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Articles from Vol. 273, No. 10, October 8

Against Rationalization
It was in Peshawar, on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier, as the Red Army was falling apart and falling back. I badly needed a guide to get me to the Khyber Pass, and I decided that what I required was the most farouche-looking guy with the best command...
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A JUST Response
America and Americans on September 11 experienced the full horror of what must surely be the greatest display of grotesque cunning in human history. Its essence consisted in transforming the benign, everyday technology of commercial jet aircraft into...
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A Matter of Rights
Nothing tests our commitment to principle like terrorism. Before September 11, America banned assassinations of foreign leaders; now the Administration is considering abandoning that prohibition. Before September 11, more than 80 percent of the American...
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A Sense of Proportion
The blow against the United States has landed. As we go to press, the counterblow is awaited. Those deciding what it will be face a devilish conundrum. A great injury seems to call for a great response--a "response commensurate to the horror," in the...
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Barbara Lee's Stand
When Congress voted to authorize the Bush Administration to use military force in response to the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Representative Barbara Lee stood alone in opposition to what she saw as a "rush...
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Bush and Bin Laden : THE US MUST PURSUE THE CULPRITS WHILE CULTIVATING ALLIES IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
With 7,000 employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation working round the clock and European intelligence agencies actively cooperating with their US counterparts, it is a matter of time before the Bush Administration apprehends the perpetrators...
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Justice, Not Vengeance
The atrocious attacks on the World Trade Center were massive crimes against humanity in both a real-world sense and in a technical legal sense, as Richard Falk reminds us on page 11. As such they are appropriately and lawfully the object of concerted...
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Nation Notes
The Nation website (www.thenation.com) offers continuing reporting, analysis, commentary and information on the September 11 terror attacks. Currently you can read John Nichols's "Online Beat" dispatches from Washington; Naomi Klein on how the illusion...
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Pakistan, the Taliban and the US : IF ISLAMABAD HEEDS WASHINGTON'S WAR DEMANDS, IT RISKS INTERNAL REVOLT
Lahore Pakistan's military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, has pledged full cooperation with the United States against terrorism, but Pakistan will need to carry out a U-turn in its policy of support for the Taliban if it is to regain the West's confidence...
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Put out No Flags
My daughter, who goes to Stuyvesant High School only blocks from the World Trade Center, thinks we should fly an American flag out our window. Definitely not, I say: The flag stands for jingoism and vengeance and war. She tells me I'm wrong--the flag...
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Send in the Clones
Woods Hole, Mass. * Katha Pollitt is my favorite Nation columnist, but guess what, Katha, you've got my objections to cloning embryo stem cells all wrong ["Subject to Debate," July 23/30]. Maybe now that it's public knowledge that researchers...
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The Democrats' Dilemma
So long, politics? As George W. Bush mounted Operation Noble Eagle, Republicans and Democrats found little over which to disagree. In the days after the September 11 terror attack, the entire House and Senate--with the exception of one Congresswoman--approved...
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The Most Patriotic Act
The drumbeat now begins, as it always does in time of war: We must accept limitations on our liberties. The FBI and CIA should be "unleashed" in the name of national security. Patriotism means uncritical support of whatever actions the President deems...
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Which Way for the Teamsters? AS TEAMSTER/TURTLE TIES FRAY, HOFFA FACES TOM LEEDHAM IN HIS RE-ELECTION BID
It's election time in Teamsterland. This month, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) will hold its fourth nationwide vote in ten years, sending mail ballots to nearly 1.4 million workers so they can directly elect top leaders of their union....
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