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World news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 9, 2000

    All the President’s Mien

    Leon Aron, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has over the past few years become known as an authority on Boris Yeltsin, a man he patently likes and has vigorously defended

    Abraham Brumberg

  • February 23, 2000

    Lennon’s MI5-FBI Files

    The headline in the Sunday Times of London was spectacular: Lennon Funded Terrorists and Trotskyists. It was also erroneous.

    Jon Wiener

  • February 16, 2000

    Salvation in South Africa

    Blessed with a great subject, afflicted with it too, J.M. Coetzee has remade its meanings in the light of metaphor often no further from us than our own bodies.

    Joseph McElroy

  • 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 27, 2000

    Old King Kohl, or A Very Fine Fiddle Had He

    (With apologies, under the table, to Mother Goose)

    Calvin Trillin

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  • January 27, 2000

    Letter From Zambia

    "The problem with taking a blood sample for your malaria test is that the cockroaches may eat it in the night," announced the nurse. "Ants are an even worse problem.

    Mark Lynas

  • January 20, 2000

    The Russians in Chechnya

    It seems so familiar to me:
    They know one more tank, one more gun'll
    Allow best and brightest to see
    The light at the end of the tunnel.

    Calvin Trillin

  • 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 20, 2000

    The ‘Cuba Exception’

    The law governing the case of Elián González, the 6-year-old Cuban boy found clinging to an inner tube after his mother drowned on the way here from Cuba, could not be more clear.

    David Cole

  • 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

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