Handmaid in Babylon: The UN’s Decline and Fall Handmaid in Babylon: The UN’s Decline and Fall

"One has to be careful," said United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in late August, "not to confuse the UN with the US." If the Secretary General had taken his own advice...

Aug 28, 2003 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Just Wait Just Wait

The White House said, although it wasn't true, Iraq must be invaded, PDQ, Since terrorists, who'd caught us unaware, Were with Iraq, and always gathered there.

Aug 28, 2003 / Column / Calvin Trillin

In the Stars In the Stars

This essay was one of the winners out of a pool of 290 entries in a recent writing contest sponsored by Women's WORLD, the Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation designed to br...

Aug 28, 2003 / Editorial / Monica Arac de Nyeko

Women’s Voices Women’s Voices

Through the corporate media's electronic collage of murders, sex scandals, celebrity sightings and Pentagon-generated fantasy can be heard a constant buzz--"war, terror, securi...

Aug 28, 2003 / Editorial / Meredith Tax

The Tragedy of Iraq The Tragedy of Iraq

With the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, and with the deaths of twenty-three people so far--including the chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieir...

Aug 28, 2003 / Editorial / The Editors

Ideas the Pentagon Wishes It Never Had Ideas the Pentagon Wishes It Never Had

A recap of the Pentagon's most egregious post-9/11 mistakes, mishaps and manifestations of misdirection.

Aug 24, 2003 / Feature / Ari Berman

Occupied Voices Occupied Voices

"Many years have passed in which Palestinians were not really living. What we need is a huge change. And maybe then there will be peace."

Aug 19, 2003 / Feature / Wendy Pearlman

The Mess in Mesopotamia The Mess in Mesopotamia

If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on Iraq, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every...

Aug 14, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Andrew Cockburn

The American Prosperity Myth The American Prosperity Myth

The economy's vital signs spell trouble.

Aug 14, 2003 / Feature / Will Hutton

Letter From Rwanda Letter From Rwanda

Gacaca courts begin to yield justice.

Aug 14, 2003 / Feature / Victoria Brittain