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  • April 8, 1999

    Rebellion at Pacifica

    One in five people in America lives within reach of the FM frequencies of the Pacifica radio network, which consists of stations in Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York, Washington and Houston.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • March 4, 1999

    On the Dismissal of Ken Bode

    'Cause Washington Week in Review
    Had made insufficient ado,
    A jazzy new boss
    Gave Bode the toss,
    Not knowing a storm would ensue.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 25, 1999

    Tilting at Rumor Mills

    Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

    Eric Alterman

  • February 18, 1999

    How Hitchens Suckered Himself

    Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

    Alexander Cockburn

  • February 11, 1999

    Policing Cyberspace

    Free speech, Oliver Wendell Holmes famously declared, ought not to extend to falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. But what are the limits on shouting across the wide-open Internet?

    the Editors

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  • February 4, 1999

    LA Story: Backlash of the Boosters

    What happens to a leading Marxist writer after he gets a MacArthur genius grant, a Getty Fellowship, and his new book hits number one on the nonfiction bestseller list?

    Jon Wiener

  • January 28, 1999

    A Cold War Over the Cold War?

    Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

    Eric Alterman

  • January 21, 1999

    Media Starvation Diet

    All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

    James North

  • December 17, 1998

    His Terrible, Swift Sword

    You're familiar, of course, with the Wall Street Journal.

    Michael Tomasky

  • January 2, 1998

    Islam Through Western Eyes

    This essay, by the late Edward Said, from the April 26, 1980, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the Middle East, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

    Edward W. Said