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July 24, 2000 Issue

  • Features

    Where’s Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?

    There was a time when the very word "Teamsters" evoked some pretty dark images: a bloated and notoriously corrupt union president, carried into the Teamsters convention on a gilded sedan chair by

    Marc Cooper

  • Media and Trade: A Love Story

    On the final day of the Seattle demonstrations this past December, Peter Jennings of ABC's World News Tonight introduced the story with a sly aside: "The thousands of demonstrators will go

    William Greider

  • Pulling Back the Veil on Condor

    For three years, from 1975 through 1977, the countries in what is known as the Southern Cone of South America underwent a human rights crime wave unprecedented before or since in the region.

    John Dinges

  • Editorials

    Putin’s Choice

    Vladimir Putin has been Russia's President for seven months, but there is no agreement in Moscow as to who he is or what kind of leader he will be.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • Death Penalty Politics

    The seismic shift in the politics of the death penalty is staggering.

    Mike Farrell

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  • Columns

    If Not Now…

    There are a number of persuasive reasons to cast a vote for Ralph Nader in the fall, and a number of unpersuasive reasons, too.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Books and the Arts

    MP3: It’s Only Rock and Roll and The Kids Are Alright

    Once upon a time there was a struggling young California band. Its music was too loud and its image too unpolished for MTV.

    Siva Vaidhyanathan

  • A City That Worked

    The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

    Robert W. Snyder

  • The Speed of Poetry

    When I visit the Poetry Publication Showcase, an annual display of the year's new poetry books at Poets House in Manhattan, I feel as if I've been granted a precious audience with Poetry itself.

    Jan Clausen

  • The Flounder

    Long before I'd gone to a theater and lashed myself to a seat, I formed two expectations about The Perfect Storm.

    Stuart Klawans

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