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December 13, 1999 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Insider Enrichment

    When the Clinton Administration privatized the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) last year, critics warned that the new company would seek to back out of a historic but unprofitable dea

    Ken Silverstein and Ian Urbina

  • Books & the Arts

    There You Go Again…

    Our correspondent, longtime Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist Robert Scheer, has spent several hours over the years questioning President Reagan on a variety of subjec

    Robert Scheer

  • Curtain Call With Terkel

    Charles Kuralt, who got around a lot himself but wore out faster, once remarked: "When Studs Terkel listens, everybody talks." Not so many years ago, in fact, we asked Kuralt to review a Studs bo

    John Leonard

  • ‘Our’ Gide?

    Whenever Gide wrote or spoke about himself directly, which was not infrequently, he would insist that his wars within were to be traced to his very genes.

    Patrick Smith

  • How Now, Iron Johns?

    In Growing Up Absurd, his classic polemic on shortchanged youth, Paul Goodman remarks, parenthetically, that "the problems I want to discuss in this book belong primarily, in our society,

    Ellen Willis

  • Exploiting a Tragedy, or Le Rouge en Noir

    The author of this review is the son of a zek: My father barely survived his deportation to a Siberian camp in Vorkuta.

    Daniel Singer