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July 26, 1999 Issue


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  • Feature

    Rhyme and Resist

    Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation

    Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

    Angela Ards

  • Editorial

    Meanwhile, in Iraq…

    NATO's nightly airstrikes against Yugoslavia have ceased, but the periodic Anglo-American bombing of Iraq continues.

    Dilip Hiro

  • The Other Y2K Crisis

    The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

    Stephen Gillers

  • Ulster Must Not Say No

    Northern Ireland's peace process faces its gravest crisis since George Mitchell negotiated the Good Friday accord--graver even than after last summer's bombing in Omagh by a small band of breaka

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Spike’s Season

    In Summer of Sam, Spike Lee has made a small, shapely drama about two young Italian-American couples in the Bronx.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Doctors’ Brains

    It's 9:45 Tuesday night, and the house lights have just come on after the final scene of Wit--the surprise Off Broadway hit about a terminally ill English professor and her experience as a

    Suzanne Gordon

  • Corporate Greenhouse

    This book is aimed at business executives, but political reporters may have to read it too, now that Republican front-runner George W. Bush has decided that global warming is real after all.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Scandalocracy

    Public scandals are America's favorite parlor sport. Learning about the flaws and misdeeds of the rich and famous seems to satisfy our egalitarian yearnings.

    Robert Dallek

  • Spy or Savior?

    If Russia is not to dissolve like the Soviet Union or, worse yet, end in a cataclysm like Yugoslavia's, it must negotiate peacefully across a welter of emotional claims to self-determination.

    George Kenney
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