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World news and analysis from The Nation

  • 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

  • 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

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  • September 25, 2000

    Aid for Nuclear Workers

    Madame Curie's denial of radiation dangers is emblematic of the legacy we now face as America's romance with the atom draws to a close.

    Robert Alvarez

  • September 12, 2000

    Trulock Is Source of Botched Lee Case

    In a bad spy flick, there's got to be a character like Notra Trulock, an obsessed sleuth who always gets his man--even if it's the wrong man.

    Robert Scheer

  • September 7, 2000

    Iraq: What the Butler Saw

    At the beginning of September, Hans Blix, head of UNMOVIC, the latest UN commission for verifying Iraqi disarmament, poised to report his new team's readiness to go into Iraq.

    Ian Williams

  • September 7, 2000

    Russia’s Environmental Crisis

    NPR's Living On Earth program broadcast a radio version of this story over the weekend of September 1-3, 2000. Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • August 24, 2000

    In Re Lori Berenson

    In the nearly five years since Lori Berenson's arrest in a Peruvian police roundup, the politics and emotions swirling around her case have only intensified.

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