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April 26, 1999 Issue


  • Editorials

    Parents and Police

    David Dinkins, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities got the headlines, submitting to arrest at New York's One Police Plaza to protest the death of unarmed Amadou Diallo at the hands of the NYPD'

    the Editors

  • False History Lessons

    Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction.

    Kai Bird

  • The Case Against Inaction

    Sadly, some on the left are angrier about NATO's bombing than they are about the Serbian forces' atrocities, even though Milosevic's men have killed more in one Kosovan village than have all the

    Ian Williams and Bogdan Denitch

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  • Columns

    Rebellion at Pacifica

    One in five people in America lives within reach of the FM frequencies of the Pacifica radio network, which consists of stations in Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York, Washington and Houston.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • Media Matters

    Record numbers of students are going online, according to UCLA's annual survey of college freshmen released this past January.

    Logan Hill

  • Books and the Arts

    The End of Humanism

    Like a guest at a potlatch, laughing to see his host's worldly goods go up in flames, I roared at The Matrix--roared and at the same time was humbled, knowing Warner Bros.

    Stuart Klawans

  • False History Lessons

    Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction.

    Kai Bird

  • Front Page With a Human Face

    Back in the fifties, before the term "new journalism" was coined, back when Gay Talese was writing minor obituaries for the New York Times, Tom Wolfe was a grad student at Yale and Joan Di

    Dan Wakefield

  • Political Chapter, Bible Verse

    After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

    Abby Scher

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