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  • July 13, 2000

    If Not Now…

    There are a number of persuasive reasons to cast a vote for Ralph Nader in the fall, and a number of unpersuasive reasons, too.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • March 30, 2000

    Kosovo on Hold

    Clouds of blackbirds still do go wheeling and shrieking above Kosovo Polje, the bleak and windy site of the great Turkish victory over Serbia (and Albania) in 1389.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • January 20, 2000

    A Man of Straw

    In principle, I rather detest articles or items that begin or end with the words, “You heard it here first.” Nonetheless, this is what I told the readers of this column on December 28, 1998, in r

    Christopher Hitchens

  • October 28, 1999

    Our Rigged Elections

    Some things may be true even if Pat Buchanan says them, and the inescapable fact is that the 2000 presidential election has so far been a rigged affair, bearing more resemblance to a plebiscite i

    Christopher Hitchens

  • September 2, 1999

    The Commentary School of Falsification

    Israeli schoolchildren returned to their desks this year to find a new history curriculum.

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • August 5, 1999

    Bush’s Death Watch

    In rather the same way as new movies are now “reviewed” in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their “war chest.” This silly,

    Christopher Hitchens

  • June 24, 1999

    The Spies Who Fleeced Us

    It’s always suspicious when Washingtonians start breaking into bad Latin. There may be a quid, you hear them say, and there seems to be a quo.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • May 27, 1999

    Port Huron Piffle

    Tom Hayden’s editorial essay [“The Liberals’ Folly,” May 24] was an offense to reason and an offense to principle. Why don’t I begin with the principle?

    Christopher Hitchens

  • April 29, 1999

    Belgrade Degraded

    Every now and then it really happens. A “military spokesman” emerges to prove that Joseph Heller was a realist, and Catch-22 a work of reportorial integrity.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • April 15, 1999

    Ethnic Poisoning

    In the very first days of Kosovo’s drama of the dispossessed–a calculated atrocity that Slobodan Milosevic probably thinks of as his “exodus strategy”–the most amazing mantra began to be emitt

    Christopher Hitchens