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October 18, 1999 Issue

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  • Feature

    Noise From Underground

    For more information about Positive Force, or to send donations to the Arthur S. Flemming Center, write to Positive Force, 3510 North 8th Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Checks should be made payable to Emmaus Services for the Aging.

    Johnny Temple

  • Money 2000

    The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research assistance.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • Editorial

    Swatting at Art

    After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

    Art Winslow

  • Standardized Schools

    Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst

    Susan Ohanian

  • Pat Buchanan’s Poison

    Pat Buchanan, the man who urged Ronald Reagan to visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitburg, is no stranger to charges of anti-Semitism.

    the Editors
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  • Column

    ‘Finality’ or Justice?

    Remember the bizarre daycare center "ritual abuse" trials of the eighties--the McMartin case in Los Angeles, the Little Rascals case in Edenton, North Carolina, the Kelly Michaels case in New J

    Katha Pollitt

  • Adieu, Dan Quayle

    Farewell, once more, J. Danforth Quayle.
    Although we know it's sad to fail,
    Remember, you were once obscure--
    Considered lightweight, immature.

    Calvin Trillin

  • Books & the Arts

    Woman Off the Verge

    To die for art: No one takes the idea seriously anymore, and yet people do it every day.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Mickey & the Peep Show

    In 1980, amid debates about "cleaning up" Times Square, New York City Mayor Ed Koch warned, "New York cannot and should not become Disneyland.

    Wayne Hoffman

  • Their Myths and Ours

    Karen Rosenberg has taught Russian literary history in the United States and Austria.

    Karen Rosenberg

  • Les √Čtrangers

    Sagesse (meaning "wisdom") LaBasse, the narrator of Claire Messud's second novel, The Last Life, is French-Algerian on her father's side and American on her mother's.

    Jay Parini

  • Noise From Underground

    For more information about Positive Force, or to send donations to the Arthur S. Flemming Center, write to Positive Force, 3510 North 8th Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Checks should be made payable to Emmaus Services for the Aging.

    Johnny Temple

  • Swatting at Art

    After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

    Art Winslow
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