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July 26, 1999 Issue


  • Features

    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

  • Editorials

    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

  • Meanwhile, in Iraq…

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

    Dilip Hiro

  • 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 and the Arts

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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