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January 24, 2000 Issue


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  • Editorial

    The Answers Are…

    In our November 29 issue appeared "The Presidential Aptitude Test," a proposed snap quiz for candidates inspired by George W. Bush's flunking a test on the names of certain foreign leaders.

    the Editors

  • Greenspan and Gravity

    The giddy adoration of Alan Greenspan has come to resemble the stock market bubble itself and, when one phenomenon comes to its end, so will the other.

    William Greider

  • President Putin?

    Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Y2K: The Prequel

    Our New Year's number is a mother goose with three eggs tucked behind. It could be a sign of cryptic rhymes and unhatched possibilities--or maybe of silliness, tailed by a lot of nothing.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Brownout at School

    The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.

    David L. Kirp

  • Saying It Ain’t So on Joe

    The cold war has been over for a decade but it lingers on the American home front.

    Stanley I. Kutler

  • Who Owns the Fourth Estate?

    Dentists and cardiologists warn their patients about plaque, harmful to both teeth and arteries.

    Carlin Romano
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