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December 16, 2005
Ari Kelman writes that faced with the challenge of rebuilding, New Orleans seems stuck in the mud--not just mired in the muck caking the city but also trapped by centuries of policy mistakes, especially the fantasy that it can be separated from its natural surroundings.
Robert Pinsky writes that Anne Winters's The Displaced of Capital, winner of the 2005 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, is an extraordinary work that uses the city of New York to express our world and our time.
December 15, 2005
Anne Winters's The Displaced of Capital, winner of the 2005 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, is a humane yet unsentimental re-imagining of the city of New York and the hidden connections that exist between us all. Robert Pinsky writes that Winters's verse is a symphony of praise and revulsion for poverty and opera, immigrants and tenements, cables and subway tunnels--the literal and figurative currents that connect people and things.
The debate over the war in Iraq will be a central issue of the 2006 Congressional elections, and there is reason to believe antiwar candidates will prevail. The Editors write that the first step in this process is to encourage support for candidates who advocate ending this war.
Bruce Shapiro notes that the refusal of the California governor, who built his fame feeding adolescent fantasies of killing, to grant clemency to a condemned killer who tried to dissuade youths from violence only contributes to the widening unease over the death penalty in America.
Robert Scheer writes that the outsourcing of torture is a devilishly clever policy that allows the Bush Administration to systematically violate basic human rights of terror suspects while claiming it does not condone or practice torture.
Eyal Press reviews three books that attempt to explain why Democrats seem to lose every political battle, while the widely loathed GOP continues to manipulate the system to its advantage. Plus, the Clinton biography The Survivor looks at the man who made Democrats feel like winners, yet whose legacy holds them back.
December 13, 2005
If the twentieth century has proved anything, it is that no nation, no constitutional system, is immune from the insidious downward spiral signified by torture. In this special issue, The Nation confronts the sweeping moral seriousness of the torture conspiracy and what it has done to America and its democratic institutions. The facts are known: Now is the time to hold the conspirators accountable.
December 7, 2005
Jonathan Kozol writes that apartheid education is alive in America and rapidly increasing in hyper-segregated inner city schools. And though in our current political environment it's fashionable for policy-makers to declare integration a failure, effective programs across the country still survive--and deserve to thrive.
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