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May 10, 1999 Issue


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  • Editorial

    Hawks, Doves & Ducks

    As NATO was beginning its fourth week of not-yet-successful persuasion bombing, several progressive members of the House gathered privately to hash out their views of President Clinton's still-un

    David Corn

  • Whose Pacifica?

    There's a scene in The Godfather when Clemenza, anticipating the outbreak of a full-scale war between the families, nonchalantly remarks to young Mikey Corleone: "This thing's gotta happen

    Marc Cooper
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  • Column

    Wherefore Al Gore?

    They're asking now, "Wherefore Al Gore?"
    They're thinking now, "Should we explore
    A few alternatives before
    We find too late we've bet the store

    Calvin Trillin

  • The Trials of the Millennium

    As New York City braces itself for the trials of two sets of police officers accused in the injury of Abner Louima and the death of Amadou Diallo, perhaps it's time to cull a list of things we ha

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Books & the Arts

    Rushdie as Orpheus, on Guitar

    From the Satanic Versifier, more love and more death, with a song in his heart.

    John Leonard

  • The Way of All Flesh

    Hark! The squeal of the two-headed amphibian. Mating season must have begun.

    Stuart Klawans
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