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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • September 30, 2005

    25 Questions About the Murder of New Orleans

    New Orleans did not die an accidental death--it was murdered by deliberate design and planned neglect. Here are twenty-five urgent questions from the people who live in a city submerged in anger and frustration.

    Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenot

  • September 29, 2005

    Crime and Punishment

    A recent surge of novels and memoirs reveals for the first time the ways in which Germans suffered from Allied "total war" strategy during World War II.

    Mark M. Anderson

  • September 29, 2005

    Letter From Iran

    While his ideological style may be rough, is Iran's newly elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the fire-breathing conservative that the mainstream Western media makes of him?

    Negar Azimi

  • September 29, 2005

    Can It Happen Here?

    With religious school vouchers and public displays of the Ten Commandments on government monuments, the United States is following Europe's path to a melding of Christianity and the state. That's no way to instill loyalty among Islamic immigrants.

    Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

  • September 29, 2005

    Desperate Housewives of the Ivy League?

    Why does the New York Times feel compelled to perpetuate the myth that smart, striving women are increasingly opting out of a career to be stay-at-home moms?

    Katha Pollitt

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  • September 29, 2005

    From Lynndie England to Shaquille O’Neal

    Americans are becoming more hostile by the day to the war in Iraq, the nation is demoralized over official abandonment of the victims of the Gulf Coast storm, but the Democratic Party is missing in action.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • September 29, 2005

    Gitmo’s Hunger Strikers

    The US military is keeping the ongoing hunger strike and forced feedings of Guantanamo Bay under wraps. And an apathetic American media is showing no interest in exposing the situation.

    Clive Stafford Smith

  • September 27, 2005

    St. Pat’s Four Not Guilty of Federal Charges

    Four peace advocates were acquitted of federal conspiracy charges in connection with a 2003 protest of the Iraq War.

    Elizabeth Bauchner

  • September 27, 2005

    A Devil’s Dictionary of Business

    Had your fill of spin and flimflam about the greatness of corporate America? Here's the real truth about money, high finance and low, commerce, clever tricks, globalism and globaloney.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 27, 2005

    When ‘Connected’ means ‘Corrupted’

    The hurricane-driven windfalls for GOP-connected businesses continues, and so do the scandals of widespread corruption among George Bush's cronies. And the rest of us are played for suckers.

    Robert Scheer

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