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June 5, 2000 Issue


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  • Editorial

    The Beat

    UNFAIR HARVARD When Harvard employees rallied for a $10.25-an-hour minimum wage in early May, backers packed the Yard.

    John Nichols

  • LA: Call the Feds

    When Chief Bernard Parks of the Los Angeles Police Department heard the news in mid-May, he reportedly went into rigid shock.

    Marc Cooper

  • China and Globalism

    The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

    William Greider

  • Racial Justice 101

    In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

    the Editors
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  • Column

    Disinterestedness Dies

    When, in 1980, George Will was discovered to be coaching Ronald Reagan on debating tactics one minute and pronouncing him a "thoroughbred performer" the next, journalists professed to be shocked

    Eric Alterman

  • Corporate Responsibility

    So Ford now says the SUV
    Is very bad for you and me.
    It slurps gas to a fare-thee-well,
    And makes the earth as hot as hell.
    Its weight means any car it hits

    Calvin Trillin

  • Books & the Arts

    Sartre’s Roads to Freedom

    Asked where he was coming from, my friend's son replied, "From the demo against the death of Sartre." It was April 19, 1980, and the definition fitted perfectly, for Sartre's funeral, attended by

    Daniel Singer
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