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May 8, 2000 Issue

  • Editorials

    Welfare Movement Rises

    The federal law that gave us "welfare reform" expires in September 2002.

    Frances Fox Piven

  • A17 and Counting

    The thousands of protesters who danced, marched and, in a few cases, got clubbed by police as they tried to shut down the meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washi

    the Editors


  • Columns

    The ‘Shame’ Game

    When we last visited New York Times foreign affairs pundit Thomas Friedman during last year's Seattle protests, he was attacking critics of the antidemocratic World Trade Organization as a

    Eric Alterman

  • Books and the Arts

    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    In Moby-Dick, in the chapter "The Fossil Whale," Ishmael proclaims: "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme." The theme of Joyce Carol Oates's Blonde--well, it's a

    Lawrence Joseph

  • Art of the Free and Brave

    A woman I know once agreed to take a young Asian child to visit a school in New York, to which her distant parents considered sending her.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Final Cut on Final Solution?

    Since you presumably know the basics about the Holocaust--if you don't, I would suggest that a movie review is no place to learn them--I will jump to the main question about The Specialist

    Stuart Klawans

  • Hawking Vietnam

    With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam hard upon us, readers and viewers may well be treated to a multitude of reprises of the arguments surrounding the war and

    Richard Falk

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