2005.07

July/August 2005

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

Catechism

Catechism

Why did he come to the city? He was not yet ready to return to the one
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.”
Franklin’s Library
Diamonds And Soot
Arsenal of Illusion
Hollywood know-how is helping to create new kinds of military weapons that target the brain — but not with a bullet
Moving Back To Chernobyl
Green Party Blues
Can Jim Harris rescue the environment by mainstreaming the Greens?
The Twentieth Time
A Civilizing Influence
Tariq Ali’s Islam Quintet paints a softer face on the historical interactions between Muslims and the West
Pericles
The Punk Who Would Be King
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.
The New Word Order
My Tennis Game
Torrential Reign
A mega file-sharing protocol called BitTorrent is making the music piracy of yesteryear look like petty theft
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