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  • April 15, 1999

    Solzhenitsyn’s History Lesson

    Knowledge of Khrushchev’s reaction cited above is personal; he was the author’s grandfather.

    Nina Khrushcheva

  • April 15, 1999

    Battle Hymn

    We’re bombing you back to the Stone Age, Slobo,
    To teach you that you must behave.
    When all of our bombing is finished, Slobo,

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 15, 1999

    Ethnic Poisoning

    In the very first days of Kosovo’s drama of the dispossessed–a calculated atrocity that Slobodan Milosevic probably thinks of as his “exodus strategy”–the most amazing mantra began to be emitt

    Christopher Hitchens

  • April 15, 1999

    Nationalism Unleashed

    We Hungarians entered NATO on March 12.

    George Konrad

  • April 15, 1999

    Bioterrorism Hits Home

    The high moral tone in Washington and London about “rogue” states, such as Iraq, building arsenals of biological weapons belies a shameful past.

    Peter Pringle

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  • April 8, 1999

    False History Lessons

    Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It’s a natural human reaction.

    Kai Bird

  • April 8, 1999

    The Case Against Inaction

    Sadly, some on the left are angrier about NATO’s bombing than they are about the Serbian forces’ atrocities, even though Milosevic’s men have killed more in one Kosovan village than have all the

    Ian Williams and Bogdan Denitch

  • April 1, 1999

    The Clinton Doctrine

    President Clinton’s decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic’s intransigence.

    Michael T. Klare

  • April 1, 1999

    Comic Relief, NEA-Style

    The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays “so that the black and the white [don’t] bump into each other so hard.” The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • April 1, 1999

    Srebrenica Revisited

    During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

    Christopher Hitchens

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