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May 1, 2000 Issue


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  • Editorial

    History and the Holocaust

    "This trial," said the plaintiff, David Irving, "is not really about what happened in the Holocaust." Opposing counsel agreed: "The essence of the case is Mr.

    D.D. Guttenplan
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  • Books & the Arts

    Semper Fi, But Why?

    Were I to tell you that Rules of Engagement features a protracted fistfight between Samuel L.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Reparting the Waters

    It is delightfully ironic that a site has been approved for the construction of a monument in Martin Luther King Jr.'s name on the Washington Mall, given that in the last months of his life, King

    Jason Sokol

  • The Compleat Walker

    Shortly before he died, Bruce Chatwin found God. This was on top of Mount Athos, after which he left for Katmandu. Looking down from the bees and grapes, he had seen an iron cross on a wet rock.

    John Leonard

  • Poetry

    After Troy

    Not quite putting on what little power or knowledge
    pigeons lay claim to, she nonetheless bids them come.
    Launched off cornices,

    Various Contributors
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