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March 8, 1999 Issue

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  • Editorial

    When Cops Are Killers

    "Justice for Amadou Diallo!" has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

    Angela Ards

  • Hillary for Veep?

    It is, depending on one's perspective, a delicious and redemptive scenario, a terrible nightmare or, if you are the escapist sort that hasn't yet cottoned to the hard reality of Election 2000, a

    Elaine Lafferty

  • Affirmative Racism

    Students across the country are gearing up to defend affirmative action on a national day of protest on February 24.

    Laura Flanders

  • Clinton’s Choice

    With the impeachment slogfest over, Congressional Democrats, particularly the liberals, once again face the ever-aggravating matter of their thorny relationship with President Clinton.

    David Corn
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  • Books & the Arts

    Room With a View

    A man locks his daughters in a one-room house for their first twelve years. The girls--twins--don't attend school; they don't play with other kids. They're never even given a bath.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Nonsilence = Death, Too?

    In seven novels and a collection of essays published since 1981, Sarah Schulman has methodically chronicled the history of her longtime neighborhood, Manhattan's East Village.

    Mark J. Huisman

  • So, Is It Back to Bowling Alone?

    The scene with which The Good Citizen opens could have been lifted straight from a Norman Rockwell painting.

    David L. Kirp

  • The Dynasty of Mingus

    For the past year and a half, I've been spending most of my time between 1922 and 1979--the years of Charles Mingus's birth and death, since I'm writing his biography, due to be published next ye

    Gene Santoro
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