Decolonizing the Mind 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 sovereig...

Sep 16, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Mindy Pennybacker

Behind the Blue Helmets 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-clich&ea...

Sep 9, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Ian Williams

Candid in Camera 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.

Sep 9, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Gore Vidal

Kilroy Was There 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.

Sep 2, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Tom Wicker

Harnessing the Rising Sun 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 revolutio...

Sep 2, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Patrick Smith

Reality Check–Virtual, of Course Reality Check–Virtual, of Course

A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.

Aug 19, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Larry Hedrick

Hitler’s Viennese Waltz Hitler’s Viennese Waltz

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

Jul 22, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Paul Reitter

Corporate Greenhouse Corporate Greenhouse

This book is aimed at business executives, but political reporters may have to read it too, now that Republican front-runner George W. Bush has decided that global warming is re...

Jul 8, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Mark Hertsgaard

‘Snake Eat Snake’ ‘Snake Eat Snake’

A few years ago, one of Lebanon's giddier periodicals, suitably titled Prestige, published as its cover story an interview with a Lebanese celebrity.

Jul 1, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Walid Harb

Holocaust Creationism Holocaust Creationism

Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

Jun 24, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Jon Wiener