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February 1, 1999 Issue


  • Features

    My Lost Weekend

    By the time we got to firing off the water-cooled, tripod-mounted, 30-caliber machine gun at the NRA-run Ben Avery gun range a half-hour north of here on the Saturday after New Year's, I rea

    Marc Cooper

  • Editorials

    Cowardice on Cuba

    "Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • Republic on Trial

    The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

    Jonathan Schell

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  • Books and the Arts

    Duck Soup in Japan

    Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?

    Stuart Klawans

  • Indiana Jones’s Temple of Doom

    The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

    Bettina Drew

  • Narnia Born Again

    For 300 years, Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theater has been the center of ceremonial life at Oxford.

    Michael Joseph Gross

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