ The ‘War of the Future’

Even before the smoke cleared from the recent US missile attacks we were told to brace ourselves for a newly declared "war on terrorism," the "war of the future." From the lips o...

Oct 9, 2001 / Editorial / The Editors

Reply to Hitchens’s Rejoinder Reply to Hitchens’s Rejoinder

It is unfortunate that with such serious issues to attend to, Christopher Hitchens insists on wasting time on irrelevant and fanciful diatribes against assorted enemies, the lates...

Oct 5, 2001 / Feature / Noam Chomsky

Hitting Terrorism’s Roots Hitting Terrorism’s Roots

While the Bush Administration continues to build an international coalition it hopes will allow it to strike back effectively at those responsible for the September 11 attacks, ...

Oct 4, 2001 / Editorial / The Editors

Signs of the Times Signs of the Times

Protests against symbols of capitalism find themselves in a transformed landscape.

Oct 4, 2001 / Feature / Naomi Klein

Policy Profiteers Policy Profiteers

Battling the war profiteers of World War I, Robert La Follette reminded America that "wealth has never yet sacrificed itself on the altar of patriotism." The progressive senato...

Oct 4, 2001 / Editorial / John Nichols

Letters Letters

WE SHINE FOR ALL Chicago Your magazine remains a beacon of hope for all of us, even those who revile you for your progressive values--because we all lose...

Oct 4, 2001 / Letters / Our Readers

Season’s Greetings Season’s Greetings

Telluride, Toronto and After For folks involved in film, seasonal clocks can be set by the annual confluence of international film festivals (Telluride, Toronto, New York, Edinb...

Oct 4, 2001 / Books & the Arts / B. Ruby Rich

NYC’s Mayoral Muddle NYC’s Mayoral Muddle

In our August 20 issue we endorsed Mark Green, a lifelong liberal who has been running as a liberal centrist, for mayor of New York City. Two weeks before a runoff election aga...

Oct 4, 2001 / Editorial / Michael Tomasky

Indispensable Indispensable

(An old Nat "King" Cole song, as sung by Rudy "King" Giuliani) Indispensable, that's what I am. I'm an icon now, like Uncle Sam. I'm the rock this town is built up...

Oct 4, 2001 / Column / Calvin Trillin