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Articles from Vol. 259, No. 8, September 19

A Rum Policy
"On Haiti, President Clinton had a policy du jour, on Cuba he has a matinee policy and an evening policy," Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs commented wickedly as the U.S. line shifted depending on which Florida pol had last visited...
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Giant H.M.O.'A' or Giant H.M.O.'B'? Galloping toward Oligopoly
The Washington health reform hoopla turns out to be a mere sideshow to the Clinton era's main event: the accelerating corporate takeover of health care. Patients' care and caregivers' working lives will be poorer in 1995 than in 1985, and this will...
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Hit and Run
Scant weeks before election day here, the car carrying Amado Avendano, the Democratic Revolutionary Party (P.R.D.) candidate for the governorship of tense Chiapas state, was hit head-on by a gypsy truck, critically injuring the newspaperman-politico...
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Making Hate Safe Again in Europe: Right Cultural Revolutionaries
When the thinkers of the European New Right point to their main theoretical influences, Antonio Gramsci's name stands out as an anomaly among such figures as conservative Weimar Republic theorists Carl Schmitt and Ernst Junger or the animal behaviorist...
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Mercy Killing
Kill it--that's the cry of health care reform advocates who conclude that any package that ascends from the current Congressional morass will be bad medicine. The neoconsensus in Washington is that comprehensive overhaul of the health care system is...
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Minority Report (Interview with Dr. Edward Teller) (Column) (Interview)
Crossing the threshold of Dr. Edward Teller's den is an experience to flutter even the most insouciant. For one thing, there is the burden of history. Here is Dr. Strangelove himself, the man who moved us from the nuclear to the thermonuclear stage....
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Natural Born Killers
I was on Broadway at the Arcade, amid the cheerful clacks and drings of electronic entertainment, enjoying a round of Street Fighter II with my spiritual adviser, Rabbi Simcha Fefefferman. On the video screen, a plug-ugly named Balrog had just cut...
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Nothing Doing
The experience of paralysis in the conduct of foreign policy may be the best we can hope for in the Clinton years. Gelid, if not exactly frozen solid by the contradictory pressures of domestic politics and Realpolitik, Clinton has usually taken the...
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Requiem
The northwest province of Haiti is an unforgiving place. In 1987, in Jean-Rabel, the seat of the provincial government, some 300 members of a peasant association were massacred by paramilitary forces of the area's large landholders. Afterward, Jean-Rabel...
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Subject to Debate
My friend the Last Marxist spent his summer vacation immersed in Perestroika Christi, a paperback thriller by the British writer John Hands, which the L.M. discovered next to the designer maple syrup in a Vermont grocery store. The plot--I'm oversimplifying...
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The Sky Falls on Compton: Death and Taxes
"This sad-ass town has been dissed to death. Everybody wants to stab Compton in the back." Ricky Miller and I are cruising Compton Boulevard. The full moon--slung low over some elderly palm trees--bathes the tired 1950s landscape of America's most...
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