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February 22, 1999 Issue

  • Editorials

    Going for the Gunmakers

    A short walk from my home in New Haven stands the farm of that prototypical Connecticut Yankee, Eli Whitney. In 1798 Whitney hit on a bold new scheme: interchangeable parts for muskets.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Sextuple Jeopardy

    In The Spirit of the Laws, Montesquieu draws a distinction that is useful in thinking about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Starr’s Right-Hand Man

    As the impeachment trial was slouching toward completion, another issue began rising in prominence: Can Bill Clinton be indicted while he's President?

    David Corn

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