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August 7, 2000 | The Nation

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August 7, 2000

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American politicians are not noted for their historical self-consciousness.

UNWELCOMING THE REPUBLICANS "It's surprising that the Republicans are coming to Philadelphia, really surprising.

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scheer

Have you ever wondered who really benefited from the Gulf War,
which will be celebrated this week at the Republican National Convention
as the crowning, if singular, achievement of the presidency

Stop the Presses

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

Articles

The economics of George W.

Perhaps it was because he was recovering from painful back surgery, but a few weeks before the Republican convention, Paul Weyrich, a founder of the religious right, was awful grumpy about George

Eased into governance by years and years of conservative ideology, the corporations of America today effectively oversee the Congress, the regulatory agencies and indeed the presidency itself.

It's no secret that the national conventions are no longer dramatic arenas in which the parties decide their presidential nominees or, for that matter, anything else of much importance.

Books & the Arts

Book

Some Sundays back, the New York Times fronted a story from its
Paris correspondent, Suzanne Daley, about the fear and loathing
Americans induce among Europeans these days.