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  • April 20, 2000

    A Foreign Policy for the Common Citizen

    A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

    Kai Bird

  • April 20, 2000

    The American Ascendancy

    The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

    Bruce Cumings

  • April 20, 2000

    A Green Foreign Policy

    The power of the market, and of the giant corporations that dominate it, is the overriding political fact of our time.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • April 13, 2000

    History and the Holocaust

    "This trial," said the plaintiff, David Irving, "is not really about what happened in the Holocaust." Opposing counsel agreed: "The essence of the case is Mr.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • April 5, 2000

    Time to Rein in Global Finance

    The financial crisis that collapsed Asian economies in mid-1997 and then bounced around the world was a distant sideshow to most Americans until it reached Wall Street.

    William Greider

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  • April 5, 2000

    Extending the Elián González Policy

    Yes, any Cuban kid would thrive right here.
    At Disney World he'd surely have a ball.
    And over there he lacks what we revere.
    So maybe we should simply snatch them all.

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 5, 2000

    Passages to India

    In the early 1920s, E.M.

    Amitava Kumar

  • March 30, 2000

    Pakistan on the Brink

    Pakistan today is a complete mess, a sad example of what can happen when a once-favored "frontline state" is reduced to the status of a cold war orphan.

    Tariq Ali

  • March 30, 2000

    Who Is Putin?

    Russia's third presidential election, on March 26, should have been historic--the first democratic transfer of Kremlin power via the ballot box.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • March 30, 2000

    Kosovo on Hold

    Clouds of blackbirds still do go wheeling and shrieking above Kosovo Polje, the bleak and windy site of the great Turkish victory over Serbia (and Albania) in 1389.

    Christopher Hitchens