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  • October 12, 2000

  • October 5, 2000

    The Former Yugoslavia

    During the Kosovo crisis of last year, it was commonplace if not routine to hear two mantras being intoned by those who had decided that "never" would be about the right time to resist ethnic cleansing with a show of force. We were incessantly told (were we not?) that NATO's action would drive the Serbs into the arms of Slobodan Milosevic. And we were incessantly told (were we not?) that the same NATO action would intensify, not alleviate, the plight of the Kosovar refugees.  Now there has been an election that was boycotted by almost all Kosovars and by the government of Montenegro. And even with the subtraction of these two important blocs of opposition voters, it is obvious that Milosevic has been humiliated, exposed, unmasked, disgraced.

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • October 5, 2000

    On the Fading of the Euro Dream

    Momentum for the euro wanes.
    The krone is preferred by Danes.
    And recent surveys all have found
    That British voters love their pound.
    But, seeing this through New World eyes,
    Why is it such a big surprise?
    Imagine how we Yanks would holler
    If someone tried to take our dollar!
    You'd see a war like Vietnam,
    But this time we would use the bomb.

    Calvin Trillin

  • October 5, 2000

    Influence Peddling, Bush Style

    Democrats weren't the only ones who benefited from knowing wealthy Asians.

    David Corn and Dan Moldea

  • September 25, 2000

    A Full Tank of Paradoxes

    Contrary to the impression fostered by the government's supporters, not all the fuel protesters are selfish, gas-guzzling throwbacks greedy for a bigger TV.

    Maria Margaronis