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The Free World ... of Slums
Although Timothy Garton Ash is my political opponent, I’ve always admired his wealth of precise observations and MORE
Culture · September 23, 2004
What Rumsfeld Doesnt Know That He Knows About Abu Ghraib
Does anyone still remember the unfortunate Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf? As Saddam’s information minister, he heroically would deny MORE
Culture · May 21, 2004
What Does Europe Want?
On May 1, eight new countries were welcomed into the European Union—but which “Europe” will they find there? MORE
Culture · May 1, 2004
Passion: Regular or Decaf?
Those who virulently criticized Mel Gibson’s The Passion even before its release seem unassailable: Are they not MORE
Culture · February 27, 2004
What Is To Be Done (With Lenin)?
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died on January 21 1924, 80 years ago—does the embarrassed silence over his name mean that he MORE
Culture · January 21, 2004
Learning To Love Leni Riefenstahl
The life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, who died on Monday at age 101, seems to lend itself to MORE
Culture · September 10, 2003
Will You Laugh for Me, Please?
On April 8, Charles R. Douglass, the inventor of canned laughter—the artificial jollity that accompanies comical moments on MORE
Culture · July 18, 2003
There is something inherently naïve about taking the “philosophical” underpinning of The Matrix series seriously and discussing MORE
Culture · June 6, 2003
How Much Democracy Is Too Much?
Democracy is not merely the “power of, by, and for the people.” It is not enough just to MORE
Culture · May 19, 2003
Today, Iraq. Tomorrow ... Democracy?
Much more is at stake in this war than the future of Saddam Hussein MORE
Features · March 18, 2003
Catastrophes Real and Imagined
In Minority Report, the Steven Spielberg film based on a Philip K. Dick story, three humans, through monstrous MORE
Culture · February 28, 2003
The Desert of the Real
Is this the end of fantasy? MORE
Culture · October 29, 2001
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