All Views Articles for 2008-04-13

Sunday, April 13, 2008
Tony Judt
What Have We Learned, If Anything?
The twentieth century is hardly behind us but already its quarrels and its achievements, its ideals and its fears are slipping into the obscurity of mis-memory. In the West we have made haste to...
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Bill McKibben
Where Have All The Joiners Gone?
Cheap fossil fuel has made us what we are. Which is to say: rich, powerful-Look at us! We can make the ice caps melt! The oceans rise! But something else too: cheap fossil fuel has made us the first...
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Boston Globe Editorial
Can't Eat Ethanol
Corn should be used for food, not motor fuel, and yet the United States is committed to a policy that encourages farmers to turn an increasing amount of their crop into ethanol. This may save the...
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Rebecca Solnit
Men Explain Things to Me; Facts Didn't Get in Their Way
I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at forty-ish,...
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Frank Rich
The Petraeus-Crocker Show Gets the Hook
THE night before last week's Senate hearings on our "progress" in Iraq, a goodly chunk of New York's media and cultural establishment assembled in the vast lobby of the Museum of Modern Art. There...
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John Nichols
Cheney, Torture and the Chance to Restore the Rule of Law
The Constitution of the United States is absolutely clear when it comes to matters of torture. Amendment 8 specifically states that,"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed...
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Joe Galloway
In Iraq and In Washington, Reality Bites
The closer we get to the end of the Bush administration, the more honest the assessments of where we are in Iraq and where we're going have become, at least from some key players. Consider these...
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Dave Lindorff
Finding Voters 'Bitter and Frustrated,' Obama is Sounding Like Nader
I haven't lived in rural Pennsylvania or in rural Indiana, but I have lived in rural upstate New York, in towns where there are so few Democrats that on some local election ballots, not a single...
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