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October 9, 2000 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    ‘The Big Discourse’

    Unusually sensitive to the fast-changing character of liberal social structures, C. Wright Mills proved impervious to the bitter ironies of reform.

    John Summers

  • On Painting Reality

    We've got too many stimuli and not enough places to put them. And so, perhaps, we keep moving around the surplus excitement, sticking it onto this or that image, with the unintended consequence of creating the hyperreal.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Why Dubya Can’t Read

    The poor guy is obviously dyslexic, and dyslexic to the point of near-illiteracy.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do…

    Christina Hoff Summers is hot with righteous indignation on boys' behalf.

    Mark Edmundson

  • Acting for Justice

    The two entertainment unions, already angered over runaway production, have tenaciously met the challenge and escalated the fight.

    Marc Cooper
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  • Letters


    Our readers and Ellen Schrecker and Maurice Isserman on "The Right's Cold War Revision."

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