Society

Publishers Caught in a Web Publishers Caught in a Web

Jason Epstein's Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future is the third memoir of a major American life in book publishing to reach print in less than two years. It is at ...

Jan 26, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Gayle Feldman

The Future of the Public Intellectual: A Forum The Future of the Public Intellectual: A Forum

The following debate is adapted from a forum--put together by Basic Books and held in New York City some weeks ago. Participating were: John Donatich, who moderated and is publis...

Jan 26, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Various Participants

Pacifica–A Way Out Pacifica–A Way Out

The "Christmas coup" at New York's WBAI-FM radio, in which Pacifica management changed the locks in the middle of the night, just hours before summarily firing three longtime sta...

Jan 26, 2001 / Editorial / Robert W. McChesney

Hailing the Thief Hailing the Thief

In the wake of the controversial Supreme Court decision that put him in office, George W. Bush's inauguration was filled with protests.

Jan 25, 2001 / Editorial / Ben Ehrenreich

Hello Larry, Thanks! John Hello Larry, Thanks! John

After a bruising fight fopr the presidency, George W. Bush is stocking his cabinet with figures from the far right, none more so than John Ashcroft.

Jan 18, 2001 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Scrub Helps Shrub Scrub Helps Shrub

Florida purged its voter rolls, thanks in part to a web of corporate players.

Jan 18, 2001 / Feature / Greg Palast

Florida’s ‘Disappeared Voters’: Disfranchised by the GOP Florida’s ‘Disappeared Voters’: Disfranchised by the GOP

Thousands of citizens can't register or have been wrongly thrown off the rolls.

Jan 18, 2001 / Feature / Greg Palast

The Crackdown on Dissent The Crackdown on Dissent

Police are up to old tricks: disrupting and spying on legal political activities.

Jan 18, 2001 / Feature / Abby Scher

The Only King We Have Is Jesus The Only King We Have Is Jesus

(A newly unearthed gospel song credited to John Ashcroft) As I told the Bob Jones students, Seated white and black apart, This nation is unique, not like the rest. As I faced those godly youngsters, I told them from the heart Just why this land will always be the best: The only king we have is Jesus. And I feel blessed to bring that news. The only king we have is Jesus. I can't explain why we've got Jews. So because our king is Jesus, I'm often heard to say, Our kids should pray to Him each day in class. If some kids just stay silent, That's perfectly OK. But they'll all be given Jesus tests to pass. The only king we have is Jesus. That's the truth we all perceive. The only king we have is Jesus So Hindus may just have to leave. Now Jesus hates abortion, 'Cause Jesus loves all life. They call it choice; it's murder all the same. The killers must be punished-- The doctor, man and wife. We'll execute them all in Jesus' name. The only king we have is Jesus. It's Jesus who can keep us pure. The only king we have is Jesus. And He's Republican for sure. The homosexual lifestyle Could make our Jesus weep. He loathed their jokes about which cheek to turn. Yes, Jesus came to teach us With whom we're supposed to sleep. Ignore that and you'll go to Hell to burn. (Final chorus sung in tongues:) Tron smleck gha dreednus hoke b'loofnok Frak fag narst fag madoondah greeb. Tron smleck gha dreednus hoke b'loofnok Dar popish, flarge dyur darky, hebe.

Jan 18, 2001 / Column / Calvin Trillin

The ‘Tiananmen Papers’ The ‘Tiananmen Papers’

Files leaked from China show that country's leadership to have conspired against their own people during the Tiananmen protests—but are the documents genuine?

Jan 18, 2001 / Editorial / Edward Jay Epstein

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