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September 20, 1999 Issue


  • Editorials

    Buchanan Breaks Ranks

    In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

    Doug Ireland and Micah L. Sifry

  • Beyond the Drug War

    Most of the media regard the coy refusal of George W.

    the Editors

  • Holbrooke’s Time to Lead

    In assuming his position at the United Nations, ambassador Richard Holbrooke brings his personal access to power, a sharp intelligence and a capacity, unusual in government, to translate ideas in

    the Editors

  • Burned by Waco

    On July 26 I sat for almost fourteen hours in a hearing room waiting to testify before Congress on the tragedy at Waco, and watched a dismal performance.

    Alan Stone

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  • Books and the Arts

    Kilroy Was There

    In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.

    Tom Wicker

  • Harnessing the Rising Sun

    Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.

    Patrick Smith

  • Humiliation With a Smile

    To suffer humiliation can be tragic. To bear humiliation for much longer than necessary, yet with loud impatience, is the comic gift of Albert Brooks.

    Stuart Klawans


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