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January 31, 2000 | The Nation

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January 31, 2000

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Editorials

Only a few days before the announcement of the AOL-Time Warner merger, Time Warner chief executive Gerald Levin took part in a CNN discussion on the future of the media.

New Year, New Party Vermont voters have elected Independent Bernie Sanders to five terms in the US House, sent four independent progressives to their state legislature an

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Stop the Presses

After thirty years spent building the Federation of American Scientists into one of the country's most valuable and venerable institutional voices for peace, democracy and real security, Jeremy S

(Sung to the tune of "The Ballad of John Henry")

Articles

Jared Nayfack was 11 years old and living in the heart of conservative Orange County, California, when he told his best friend from school that he was gay--"and my friend then came out to me," sa

The promise of Seattle was captured in an antic moment observed by one young environmental activist.

Books & the Arts

Book

At the time of writing, Carl Bromley had just returned from a pilgrimage to Truffaut's grave in Paris.

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In September 1940, with a weak heart and even frailer nerves, Walter Benjamin carried on an old smugglers' path in the French Pyrenean foothills a big black briefcase stuffed with a manuscript th

Film

I would call Holy Smoke a drawing-room comedy if the film showed a drawing room, a comedy of manners if its characters had any.

Book

John Ghazvinian is completing a PhD at Oxford University on the early history of tourism.