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February 15, 1999 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Antichrists Among Us

    What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

    David Wallis

  • France’s Rival F├╝hrers

    For once the news from France's racist front is optimistic. At least the worst will not happen.

    Daniel Singer
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  • Column

    A Cold War Over the Cold War?

    Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

    Eric Alterman

  • On Olympic Bribery

    'Twas said the honest folks of Salt Lake City
    Deplored sins large and even itty-bitty.
    But, trying for the Games, they thought it pretty

    Calvin Trillin

  • Books & the Arts

    A Bend in the Color Line

    Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in an enormous tautology.

    Gerard Fergerson

  • Curious George Talks the Market

    The epic, slow-motion crisis unraveling the global economic system continues to gather momentum, taking down Southeast Asia, Japan, Russia, now Brazil. Who's next?

    William Greider

  • History by the Letter

    Whatever else the investigations of the President have uncovered, they have yielded thousands of sources--transcripts, letters, memos, audio- and videotapes--which Americans have devoured wi

    Louis P. Masur

  • Revenge of the Pod People

    Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.

    Stuart Klawans
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