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March 15, 1999 Issue

  • Editorials

    And Now–Social Security

    Social Security's future is the first, and gargantuan, legislative issue of the post-Monica era.

    the Editors

  • Flying the Iraqi Skies

    Having hit Saddam Hussein where it hurts--in the Republican Guard barracks, military intelligence headquarters and other strategic components of his regime's power base--during Operation Dese

    Dilip Hiro

  • HOPE for Africa

    For more information on HOPE for Africa and Jesse Jackson Jr.'s views, see

    Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • Columns

    Tilting at Rumor Mills

    Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

    Eric Alterman

  • If Hillary Ran

    Says super-tough guy Giuliani:
    To fight this mighty Amazon, he
    Is salivating. Yes, to beard her
    He'd get real tough (and even weirder).

    Calvin Trillin

  • Ocalan, the Kurds and History

    The best day's work that Lenin ever did was to publish the secret treaties that the Bolsheviks found in the archives of the czarist regime.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Books and the Arts

    Albright’s State Deportment

    Flirtatious and ferocious at the same time, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stamps the world stage over Kosovo, threatening fire from heaven if Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic does no

    Ian Williams

  • Oscar Who?

    Although the producers of the Academy Awards ceremony like to boast that a billion people watch their broadcast, I take comfort in knowing that another 5 billion do not.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Spice Grrrl

    On a trip to Russia in 1995 I was told by the young writers I met there that when a certain famed Soviet novelist returned to his native land, he was an offensive anachronism to them.

    Eileen Myles

  • Remember the Alamo, Part II

    On the fourth of August last year in San Antonio, the Alamo rumbled.

    Bárbara Renaud González

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