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November 2, 2009

Vol.201 / No.12
Books
Lawrence S. CunninghamNovember 02, 2009

The story of an extraordinary encounter at the height of the Fifth Crusade

Signs Of the Times
David HollenbachNovember 02, 2009

What happens in Sudan will have important effects on its neighboring countries, all of whom have experienced grave humanitarian crises in recent years.

Editorials
The EditorsNovember 02, 2009

If recent statistics prove to be accurate, then we need to confront autism as a major health care crisis.

Books
Scott KorbNovember 02, 2009

In early April 1980 the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe met the Harlem-raised James Baldwin ldquo for the first and sadly last time rdquo at the annual meeting of the African Literature Association held that year in Gainesville Fla Both men happened to arrive to the conference a day late pus

Signs Of the Times
November 02, 2009

The proposed legislation would allow girls as young as 16 to have abortions without parental consent.

Thomas P. RauschNovember 02, 2009

Religious studies return to China.

Television
Jake MartinNovember 02, 2009

"True Blood" seeks to be sophisticated and edgy, but the only thing sharp about it is the actors' prosthetic fangs.