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  • November 25, 1999

    Prosecuting Innocence

    Like countless parents, Cynthia Stewart of Oberlin, Ohio, is an ardent amateur photographer who loves to take pictures of her child.

    Katha Pollitt

  • November 25, 1999

    How Now, Iron Johns?

    In Growing Up Absurd, his classic polemic on shortchanged youth, Paul Goodman remarks, parenthetically, that "the problems I want to discuss in this book belong primarily, in our society,

    Ellen Willis

  • November 25, 1999

    ‘Our’ Gide?

    Whenever Gide wrote or spoke about himself directly, which was not infrequently, he would insist that his wars within were to be traced to his very genes.

    Patrick Smith

  • November 25, 1999

    Insider Enrichment

    When the Clinton Administration privatized the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) last year, critics warned that the new company would seek to back out of a historic but unprofitable dea

    Ken Silverstein and Ian Urbina

  • November 18, 1999

    Signs of the Times

    When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the opulent new Staples Center in LA on October 17, the Jersey Troubadour had a few choice words for those watching from the luxury skyboxes.

    Eric Alterman

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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 11, 1999

    Fighting the Art Bullies

    New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has created enormous consternation and publicity in his attempts to censor an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

    Tony Kushner

  • November 11, 1999

    The New Global Media

    This article is adapted from Robert W. McChesney's Rich Media, Poor Democracy (Illinois).
    Three charts accompany this article: "Global Media Moguls," "Who Owns the Movies?" and "Who Owns the Music?"

    Robert W. McChesney

  • 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

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