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March 14, 2005 Issue


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  • Editorial

  • Dirty Politics, Foul Air

    At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers

    Rebecca Clarren

  • Gorbachev’s Lost Legacy

    The most important event of the late twentieth century began twenty years ago this month.

    Stephen F. Cohen

  • Negroponte: Unfit to Lead

    "You have to ask, Who would want this job?" So said a former senior CIA official referring to the new post of director of national intelligence, to which George W.

    David Corn

  • Sex & GOP ‘Values’

    Mourning the loss of "moral values" voters, Democratic leaders have been softening the party's language on reproductive rights.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    The Impermanent Revolution

    Isaac Deutscher stands out among the early intellectual mentors of the New Left as the only one who expounded classical Marxism. On a mid-1960s "must read" authors list that included C.

    Ronald Aronson

  • Jewtopia

    Yiddish, a national language that never had a nation-state, may no longer have millions of speakers, but it remains contested territory nonetheless.

    J. Hoberman

  • Stankonia

    Fifty years ago, a young Polish journalist named Leopold Tyrmand lost his job at the country's last surviving independent publication, the Catholic weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, which was

    Brian Morton
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