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June 14, 1999 Issue

  • Editorials

    Tiananmen Plus Ten

    On May 10, as tens of thousands of students rallied here for the third day of government-approved protests against NATO's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, magazine editor Cao Jiahe was

    Sophie Beach

  • Oppose a Wider War

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright now reportedly endorses sending NATO troops into a "nonpermissive environment," a chilly euphemism for wreaking new havoc on the Balkans and sending American

    the Editors

  • Another Course in Kosovo

    There are principled differences within the progressive community about the war in Yugoslavia, including the use of ground troops.

    Kai Bird

  • Columns

    Post-Littleton Gun Vote in the Senate

    When guns became the issue of the day,
    Republicans, as is their custom, put
    Their party right behind the NRA,
    And shot themselves quite badly in the foot.

    Calvin Trillin

  • A Bronx Tale

    You're 19, single, on welfare. You breast-feed your baby because you know breast is best. When the baby fails to gain weight, your mother says not to worry, you were even smaller at that age.

    Katha Pollitt

  • Port Huron Piffle

    Tom Hayden's editorial essay ["The Liberals' Folly," May 24] was an offense to reason and an offense to principle. Why don't I begin with the principle?

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • Books and the Arts

    Rolling Thunder: the Rerun

    People concerned about the US-led NATO war against Yugoslavia find much to reflect upon in the Vietnam experience.

    George Kenney

  • Neoliberals’ Paleomarkets

    In a book of interviews published a few years ago, Chronicles of Dissent, Noam Chomsky recounted a childhood incident that shaped his life.

    Neve Gordon

  • Leisurely Pleasure

    This brief essay is taken from the latest book by Amos Oz, The Story Begins: Essays on Literature (Harcourt Brace).

    Amos Oz

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Upon his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind some 2,000 pages of a never-finished second novel--more than forty years of fine-tuning what his literary executor, John F.

    John Leonard

  • White Shirt, Blue Collar

    In 1992, as the United States wallowed in recession, presidential candidate Bill Clinton began to use the term "working middle class" to describe millions of Americans who were being hurt by the

    Stanley Aronowitz

  • Letters

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