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  • September 9, 1999

    East Timor’s Agony

    With Dili burning and anti-independence militias carrying on a murderous terror campaign beneath the noses of Indonesian soldiers and police, the United Nations prepared to evacuate its East Tim

    the Editors

  • September 9, 1999

    Behind the Blue Helmets

    The new US envoy to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke, has personal experience of how frustrating it can be to negotiate, even when speaking in the name of that mega-cliché, "the world

    Ian Williams

  • September 9, 1999

    A Haunted Journey

    After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

    Daniel Singer

  • September 2, 1999

    Holbrooke’s Time to Lead

    In assuming his position at the United Nations, ambassador Richard Holbrooke brings his personal access to power, a sharp intelligence and a capacity, unusual in government, to translate ideas in

    the Editors

  • September 2, 1999

    The Commentary School of Falsification

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

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • 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

  • 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

  • August 19, 1999

    Colombia’s Best Hope

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

    Ana Carrigan

  • 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