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  • September 2, 1999

    Kilroy Was There

    In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.

    Tom Wicker

  • September 2, 1999

    The Commentary School of Falsification

    Israeli schoolchildren returned to their desks this year to find a new history curriculum.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • September 2, 1999

    Harnessing the Rising Sun

    Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.

    Patrick Smith

  • September 2, 1999

    Does Europe Do It Better?

    Listen to a debate among drug policy advocates and you're likely to hear impassioned claims about the brilliant success (or dismal failure) of more "liberal" approaches in certain European countr

    Robert J. MacCoun and Peter Reuter

  • August 19, 1999

    Russia and Election 2000

    President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

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  • August 19, 1999

    Colombia’s Best Hope

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

    Ana Carrigan

  • July 22, 1999

    Chile Declassified

    On September 28, 1973, seventeen days after the bloody coup that brought Gen.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • July 22, 1999

    Hitler’s Viennese Waltz

    "Austria had many geniuses, and that was probably its undoing."
        --Robert Musil

    Paul Reitter

  • July 8, 1999

    Spy or Savior?

    If Russia is not to dissolve like the Soviet Union or, worse yet, end in a cataclysm like Yugoslavia's, it must negotiate peacefully across a welter of emotional claims to self-determination.

    George Kenney

  • July 8, 1999

    Ulster Must Not Say No

    Northern Ireland's peace process faces its gravest crisis since George Mitchell negotiated the Good Friday accord--graver even than after last summer's bombing in Omagh by a small band of breaka

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