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  • September 30, 1999

    Mickey & the Peep Show

    In 1980, amid debates about "cleaning up" Times Square, New York City Mayor Ed Koch warned, "New York cannot and should not become Disneyland.

    Wayne Hoffman

  • September 23, 1999

    Our Prison Complex

    This past winter both Edwin Meese and Gen. Barry McCaffrey expressed surprising misgivings about the current direction of the War on Drugs.

    Theodore Hamm

  • September 23, 1999

    Sunstein’s Law

    He criticizes the liberal Warren Court for breaking new constitutional ground on too many fronts too broadly, while also giving no quarter to the constitutional theories of conservative Supreme C

    David Rudenstine

  • September 16, 1999

    Decolonizing the Mind

    As Hawaii's first American century comes to an end, marking grim anniversaries of overthrow and forced annexation by the United States, a groundswell for Native Hawaiian sovereignty continues to

    Mindy Pennybacker

  • September 9, 1999

    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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  • September 9, 1999

    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

  • September 2, 1999

    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

  • September 2, 1999

    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

  • August 19, 1999

    Reality Check–Virtual, of Course

    A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.

    Larry Hedrick

  • July 22, 1999

    Hitler’s Viennese Waltz

    "Austria had many geniuses, and that was probably its undoing."
        --Robert Musil

    Paul Reitter

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