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August 23, 1999 | The Nation

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August 23, 1999

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Editorials

How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

The temblors around Ground Zero Berkeley, otherwise known as station KPFA, seemed to be diminishing, but there were lingering aftershocks.

Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

Columns

Minority Report

In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

I think I'd rather not belong

At this point to the Falun Gong.

The exercises don't look easy,

And doing them might make me queasy

Articles

The newly regilded dome of Trenton's state capitol may be shimmering under the intense summer sun, but if New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman's entourage is sweating bullets these days, it

In the summer of 1997 Amory Houghton, the "moderate" six-term Republican Congressman who represents my home county in upstate New York, cast a crucial vote against the "no arms to dictators" Code

Books & the Arts

Book

The study of the Soviet Union in the United States, as distinguished from random journalism, memoirs and polemics, began on the right foot.

Film

Like a kid at an ice-cream counter, urging his friends to try the chocolate--like a writer of travel guides, warning tourists not to miss the Eiffel Tower--I come before you to praise Grand Il

Book

The idea of craft is an unanticipated product of the Industrial Revolution.

Book

Scratch a philosopher, find a reductionist revolutionary.