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October 4, 1999 Issue

  • Features

    The Journal’s Russia Scandal

    Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news:

    Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames

  • Laundering Yeltsin

    The Russian Foreign Minister says it's an American plot to keep Russia weak. The head of the KGB-successor agency offers that same conviction in a formal briefing to President Boris Yeltsin.

    Matt Bivens

  • Editorials

    Ending Timor’s Ordeal

    Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the control of the bruta

    the Editors

  • Robbing Russia

    Finally, the rampant corruption at the core of Russia's post-Communist transformation is front-page news.

    the Editors

  • CBS-Viacom Nuptials

    An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the October 4, 1999 issue.

    Mark Crispin Miller

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  • Books and the Arts

    Adults Only

    Conventional wisdom has it that Americans stopped attending foreign films as soon as the domestic ones started featuring bare breasts. Convention, as usual, is too simple.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Inherit an Ill Wind

    Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

    Larry Witham and Edward Larson

  • Decolonizing the Mind

    As Hawaii's first American century comes to an end, marking grim anniversaries of overthrow and forced annexation by the United States, a groundswell for Native Hawaiian sovereignty continues to

    Mindy Pennybacker

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