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  • June 1, 2000

    Janey Got Her Gun

    Michael Kimmel served as the Justice Department’s expert witness on gender issues in the VMI and Citadel litigation.

    Michael Kimmel

  • May 25, 2000

    How We Made the Balkans

    When the Pulitzer prizes were announced in April, surprisingly none of the hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Balkans last year were among the winners.

    Dusko Doder

  • May 18, 2000

    China and Globalism

    The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

    William Greider

  • May 11, 2000

    The Battle of Vieques

    Puerto Ricans’ opposition to the Navy’s suffocating presence had been brewing long before the sit-in.

    Ed Morales

  • May 11, 2000

    Underground Against the Taliban

    The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

    Katha Pollitt


  • May 3, 2000

    Copyright as Censorship

    The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

    Jon Wiener

  • May 1, 2000

    Presidents, Not Kerreys, Bred Horror of Vietnam

    A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

    Robert Scheer

  • April 27, 2000

    Elián Sí, Cold War No

    It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.

    The Editors

  • April 27, 2000

    The Intervention Blues

    Perhaps one of the most fatuous theories ever promulgated was Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History,” put forth just as, in most parts of the world, history resumed its sanguinary progress as soon a

    Ian Williams

  • 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