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April 19, 1999 | The Nation

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April 19, 1999

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Editorials

The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions.

President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...

May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.

     --Serb epic

Columns

In '96 poor Forbes was thought
To be less zealous than he ought
To be on things like baby-killing.
So now he's showing that he's willing

Minority Report

During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

Articles

It's a good thing Bill and Monica held their trysts in the White House rather than just across the Potomac, in Falls Church or Arlington, Virginia.

President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

We want to change the world, and, therefore, we must ponder why people now have less confidence in the possibility of moving beyond the reign of capital than their ancestors did more than 150 year

Books & the Arts

Book

When Dick Morris announced that he would write a book to divert attention from his adventure with the toes of a call girl, George Stephanopoulos, the President's senior policy adviser, was asked

Film

Like the telephone before it, television has been an instrument for overcoming American loneliness.

Book

If you adored Catherine Texier's Breakup last year, fell to the floor gushing sympathetic tears for the abandoned raconteur and raised your fists with indignant empathy over the cruelty o

Book

The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

Book

The Case of Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments

Until the past few months, bestowing any Holocaust honorific upon Binjamin Wilkomirski, the author of the

Music

Most Americans don't like instrumental music.