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Editorials

The other day on the BBC news I saw a young, educated and eloquent Serbian woman speaking about the life of ordinary citizens under the NATO bombing. The Serbian citizens are afraid, she said.

How can you doubt the progressive nature of NATO missiles when they are blessed by Europe's socialists and the radical heroes of the sixties?

On May 12 the Iraqi News Agency reported the deaths of twelve people, including two children, and 200 head of livestock near the northern city of Mosul, caused by American bombs.

The Israeli election is good news indeed.

Many Jews have, understandably, seen parallels between the tragic events in Kosovo and their experiences of the Holocaust. But in fact, it is not a good parallel.

Columns

There was quite an astonishing little item in the paper recently about the sort of thing that makes me glad I grew up in the inner city: i.e., the national proliferation of "assassination games"

We welcome out Ms. Amy Fisher
And all of us sincerely wish her
Success in any field she might embrace.
We hope that she'll avoid the showy,

Articles

James Neal is a short, muscular man with close-cropped hair who has spent the past twelve years behind bars for armed robbery.

The bucolic, palm-studded campus of Stanford bears no resemblance to the old and gritty auto workers' summer camp at Port Huron, Michigan, where SDS was formed in 1962.

Books & the Arts

Film

Not only now but every week, I am reminded at two-minute intervals of the influence of Star Wars.

Monthly Review celebrated its semicentennial on May 7 with a Manhattan bash featuring loyalists Ossie Davis, Adrienne Rich and Cornel West, and a special retrospective May issue put togeth

Art

One afternoon in 1985, I rode in a taxi down Broadway with the physicist I.I. Rabi, discussing time and age.