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Selections from the December issue
December 2008 issue

Moral Combat:
Chris Hedges on War, Faith, and Fundamentalism

Interview by Bethany Saltman
“Jesus did not come to make us rich and powerful. Jesus did not bless our nation above other nations and exhort us to use military force to impose our vision of the world on others who are less powerful.”
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Buy One, Get One Free:
A Journal of My Presidential Campaign

Essay by Sparrow

The Three Ages of Woman
Recalling young love in middle age
Essay by Vivé Griffith

At the hockey rink, in a prison cell, on a street in Calcutta
Personal stories by our readers

Plus: Poetry by Ellen Bass, Sy Safransky’s Notebook, and Sunbeams

Favorite from the archives
September 1998 issue

From the September 1998 issue:

What Miss Lena Prays For
Fiction by Jessica Anya Blau
“Miss Lena goes into the dressing room, closes the folding three-way mirror, gets down on her knees, and prays. I wonder if she’s really praying for bigger things, like peace in Yugoslavia, where she is from and which she calls Yugo, or maybe an end to homelessness. It seems to me you shouldn’t waste a prayer on attracting customers.”
Read the whole story

Editorial associate Rachel J. Elliott recommends this “story of an unlikely friendship that is both touching and funny.”

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