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  • November 11, 1999

    Emperor of the Air

    If you combined the political roles of Republican front-runner George W.

    Alexander Stille

  • November 11, 1999

    The Cable Guise

    Ten years ago, as Hungary was roiling with democratic protests, the country had two television channels, both controlled by the state.

    Mark Schapiro

  • November 11, 1999

    Media, Inside Out

    The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

    Rory O’Connor

  • November 11, 1999

    Indonesian Improvisation

    Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

    Suzanne Charlé

  • November 11, 1999

    War of Words

    In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

    Veran Matic and Drazen Pantic

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  • November 11, 1999

    Microsoft’s Fatal Error

    Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's factual findings in United States v. Microsoft, released November 5, spell the doom of Microsoft as we have known it.

    Eben Moglen

  • November 4, 1999

    The ‘Right’ Books and Big Ideas

    Abigail Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and her husband, Harvard professor Stephan Thernstrom, would like to thank the John M.

    Eric Alterman

  • November 4, 1999

    The Seven-Year (Old) Snitch

    Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby's Web site, The Daily Howler (www.dailyhowler.com<

    Eric Alterman

  • November 4, 1999

    California’s Gulag on Trial

    Welcome to Corcoran State Prison, 170 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the San Joaquin Valley; built at a cost of $271.9 million on what was once Tulare Lake, home of the Tachi Indians; opened i

    Alexander Cockburn

  • November 4, 1999

    Buchanan Inc.

    Research assistance for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Monte Paulsen

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