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July 19, 1999 Issue

  • Editorials

    Rehnquist’s Revenge

    William Rehnquist may be the most patient and unyielding radical ever to occupy high office in America.

    the Editors

  • On the Brink in Kashmir

    In early May, as the snows melted along the Karakoram Range, Indian troops on routine border patrols discovered that three strategic salients--Dras, Kargil and Batalik--in the Indian states of Ja

    Sumit Ganguly

  • Social Security for Women

    Despite the rosy projections and numerical alchemy that proponents employ to push their cause, privatizing Social Security won't build much wealth for women, and it will leave elderly women, part

    Trudy Lieberman

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  • Columns

    On Rumors of a Plea Deal for Webster Hubbell

    If Webster Hubbell
    Is out of trouble,
    The end for Starr
    Cannot be far.
    We hope these guys
    Live peaceful lives
    With little fuss--

    Calvin Trillin

  • Media Matters

    A new bride returns from a romantic honeymoon and opens a locked door in the family home, only to discover the mutilated corpses of her husband's six ex-wives.

    Tara Zahra

  • Civil Society

    "Why do you care so much?" said a white friend to me during a debate about suspect profiling. "Don't take it so personally--the police aren't after you in the black middle class.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Books and the Arts

    ‘Snake Eat Snake’

    A few years ago, one of Lebanon's giddier periodicals, suitably titled Prestige, published as its cover story an interview with a Lebanese celebrity.

    Walid Harb

  • ‘Free-Range Rude’

    Early in Hannibal, Thomas Harris's hungrily anticipated sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, an Italian chief investigator on the trail of Dr.

    Annie Gottlieb

  • The Non-Silence of the Un-Lamblike

    After the success of Infinite Jest in 1996, David Foster Wallace took a vacation from fiction and, perhaps, from fans' expectations with A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again.

    Tom LeClair

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Legend has it that Potemkin, burdened by duties and melancholy, once neglected to order the packing up of one of his stage-set villages.

    Stuart Klawans

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