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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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  • Books and the Arts

    Ellington Hits 100

    On the eve of the New York premiere of his Symphony No.

    Albert Murray

  • Two, Like, Star-Crossed Lovers

    When a young woman in high school frets about the folks in Mogadishu--when, for that matter, she can spell "Mogadishu"--American moviegoers know she needs a fashion makeover, a boyfriend and an

    Stuart Klawans

  • Liberal Pilgrim’s Progress

    Time magazine once diagnosed newspaper columnist, author, professor-at-large and Hugh Hefner sidekick Max Lerner (1902­92) as suffering from a "crush on America." Seven

    Carlin Romano

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