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December 6, 1999 Issue


  • Editorials

    The People vs. the WTO

    The thousands of demonstrators who will greet the World Trade Organization delegates in Seattle on November 30 will have many voices but one message: The attempt to write a constitution for the g

    the Editors

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  • Columns

    Missing in Action

    The candidates are constantly reviewed.
    The questions raised by analysts include:
    Will Pat Buchanan matter as a mauler?

    Calvin Trillin

  • Signs of the Times

    When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the opulent new Staples Center in LA on October 17, the Jersey Troubadour had a few choice words for those watching from the luxury skyboxes.

    Eric Alterman

  • Books and the Arts

    Global Is as Global Does?

    If one wants to understand what all the fuss is about as the World Trade Organization holds its ministerial conference, Ethan Kapstein's Sharing the Wealth: Workers and the World Economy,

    Mark Levinson

  • The Heat in the Kitchen

    He poses like a tightrope walker, though one who's unexpectedly domestic and chubby.

    Stuart Klawans

  • 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

    The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize of $10,000, awarded annually for the most outstanding book of poems published in the United States by an American, is administered mutually by the A

    Marilyn Hacker

  • Sen’s Sensibility

    Some years ago, I had the good fortune to befriend an extended family who lived in a poor shantytown in the southern reaches of Santiago, Chile.

    James North

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