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Articles from Vol. 276, No. 1, January 6

A Hundred Peace Movements Bloom. (Articles)
This article is part of the "Waging Peace" series, covering the movement that is emerging across America to oppose war on Iraq.--The Editors Even with an enemy as easy to hate as Saddam Hussein, the Bush Administration's war plans in Iraq have awakened...
Healthcare for All-Now. (Comment)
If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away. This term--generally used by politicians and policy advocates to describe a universal, government-funded national...
It's That Time Again
What a rotten year! Not for me personally--quite the reverse in fact, as also for you, I hope--but for the things we care about: women's rights, the environment, social justice, world peace, civil liberties and civil rights. And what's that sound I...
Letters
HOISTING A FEW WITH STUDS Chicago * I was fascinated by the letters between Christopher Hitchens and Katha Pollitt ["Exchange," Dec. 16]. There was a throwaway reference in Hitchens's piece that caught my attention. It was a reference to Gore...
Polanski's Holocaust
THE PIANIST*NARC*CHICAGO*THE HOURS* LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS*ABOUT SCHMIDT I can think of no picture of recent years, other than Roman Polanski's The Pianist, that has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and yet stirred neither controversy nor...
Raines of Fire
New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents batty. Conservatives and a few not-so-conservatives have been conducting a journalistic jihad against Raines ever since...
The Moral Quandary: Anti-Imperialism vs. Humanitarianism: Some on the Left Believe an Invasion of Iraq Is Justified on Moral Grounds. but Such an Invasion Would Do Little to Relieve the Suffering of the Iraqi People
In late November, the journalism department at New York University hosted a forum on Iraq. The first five speakers, who included such liberal luminaries as historian Frances FitzGerald, cultural critic Todd Gitlin, former UN official Brian Urquhart...
The People's Church. (Comment)
Since Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the Wittenberg cathedral door, it is unlikely that protest outside a church has so signaled an irrevocable shift of consciousness: Sunday after Sunday for almost a year now, the front doors of Boston's...
The Post-Saddam Problem: An Iraqi Opposition Meeting Does Not Inspire Confidence in U.S. Postwar Plans
After several postponements, a US-sponsored meeting of Iraqi opposition groups and individuals took place in London on December 14-15. The main resolutions adopted by some 330 delegates to the Iraqi Open Opposition Conference reiterated their often-repeated...
The `Public Interest'. (Comment)
For years Pittsburghers have witnessed the low regard in which public television station WQED holds its second channel, WQEX. Since November 1997, WQED has been airing on WQEX the same programs, at the same time, as on its flagship Channel 13, simulcasting...
Trifecta for Our Side. (Editorials)
In moments of triumphant hubris, titans do themselves in. The ancient Greeks understood such reversals of fortune, no doubt, but it is still startling to experience a trifecta of comeuppances with the wondrous quickness of modern American life. Trent...