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January 3, 2000 | The Nation

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January 3, 2000

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Nelson Algren's 1961 review of Catch-22 is at www.thenation.com.

As workers and holiday shoppers spilled out of Manhattan's midtown skyscrapers
and stores during rush hour last week, they were confronted with an unusual
sight: Several thousand demonstrators,

"Le monde n'est pas une marchandise"--the world is not a commodity--proclaimed the large banner in the Parisian demonstration against the WTO.

Columns

I watched these presidential hopefuls join
Together for debating in Des Moines,
And many times I heard allegiance sworn
To Jesus and to babies not quite born.

Stop the Presses

The ideological rigidity that governs punditocracy trade debate transcends right/left dichotomies.

Articles

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

Books & the Arts

Film

He looks like a pear that's going bad. Tall, corpulent and much the worse for gravity, W.S.

Book

Never in history until the Soviet Union collapsed eight years ago had a great empire gone through such cataclysmic changes and accepted such staggering territorial losses without suffering defeat

Book

The plan to take Israeli athletes hostage during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games was conceived at a cafe on the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, in the shadow of the Pantheon and the tomb of Raphael.