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March 6, 2000 Issue

  • Features

    Education and the Election

    By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

    Peter Schrag

  • An Antisocial Idea

    Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.

    Susan Ohanian

  • Editorials

    Run, Ralph, Really Run

    Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.

    John Nichols

  • A Tale of Two Reformers

    This presidential election--so far--is the tale of two establishments, one that held firm, one that started to crack and moved fast to hang tight.

    David Corn

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  • Books and the Arts

    Dade Ain’t Disney

    Tired of all the stuff about the Cuban kid who is rapidly being turned into the most pampered brat in the world? The press can be blamed, of course.

    Robert Sherrill

  • Salvation in South Africa

    Blessed with a great subject, afflicted with it too, J.M. Coetzee has remade its meanings in the light of metaphor often no further from us than our own bodies.

    Joseph McElroy

  • Craven Idolatry

    For someone who misspent his youth in film societies and revival houses, where mushrooms develop more readily than social skills, a job as a movie reviewer wonderfully eases the burden of small t

    Stuart Klawans

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