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January 11, 1999 | The Nation

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January 11, 1999

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Editorials

A fateful crossroads in American-Russian relations is being obscured by
Bill Clinton's impeachment and war against Iraq.

Anyone who decides to add his drop to the tidal wave of commentary on
the impeachment of President Clinton must acknowledge, at the outset, a
built-in difficulty.

People warn that a Senate impeachment trial will effectively shut down
the government, involving as it would the Supreme Court and tying up the
World's Greatest Deliberative Body for weeks or

Columns

In every century, it seems,

The Constitution's put to test.

Important questions must be asked,

And ours is, "Did he touch her breast?"

Articles

On January 1, 1999, the euro comes into existence.

Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of
the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats
are now in office.

Books & the Arts

Film

What marvels of ill assortment the film distributors perform when they
dump their products at the close of the year in hope of award
nominations.

Book

William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when
Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.