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Articles from Vol. 259, No. 11, October 10

C.I.A. vs. F.O.I.A
On the wall of the room was a list of rules: Listen for understanding, not rebuttal; Do not initiate personal attacks; Recognize different communications styles and be encouraging of others; Be open and honest. On a recent morning, ten historians...
Clinton's Yeltsin, Yeltsin's Russia
Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first popularly elected president but unabashed admirer of Czar Peter the Great, comes to Washington on September 27 to visit his own most exalted enthusiast. If their previous summit meetings are any indication, President Bill...
Clipper Chips and Cypherpunks
In October 1992, the arrest of a small-time child pornographer named William Steen marked the close of a technological window opened more than a century earlier when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Bell did more than make it possible...
Disregarding Aristide
"Uphold Democracy" is straight out of the thesaurus of contradictory names for American military operations, a dogeared document that contains such whoppers as "Just Cause" and "Restore Hope," of recent memory. "Disregard Democracy" would be closer...
Drop the GATT
Ignoring the rising public pressure to postpone the matter until next year, the Clinton Administration is about to send a seriously flawed World Trade Organization agreement to Congress for approval under fast-track procedures allowing no amendments....
Mitterrand le Petit
The longest reign in the history of the French Republic is coming to an end, possibly a premature one, with a sense of drama. Rumor has it--but a rumor that reaches the respectable columns of Le Monde--that a spreading cancer may prevent President...
Saving Haiti
Poor Haiti. All the hopes that accompanied Aristide into power after his electoral victory in 1990 have now been extinguished, and the status quo ante restored. "Who are we going back to save?" asked Maj. Louis Kernisan rhetorically of Allan Nairn,...
Time Warner and the Amazon
Six years after ranchers killed the Brazilian rubber tappers' leader, Chico Mendes, outside his house in Xapuri in the western Amazon, The Burning Season was screened on HBO. It was worthy but dull. Raul Julia, who played Mendes, seemed paralyzed by...
Where's the Brief?
Congressman Robert Torricelli is Washington's most aggressive anti-Castro politician, even though 90 percent of his northern New Jersey district is non-Hispanic (mostly of Italian, Jewish or Irish descent) and less than 2 percent is Cuban. These Cubans...