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  • January 14, 1999

    The People vs. Larry Flynt?

    I didn't realize how much I was counting on Larry Flynt until I noticed I had spent Monday evening trying to find on the Web or TV a report of the much-anticipated news conference in which h

    Katha Pollitt

  • January 7, 1999

    Floating Like a Butterfly…

    In October in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson went before the Nevada Athletic Commission to ask it to reinstate his boxing license, which had been suspended after Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfie

    David Levi Strauss

  • January 7, 1999

    …Stinging Like a Bee

    Anyone with first- or even secondhand knowledge of the real-life subject must have wondered what strain of myopia possessed those producing the 1991 TV miniseries Separate but Equal wh

    Gene Seymour

  • January 7, 1999

    Immaculate Contraception

    Enter the glass doors at 222 West 14th Street in New York City, and the chaos of traffic horns and tire-screeches, jackhammers and concentrated humanity recedes into a hush.

    Jennifer Baumgardner


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  • December 17, 1998

    His Terrible, Swift Sword

    You're familiar, of course, with the Wall Street Journal.

    Michael Tomasky

  • February 2, 1998

    The Gift of Time

    The case for abolition of nuclear weapons.

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 2, 1998

    Papal Polonaise

    The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Islam Through Western Eyes

    This essay, by the late Edward Said, from the April 26, 1980, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the Middle East, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

    Edward W. Said

  • January 2, 1998

    The Strange Case of Baby M

    I think I understand Judge Harvey Sorkow's ruling in the Baby M case.

    Katha Pollitt

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