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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 10, 2003

    Telecom Labor Rising

    Union members are making links between customers' concerns and their own.

    Steve Early and Larry Cohen

  • April 10, 2003

    The New Globetrotters

    Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.

    Susan J. Douglas

  • April 10, 2003

    A Pox on America

    In December, when hospitals in Atlanta and Richmond announced that they were opting out of the federal smallpox vaccination plan, opinion leaders reacted as if the physicians had enlisted with

    Madeline Drexler

  • April 10, 2003

    Kommissar Kristol

    William Kristol's April 7 editorial in The Weekly Standard denouncing critics of the war on Iraq as "anti-American" is startlingly reminiscent of the menacing directives issued for decad

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • April 10, 2003

    The Firing of Peter Arnett

    On March 19, shortly after Saddam Hussein defied President Bush's deadline to go into exile, Tom Brokaw of NBC broke into Law & Order, airing on the East Coast, to announce the start

    Tom Goldstein


  • April 10, 2003

    Yes, War Really Is Hell

    The risks of war? There was the risk of being bombed if you had the misfortune to live in a neighborhood where US targeters thought Saddam Hussein might be located.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • April 10, 2003

    Taking the Cake

    According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of white Americans supported invading Iraq, but only 29 percent of blacks.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • April 3, 2003

    The Doha Follies

    Of the more than 700 journalists who have registered with the CentCom Coalition Media Center here, two have emerged as celebrities.

    Michael Massing

  • April 3, 2003

    In the Waiting Room

    "We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York Abortion Access Fund.

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 3, 2003

    Can We Talk?

    CORRECTION: When this column was originally published, a fact-checking error caused the word "owner" to be removed from a reference to the Jewish "owner-editors" of U.S. News & World Report and The New Republic. This may have made it appear as if Alterman was addressing the issue of Jewish "editors" in general with regard to media coverage and Israel, rather than merely the two men he cited.

    Eric Alterman