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February 15, 1999 | The Nation

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February 15, 1999

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What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce
that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

For once the news from France's racist front is optimistic. At least the worst will not happen.

Columns

Stop the Presses

Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

'Twas said the honest folks of Salt Lake City

Deplored sins large and even itty-bitty.

But, trying for the Games, they thought it pretty

Articles

Ten years ago, on February 15, 1989, as the last of the 115,000 Soviet
soldiers crossed over from Afghanistan into Soviet Tajikistan, there was
quiet celebration in Washington as well

It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats
gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

Books & the Arts

Book

Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social
science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in
an enormous tautology.

Book

The epic, slow-motion crisis unraveling the global
economic system continues to gather momentum, taking down Southeast
Asia, Japan, Russia, now Brazil. Who's next?

Book

Whatever else the investigations of the President have
uncovered, they have yielded thousands of sources--transcripts, letters,
memos, audio- and videotapes--which Americans have devoured wi

Film

Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.