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January 24, 2000 | The Nation

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January 24, 2000

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Editorials

The giddy adoration of Alan Greenspan has come to resemble the stock market bubble itself and, when one phenomenon comes to its end, so will the other.

Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

In our November 29 issue appeared "The Presidential Aptitude Test," a proposed snap quiz for candidates inspired by George W. Bush's flunking a test on the names of certain foreign leaders.

Columns

Conservatives cannot explain
Just why reporters boost McCain.
It seems an odd way to express
The liberal bias of the press.

Music

Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

Articles

Research assistance provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Books & the Arts

Book

The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.

Book

The cold war has been over for a decade but it lingers on the American home front.

Book

Dentists and cardiologists warn their patients about plaque, harmful to both teeth and arteries.

Film

Our New Year's number is a mother goose with three eggs tucked behind. It could be a sign of cryptic rhymes and unhatched possibilities--or maybe of silliness, tailed by a lot of nothing.