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  • February 3, 2000

    The Pinochet Principle

    The arrest of Augusto Pinochet in England more than a year ago stunned the world and emboldened those seeking to bring dictators and war criminals to justice.

    Roane Carey

  • January 20, 2000

    A Man of Straw

    In principle, I rather detest articles or items that begin or end with the words, "You heard it here first." Nonetheless, this is what I told the readers of this column on December 28, 1998, in r

    Christopher Hitchens

  • January 6, 2000

    President Putin?

    Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

    The Editors

  • September 16, 1999

    Laundering Yeltsin

    The Russian Foreign Minister says it's an American plot to keep Russia weak. The head of the KGB-successor agency offers that same conviction in a formal briefing to President Boris Yeltsin.

    Matt Bivens

  • June 3, 1999

    No Impunity for Milosevic

    One of the notable achievements of the indictment issued on May 24 by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia--beyond fixing individual responsibility for Serbia's brut

    The Editors


  • May 13, 1999

    Humanitarian, All Too Humanitarian

    Masses of people driven from their homes, murdered, maimed, raped, sent into panicked flight.

    Katha Pollitt

  • May 6, 1999

    Slobo in Prayer

    So Slobodan said prayers with Jesse.
    But prayed for what? Who knows? I'd guess he
    Would say, "So stop the bombs!" and then amens.
    Except when bombs no longer shower

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 29, 1999

    Saddam the Phoenix

    Thanks principally to the reports of Barton Gellman in the Washington Post since last October, we know that US intelligence services fatally misused the United Nations Special Commission

    Dilip Hiro

  • April 29, 1999

    Whistleblower’s Trill on Iraq

    Iraq is out of the news, mostly, except for the occasional report of a missile fired from a US jet flying over it on patrol. And Maj. Scott Ritter is off the air.

    William M. Arkin

  • April 15, 1999

    Battle Hymn

    We're bombing you back to the Stone Age, Slobo,
    To teach you that you must behave.
    When all of our bombing is finished, Slobo,

    Calvin Trillin