Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 1 2008 11:15 AM


In a Feb. 1 "Sports Nut," Tom Scocca originally misstated the number of times the Dallas Cowboys have made the Super Bowl. The team has played in eight.

In a Feb. 1 update to his "Books" review of Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, Timothy Noah made the following incorrect statement: "Spain, like Mussolini's Italy, stayed neutral in World War II." In fact, Italy was allied with Germany and Japan until July 1943, when Mussolini was removed from power by King Victor Emmanuel II. At that time, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies; eventually it joined the war on the Allies' side. Mussolini escaped to Northern Italy, then under German occupation, and ran a puppet state there until April 1945, at which time he was captured and killed by Italian communists.


In the Jan. 29 "Other Magazines," Noreen Malone incorrectly stated that the total amount spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts was $5 billion. The actual figure is $500 billion.

In a Jan. 28 "Trailhead," Christopher Beam mistakenly identified Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill as a governor.

In the Jan. 25 "Explainer," Nina Shen Rastogi incorrectly described Ariel Sharon as the Israeli president in 2005. He was the prime minister.

In the Jan. 25 "Television," Troy Patterson misspelled Albuquerque.

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