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November/December 2003

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read article Yangtze Farewell

by Penelope Grenoble O'Malley

The waters of the Yangtze are closing fast over two millenia of history--and any chance for second thoughts about China's energy needs.

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read article Weaving Basra

text and photo by Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Threading together a holy city even as violence tears it apart, a weaver finds the spirit of an ancient Sufi poet amidst the rubble.

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read article Consent of the Governed

By JEFFREY KAPLAN

As corporations gain in power--and in control over our lives and livelihoods--the notion of democratic governance seems more and more quaint. But some don't see it that way.

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