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September 6, 1999 | The Nation

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September 6, 1999

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Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

Run, Warren, run? The latest made-for-buzz wrinkle in the 2000 presidential campaign is that actor Warren Beatty is considering a rewrite that would put him into the action.

Columns

It really would stick in the craw
To find that you had to withdraw
From such a big race
For not keeping pace
In a poll that was nothing but straw.

Patricia Williams will be on leave for the remainder of the year, returning to this space in January 2000.

Articles

Texas Governor George W.

They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

Books & the Arts

Film

Summer Celluloid Meltdown

Book

Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

Book

A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.