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January 3, 2000 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Report From New York

    As workers and holiday shoppers spilled out of Manhattan's midtown skyscrapers and stores during rush hour last week, they were confronted with an unusual sight: Several thousand demonstrators,

    Roane Carey

  • Joseph Heller

    Nelson Algren's 1961 review of Catch-22 is at www.thenation.com.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Seattle From the Seine

    "Le monde n'est pas une marchandise"--the world is not a commodity--proclaimed the large banner in the Parisian demonstration against the WTO.

    Daniel Singer
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  • Books & the Arts

    Lord High Executioners

    He looks like a pear that's going bad. Tall, corpulent and much the worse for gravity, W.S.

    Stuart Klawans

  • What Price, Palestine?

    The plan to take Israeli athletes hostage during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games was conceived at a cafe on the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, in the shadow of the Pantheon and the tomb of Raphael.

    Michael Young

  • Was Communism Reformable?

    Never in history until the Soviet Union collapsed eight years ago had a great empire gone through such cataclysmic changes and accepted such staggering territorial losses without suffering defeat

    Robert V. Daniels

  • Joseph Heller

    Nelson Algren's 1961 review of Catch-22 is at www.thenation.com.

    Christopher Hitchens
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