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  • February 24, 1999

    Hope in a Cold Climate

    "It's not a revolt, Sire, or a revolution; it's the beginning of the end of the reign of big business, of capital, over the minds of the people," a courtier might have told Jacques Chirac if, lik

    Daniel Singer

  • February 11, 1999

    Haitian Lament: Killing Me Softly

    Haitians call secondhand clothes pèpè, pronounced "peh-peh." In an earlier time these were called Twoomann and Kenedi because it was under those US Presidents

    Dan Coughlin

  • February 1, 1999

    A Global Green Deal

    Government can do a lot to save the planet, from altering tax policies to aiding nascent industries. The money is there; all it takes now is the will.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • January 28, 1999

    France’s Rival Führers

    For once the news from France's racist front is optimistic. At least the worst will not happen.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 21, 1999

    Media Starvation Diet

    All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

    James North

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  • January 21, 1999

    Block ‘Mobile Chernobyl’

    If the nuclear industry gets its way, thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste will roll onto public roads and rail lines, bound for a geologically unstable storage site in the Nevada des

    Karen Charman

  • January 21, 1999

    Colombia’s Best Chance

    Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Ana Carrigan

  • January 21, 1999

    Bitter Fruit for Rigoberta

    In the early eighties, I, Rigoberta Menchú became an international bestseller.

    Greg Grandin and Francisco Goldman

  • January 14, 1999

    Cowardice on Cuba

    "Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • December 24, 1998

    The Euroleft, or, Who’s Afraid of Tina?

    Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats are now in office.

    Daniel Singer