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June 26, 2000 Issue


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  • Editorial

    The Beat

    ELECTION BEAT California State Senator Hilda Solis has become the first woman to receive a John Fitzgerald Kennedy Profile in Courage Award from the J

    John Nichols

  • Southern Lebanon Waits

    The final confrontation between Hezbollah and Israeli troops will stand alongside Anwar Sadat's 1977 arrival in Jerusalem and the extraordinary handshake (fatal for Yitzhak Rabin and perhaps fo

    Robert Fisk

  • Labor’s Love Lost

    After the House passed President Clinton's China trade bill, Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, issued a threat: "The 163 Republicans and 73 Democrats that voted for China trade yeste

    David Corn
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  • Books & the Arts

    Flower Power: The Lessons

    An article in the financial section of the New York Observer this spring described a company named Corporation.

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • McCullers: Canon Fodder?

    What makes an American writer? In today's narrow, backlashed literary market the chain of command is quite clear. The "greats" are Updike, Pynchon, Mailer, Bellow and Roth.

    Sarah Schulman

  • Prince Albert in a Can

    What's the meaning of Al Gore? Or George Bush?

    David Corn

  • ‘Spies’ Under the Persian Rug

    Early in the morning on Tuesday, May 2, as I opened my apartment door to pick up the New York Times, I was struck by a large front-page picture of a man in Iranian prison uniform.

    Mansour Farhang

  • How a Caged Bird Learns to Sing

    This article is adapted from a lecture that was part of a series on self-censorship in the media given at New York University. The lecture series is being published this month in The Business of Journalism (New Press).

    John Leonard
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