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September 27, 1999 | The Nation

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September 27, 1999

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Editorials

With Dili burning and anti-independence militias carrying on a murderous terror campaign beneath the noses of Indonesian soldiers and police, the United Nations prepared to evacuate its East Tim

While the Indonesian military's thugs continue their rampage in East Timor, most foreign reporters have fled the country.

Columns

Stop the Presses

Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

Buchanan hints he's leaving.
The GOP says, "Stay!"
They fear that he'd be draining
The wacko vote away.

Articles

After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Books & the Arts

Book

The new US envoy to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke, has personal experience of how frustrating it can be to negotiate, even when speaking in the name of that mega-cliché, "the world

Book

It all began in the heat of the summer of 1940. Hitler was at his peak in Europe. France had been defeated.

Film

When a boy comes of age in a movie made by Francophones, he's generally obliged to visit a brothel.