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September 20, 1999 Issue


  • Editorials

    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

  • 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

  • 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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