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September 18, 2000 Issue


  • Features

    Russia’s Environmental Crisis

    NPR's Living On Earth program broadcast a radio version of this story over the weekend of September 1-3, 2000. Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Editorials

    Selma Is Still Selma

    Selma, Alabama, a touchstone in the civil rights movement, is frozen in a way that confounds onlookers.

    Amy Bach

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  • Books and the Arts


  • Rock in a Hard Place

    Blessed with a pitch-perfect name for his métier, Lester Bangs wrote on the subject of rock music--writing, for him, being a matter of slamming two nouns together so their heads rang, an

    Stuart Klawans

  • In the American Grain

    After his death in 1975 at the age of 70, Lionel Trilling underwent something of an eclipse.

    Ilan Stavans

  • Iraq: What the Butler Saw

    At the beginning of September, Hans Blix, head of UNMOVIC, the latest UN commission for verifying Iraqi disarmament, poised to report his new team's readiness to go into Iraq.

    Ian Williams

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