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Volume 296 no. 2 / September 2005

Abbas, Mahmoud, as cold fish, 76

Abraham, Daniel, SlimFast mogul, private plane of, 71

Agee, James, prodigious talent of, 119; "shameless inopportunism" of, 119; on film, 119-120

Andropov, Yuri, Arafat-proof properties of, 76

Arafat, Yasir, as squanderer, 60-91; stationery of, 61; lips of, 62, 91; Bugs Bunny and, 62; paternal instincts of, 64, 67, 74, 84, 90-91; nap time of, 64; screeching voice of, 65; renunciation of terrorism by, 67; annunciation of tourism by, 67; disputed death of, 62-63, 67, 77-80; as sugar daddy, 67-68, 80-81; sober-minded corruption of, 68-72; as no Nelson Mandela, 74; as narcissist, 81; naiveté of, 86; figurative horsemanship of, 88; as okraphobe, 91

Ariès, Philippe, historian of childhood, misconceptions of, 121-122

Arthur, Bea, Golden Girl, as revolutionary icon, 65

Auden, W. H., anti-film sentiments of, 119; pro-Agee sentiments of, 119

Barak, Ehud, as prodigal son, 88; as pianist, 88; as mathematician, 88; as mechanic, 88; hyperactivity of, 88; chilliness of, 88; strategic failure of, 90; as commando, 90

Barghouti, Marwan, Fatah leader, as Arafat rival, 74; good-government leanings of, 74

Berry, Halle, as fertility trendsetter, 143

Blair, Tony, as Clinton pal, 19; as "gay gangster" leading "the gay government of the gay United gay Kingdom," 154

Bonds, Barry, declining market value of, 19

Bouterse, Dési, Surinamese strongman, dictation taken by, 155

Brandeis, Louis, fallen mantle of, 42

Breyer, Stephen, relative worldliness of, 38

Bush, George H.W., as assassination target, 50; as bargaining chip, 77

Byck, Samuel, as would-be Nixon assassin, 50; as hijacker, 50

Ceausescu, Nicolae, PR representation of, 154-155

Cermak, Anton, Chicago mayor, as collateral damage, 50

Cheney, Dick, tame pheasants and, 138

Chirac, Jacques, as exchange student, 50; as HoJo's employee, 50; as Sarkozy father figure, 52; as Sarkozy nemesis, 52

Claus, Santa, persistent nonexistence of, 143

Clinton, Bill, world domination plotted by, 19; as Supreme Court victim, 38; as assassination target, 50

Dahlan, Muhammad, Arafat deputy, CIA ties of, 86; as "crown prince of Gaza," 86; crimped hair of, 86

Doe, Samuel, Liberian dictator, severed ears of, 154; enchanted genitals of, 154

Duran, Francisco Martin, as would-be Clinton assassin, 50; as uphol-sterer, 50

Dutroux, Marc, Belgian electrician, unspeakable crimes of, 128

Einarsdóttir, Jónína, Icelandic anthropologist, on social burden of anguish, 122

Eisenhower, Dwight, as Romney idol, 108-109; grandparental aura of, 108

Fromme, Lynnette, squeakiness of, 50; as would-be Ford assassin, 50

Galbraith, John Kenneth, as Rushdie device, 125

García Márquez, Gabriel, speculative geography of, 124, 126

Garland, Judy, as rock-bottom signifier, 127

Grandin, Temple, on autism, 136; on animal welfare, 136

Graner, Charles, Abu Ghraib ringleader, animal cruelty and, 137

Grisham, John, Indian readership of, 139

Harvey, Raymond Lee, as would-be Carter assassin, 50; starter pistol of, 50

Hazlitt, William, anti-rural prejudices of, 139

Hemingway, Ernest, bum rap endured by, 125; as "hairy-chested old fatty," 125

Hinckley, John, Jr., as would-be Reagan assassin, 19, 50; expanding freedom of, 19; Jodie Foster and, 19, 50

Hitler, Adolf, failing musical of, 154

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, fallen mantle of, 42

Housden, Maria, as runaway mom, 127-130, 133; affected typography of, 128; tantric sex and, 129; as Anna Karenina, 130; as seagull, 130

Hussein, Saddam, as would-be Bush assassin, 50; comic-book opulence of, 68; PR representation of, 154-155

James, Henry, mushiness of, 120

Kael, Pauline, wrongheadedness of, 121; necessity of, 121

Kahn, Louis, architect, Roman influences of, 121; as Philadelphian, 121; bookishness of, 121

Kant, Immanuel, on animal welfare, 134

Karabel, Jerome, sociologist, on "dark side of meritocracy," 122

Karenina, Anna, as friend of Oprah, 130-131; as "hottest broad north of the Kremlin," 131

Keaton, Buster, resurrection of, 119

Kennedy, Anthony, rhetorical indulgences of, 40-42

Kennedy, Ted, as Romney opponent, 112; complacency of, 112; as comeback kid, 112-113; on Mormonism, 116

Kutcher, Ashton, as latter-day Vronsky, 133

Lawrence, T. E., kinkiness of, 125

Lev, Ozrad, as corruption whistleblower, 68; California style of, 72; on sex and Israeli sneakers, 72

MacMurray, Fred, brilliance of, 120

Manilow, Barry, as Tolstoy inter-preter, 131

Marshall, John, common sense of, 38; fallen mantle of, 42

al-Masri, Munib, Palestinian businessman, antique mirror of, 65; as UT alum, 65; infrastructural despair of, 66; as pharmacist, 67

McKinley, William, as dream fodder, 50

Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ethiopian dictator, goodwill beheading ordered by, 155

Mercutio, as foreign-policy commentator, 126

Mobutu Sese Seko, comic-book opulence of, 68; PR representation of, 154-155

Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, as Rushdie device, 125

Mugabe, Robert, homophobia of, 154

Mullally, Megan, as literary critic, 131; as pharmacologist, 131

Murdoch, Rupert, as Clinton pal, 19

Nelson, Horatio, as motivational speaker, 44

Nixon, Richard, curdled ambition of, 46; as assassination target, 50

Nofal, Mamduh, Palestinian leader, as poet, 76; as guerrilla, 76; as pirate, 76; op-eds of, 76

O'Keeffe, Georgia, distinctive imagery of, 148

Oppenheimer, Robert, as "shatterer of worlds," 126

Orwell, George, on animal cruelty, 134

Osmond, Marie, as memoirist, 127

Posner, Richard, appellate judge, on Supreme Court indiscipline, 40, 42; on humancentricity, 134, 137-138

Reagan, Ronald, as assassination target, 19, 50; as recessive gene, 148

Rendell, Ed, Pennsylvania governor, as songbird, 108; as presidential handicapper, 108

Romney, George, brainwashing of, 106, 112; Mexican birthplace of, 112; Pancho Villa and, 112; potato-based diet of, 112; as stenographer, 112; as auto titan, 112; deliberative fasting of, 116

Romney, Mitt, Mormonism of, 106-110, 116; Dansonian countenance of, 108; elastic properties of, 108, 116; squeaky-clean slang of, 108; as stand-up act, 110; as Bush classmate, 110; bottom-line Weltanschauung of, 110; PowerPoint and, 110; as dataphile, 112; Ted Kennedy and, 112-113, 116; Olympian exploits of, 113; as banana-bread enthusiast, 114

Roosevelt, Theodore, as assassination target, 50; bulletproof rhetoric of, 50

Royle, Nicholas, novelist, Belgian authenticity of, 128

Rushdie, Salman, Kashmiri roots of, 123; cosmopolitanism of, 123; potato witches conjured by, 124; humor of, 124; on female suffering, 125; equal-opportunity plagues and, 126

Saladin, as Arafat forebear, 60

Sarkozy, Nicolas, French politico, Americanness of, 46-50; as Tony Blair, 46; as Godot, 46, 52; Napoleonic dimensions of, 46; "bloodhound eyes" of, 46; Nixonian mien of, 46; affirmative action and, 46; as Chirac protégé, 52; as Chirac nemesis, 52; as hostage negotiator, 52; as force of nature, 52

Schwarzenegger, Arnold, as Clinton pal, 19

Silberman, Laurence, appellate judge, on Supreme Court indiscipline, 39-42; modest proposal of, 42

Sontag, Susan, as oversimplifier, 139

Souter, David, relative worldliness of, 37

Stewart, Jon, as masculine ideal, 148

Suleyman, sultan, magnificence of, 117; cell-phone reception of, 117

Truman, Harry, as assassination target, 50; truncated nap of, 50

Van Dyke, Dick, eminence of, 154

Von Kloberg, Edward J., III, strongman flack, Ceaus¸escu and, 154-155; Mobutu and, 154-155; Saddam and, 154-155; "Rolodex of evil" maintained by, 154; Toscan qualities of, 154; faux nobility of, 154; velvet-lined capes of, 154; on shame, 154; as op-ed hustler, 155

White, Byron, modesty of, 42

Winfrey, Oprah, Tolstoy and, 130-131

Yourcenar, Marguerite, as "butch lady novelist," 125; as "great gay-male writer," 125; on Hadrian, 125

Zangara, Giuseppe, as would-be FDR assassin, 50; as bricklayer, 50

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