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  • December 15, 1999

    John McCain’s Vietnam

    Though he suffered as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he seems blind to the suffering inflicted on that nation by America’s brutal and misguided war.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • December 9, 1999

    Kosovo: On Ends and Means

    The spectacle of human beings acting out mindless violence through pack behavior instills more terror in the heart than perhaps any other event in the natural world.

    George Kenney

  • December 9, 1999

    Waging War in Space

    “Master of Space”–a motto of the United States Space Command, a joint Air Force, Army and Navy command set up by the Pentagon in 1985–says it all.

    Karl Grossman and Judith Long

  • December 9, 1999

    The Battle Beyond Seattle

    A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a

    William Greider

  • December 9, 1999

    Democracy Bites the WTO

    Seattle was indeed a milestone for a new kind of politics. 

    The Editors


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  • December 2, 1999

    Ulster Says Maybe

    Ireland’s struggle to extricate itself from the British Empire contributed early and disproportionately to the political vocabulary of the twentieth century: colonial domination and guerrilla res

    The Editors

  • December 2, 1999

    Stop-Time in the Levant

    It is remarkable to what extent almost anything having to do with the Middle East in this country–be it political, cultural, historical or even personal–is permeated by the triumphalist vision

    Ammiel Alcalay

  • December 2, 1999

    Trade Wars, Trade Truths

    Here’s a might-have-been for you.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • December 2, 1999

    Street Fight in Seattle

    After the Battle in Seattle one thing is certain: The next WTO confab will be held somewhere like Singapore or Jakarta.

    Marc Cooper