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November 1, 1999 | The Nation

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November 1, 1999

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Editorials

Marking the fourth year of president John Sweeney's tenure, the 13-million-member AFL-CIO had much to celebrate at its biennial convention in Los Angeles in mid-October.

For the third time in Pakistan's traumatic history, the army has seized power--this time, apparently, against the advice of the United States. The country is under martial law.

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Music

My father disapproved of the "Sensation" show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He thought it was bad for the Jews.

Among his more peculiar views,
He thought all Communists were Jews.
Historians must ponder how
He managed to account for Mao.

Articles

When Pat Buchanan showed up to tout his new book on Tim Russert's CNBC show, Russert asked about his recent lunch date with Lenora Fulani, former presidential candidate of the New Alliance Party.

It is now ten years since the Berlin wall crumbled, but the question of how and why the cold war was concluded still lingers.

At the beginning of June 1989, I was sitting in the bar of the Hotel Europejski in Warsaw and reassuring Tadeusz Mazowiecki that his decision to stay on as editor of Solidarity's main publication r

Books & the Arts

Art

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, as if persuaded by its own ill-advised publicity that the art in its "Sensation" show might endanger the welfare of its viewers, at first thought it prudent to turn aw

Book

He's not dead yet, but the spirit of Ronald Reagan is omnipresent these days, and nowhere is it more damnably profane than in politicians' relentless invocations of the Almighty.

Book

We are entering, techno-boosters breathlessly proclaim, a "third industrial revolution," that of the "knowledge-based" or "new" economy.

Film

What was it like in the sixties, wonders a dewy young woman in The Limey, speaking to Peter Fonda. Who better to ask?