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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 29, 2003

    The Liar

    Steal this book.

    Emily Nussbaum

  • May 29, 2003

    Far From Heaven

    During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo, the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli

    Michael Lind

  • May 29, 2003

    White Lies

    The radio went on in the middle of the night and there in my ear was the voice of a young man.

    Katha Pollitt

  • May 29, 2003

    Liberalizing the Law

    With the Bush Administration continuing to fill the federal courts with right-wing judges, liberals have turned with renewed vigor to a strategy that not only allows them to defeat individual n

    Alexander Wohl

  • May 29, 2003

    Mirror of the Times

    With all the words laundered over the Jayson Blair affair, why is my soul still disquieted? Why do I feel even further from the truth than on the day the journalistic fraud was first revealed?

    James W. Carey


  • May 22, 2003

    Fight Club

    Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the line.

    Adam Shatz

  • May 22, 2003

    Offering Hope–at a Price

    US drug firms make the choice clear: our outrageous profits or your life.

    Katharine Greider

  • May 22, 2003

    Forgetting to Laugh

    Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

    Patricia J. Williams

  • May 22, 2003

    Now, Gods, Stand Up for Fakers!

    Thank God for fakers! Matchless as deflaters of human and institutional pretension, they furnish us rich measures of malicious glee at the red-faced victims.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • May 22, 2003

    Guantánamo Gulag

    Whatever happened to the "worst of the worst"?

    David Cole