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Articles from Vol. 267, No. 22, December 28

Getting to Know the Generals
In December 1989 the US armed forces descended in strength on Panama City, flattening a few of the poorer barrios in the process, and took General Manuel Noriega prisoner before "extraditing" him on a military aircraft bound for Florida. Some of the...
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Gray's Days in California
MOST OF THE STATE DEMOCRATIC TICKET SWEPT INTO OFFICE, STARTING AT THE TOP. REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR PETE WILSON LEAVES WITHOUT AN HEIR OR A POLITICAL LEGACY. Los Angeles On this past election night, a line of jubilant United Farm Workers activists...
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Human Rights on Wheels
TOURING THE COUNTRY BY BUS, A PHILADELPHIA GROUP DOCUMENTS SOCIAL INJUSTICE. It was pretty much the same everywhere, all month long. A bus stopped in a housing project/barrio/shut-down downtown/coal-mining county/postindustrial brownfield and disgorged...
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Impassioned Mail on Matthew
We received so much mail expressing strong feelings on Tony Kushner's November 9 editorial, "Matthew's Passion," that we've expanded the Letters page to accommodate it and Kushner's reply. Baltimore, Md. * Tony Kushner's incredible editorial...
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Precious Bodily Fluids
You religiously employ, with never a slip, some combination of pills, injections, implants, foams, gels and devices for, oh, twenty or thirty years with whatever side effects, inconvenience or expense each of these entails. OR you experience morning...
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Rushmore
Max Fischer stands five feet three inches tall, weighs 112 pounds and is 15 years old. Those figures don't give us his true measure, but we might keep them in mind, since they're offered by no less a personage than a millionaire. He is Herman Blume...
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Writing Robeson
It was Paul Robeson Jr. who invited me, back in 1981, to be his father's biographer. He had offered me exclusive access for seven years to the vast family archives long closed to scholars, and had stressed at our very first meeting that he wasn't looking...
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