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September 18, 2000 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Selma Is Still Selma

    Selma, Alabama, a touchstone in the civil rights movement, is frozen in a way that confounds onlookers.

    Amy Bach
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  • Books & the Arts

    Iraq: What the Butler Saw

    At the beginning of September, Hans Blix, head of UNMOVIC, the latest UN commission for verifying Iraqi disarmament, poised to report his new team's readiness to go into Iraq.

    Ian Williams

  • In the American Grain

    After his death in 1975 at the age of 70, Lionel Trilling underwent something of an eclipse.

    Ilan Stavans

  • Rock in a Hard Place

    Blessed with a pitch-perfect name for his métier, Lester Bangs wrote on the subject of rock music--writing, for him, being a matter of slamming two nouns together so their heads rang, an

    Stuart Klawans

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