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  • December 17, 1998

    Jesse ‘The Gov’ Ventura

    On January 4, 1999, Jesse Ventura will be sworn in as the new governor of Minnesota amid a media deluge not seen since the state hosted the Super Bowl.

    Micah L. Sifry

  • October 5, 1998

    Close, But No Cigar

    On August 20 last, President Clinton personally ordered the leveling of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant on the outskirts of Khartoum.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • May 14, 1998

    Social (In-)Security

    What precisely about the current Social Security "reform" debate makes it so hateful and repellent?

    the Editors

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
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