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December 30, 2002 Issue

Mark Green decries the evil of access, Kim Phillips-Fein looks for a new New Deal and George Packer reviews Dinesh D'Souza.

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The Hungry Physician

It seemed like a straightforward invitation. Dinner at an upscale uptown restaurant, sponsored by a drug company, where the topic was to be financial planning.

A New New Deal?

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College professor and bard of New York, held...

Making the Connections

A sense of the larger picture is growing among US citizens, notably, though not only, among a young generation, along with a revulsion against official and corporate contemp...


Reasons for Doubt

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges, lawyers and witnesses.


Books & the Arts

What Are They Reading?

Recently, while doing some research into social conditions in the early twentieth century, I came across a reference to Looking Backward, written in 1888.

Mamet Goes Wildeing

The great disparity in the critical reaction to Caryl Churchill's Far Away, now playing Off Broadway, serves to remind us that opinions are just that--neither right nor ...

Beyond the AIDS Quilt

Last year marked the "twentieth anniversary" of AIDS, a grim occasion, to say the least, that put major US newspapers in an unenviable predicament.

The Conservative Imagination

Dinesh D'Souza became a right-wing campus radical at Dartmouth in the late Carter years. His motives should be recognizable to former campus radicals of the other variety.

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