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  • January 2, 1998

    Terror and the Sense of Justice

    An irony emerges from reading the sickening details of the terrorist slaughter in Israel. It is that Menahem Begin, the symbol of Israeli outrage and bereavement, first achieved prominence as a terrorist.

    Aryeh Neier

  • January 2, 1998

    The Politics and the Pity

    "We are all German Jews" chanted 50,000 Frenchmen at the gates of the Bastille in 1968; I was recently reminded of this episode, which has become revolutionary lore, when Holocaust was sho

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    May in December

    It's not May in December. The ten days that shook the Chirac government are not a repetition of the great rising of students and workers that precipitated the fall of Gen.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Ghosts of May

    Today the cobblestones of Paris's Latin Quarter are covered with asphalt.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Braving Bush’s New World Order

    The Soviet Union can no longer act as a brake on US. expansion, and Western Europe cannot do so yet. That is the bitter, bloody and understated lesson of the current crisis.

    Daniel Singer

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  • October 6, 1997

    Heart of Whiteness

    Milton Friedman, Gary Bauer, William F. Buckley. Could we ask more of a cruise?

    Eric Alterman

  • June 19, 1997

    The Adolescent Lockup

    Not so long ago politicians campaigned by kissing babies. Today, they lock children in jail.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • September 30, 1996

    The End of History

    In 1996, Gore Vidal narrated his debacle defending the programs he wrote for the History Channel, which dealt with on the imperial aspects latent in the American presidency, to a panel of corporate media.

    Gore Vidal

  • October 4, 1994

    Why Say No?

    Alex on the pathetic handshake between Rabin and Arafat.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • June 11, 1988

    William F. Buckley Lived Off Evil As Mold Lives Off Garbage

    A not-too-fond remembrance of “Squire Willie,” patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

    Robert Sherrill
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