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September 27, 1999 Issue


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  • Editorial

    East Timor’s Agony

    With Dili burning and anti-independence militias carrying on a murderous terror campaign beneath the noses of Indonesian soldiers and police, the United Nations prepared to evacuate its East Tim

    the Editors

  • US Complicity in Timor

    While the Indonesian military's thugs continue their rampage in East Timor, most foreign reporters have fled the country.

    Allan Nairn
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  • Books & the Arts

    War of the Worlds

    When a boy comes of age in a movie made by Francophones, he's generally obliged to visit a brothel.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Candid in Camera

    It all began in the heat of the summer of 1940. Hitler was at his peak in Europe. France had been defeated.

    Gore Vidal

  • Behind the Blue Helmets

    The new US envoy to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke, has personal experience of how frustrating it can be to negotiate, even when speaking in the name of that mega-cliché, "the world

    Ian Williams
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