2005.07

July/August 2005

"I'm wanted at the traffic jam. They're saving me a seat."
--Leonard Cohen

Franklin’s Library

Franklin’s Library

The sailor looks up from the book. He looks up, out of the oily coin of
Identity Crisis
Turkey’s most famous writer evokes his country’s schizophrenic past and its struggle with Islam’s place in day-to-day life.
Green Party Blues
Can Jim Harris rescue the environment by mainstreaming the Greens?
The Punk Who Would Be King
A Civilizing Influence
Tariq Ali’s Islam Quintet paints a softer face on the historical interactions between Muslims and the West
Pericles
Catechism
Diamonds And Soot
Moving Back To Chernobyl
The Dictator Debt Catch
A US-brokered deal to forgive billions in Iraqi debt is causing other countries to say “me too,” even as some Iraqis wish they’d said “no thanks.”
Arsenal of Illusion
Hollywood know-how is helping to create new kinds of military weapons that target the brain — but not with a bullet
Torrential Reign
A mega file-sharing protocol called BitTorrent is making the music piracy of yesteryear look like petty theft
My Tennis Game
The New Word Order
The Twentieth Time
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