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Articles from Vol. 267, No. 13, October 26

Celebrity
Good farce and bad acting are expressions of a single power. Call it destiny, call it the inevitable. Just recently, I saw humanity the in the clutches of fate as I watched a bad French actress performing in a film she had co-written. Knowing both...
Coup De Starr
Like so many observers of the mysterious Starr Ship that President Clinton seemed to sink so gracefully on television, I was mystified by the marauding pirates' inability to go for any loot other than details of his indecorous sex life, a matter of...
Getting out the Vote, '90S Style
Looking eerily like an aerial bombing map, the display on the screen is not Afghanistan or Sudan but the coast of Wisconsin along Lake Michigan. A couple of clicks and lines appear: first, county lines, then roads--and then the map zooms in, closer...
Impeachment Juggernaut
The list of prospective charges against President Clinton heard by the House Judiciary Committee demonstrates just how low are the crimes and misdemeanors for which this Congress seems determined to seek impeachment. GOP counsel David Schippers, apparently...
More Democracy! More Revolution!
For all its undeniable prosperity, in part precisely because of its undeniable prosperity, there are many things amiss in America today. For each thing that is right, something has gone wrong. For all the prosperity, there is far too much inequality;...
Mr. Lincoln's Legacy
Michael Vannoy Adams is a practicing psychotherapist who, in the tradition of Frantz Fanon, asserts that the concept of race is as important a part of the contemporary collective unconscious as sex. In his provocative book. The Multicultural Imagination,...
Race for Latino California: The Dornan-Sanchez Rematch Will Show the Staying Power of 1996 Coalitions
"Exhilarating" and "hectic" are the words California Representative Loretta Sanchez Uses to characterize the first year and a half of her first term in Washington. She is standing outside an Orange County supermarket on a sultry Saturday afternoon,...
The Impostors
Good farce and bad acting are expressions of a single power. Call it destiny, call it the inevitable. Just recently, I saw humanity the in the clutches of fate as I watched a bad French actress performing in a film she had co-written. Knowing both...
The New Movement
Dance is beleaguered these days, with ticket sales down and the boom of the seventies and eighties rapidly fading from memory. No one really knows why the audience left. It may be simply, in Wall Street terms, a correction and part of an inevitable...
The Right's UN Veto
At the end of September, the United States paid $6 million to the United Nations. Every little bit helps the cash-strapped organization, but the sum is insulting when set against the $1.5 billion that Washington still owes after six years of the Clinton...
Twenty-One Reasons Monicagate Is Not Watergate
THEN NOW In the Oval Office, President made In the Oval Office, President inappropriate requests of the made inappropriate requests CIA, FBI and IRS. of Monica Lewinsky. House Judiciary...
Vintage Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith turns 90 on October 15 and, despite a still-hectic lecture and travel schedule, is busily putting the finishing touches on his forty-third book. It's a collection of sketches of the public figures he's worked with or known personally...
Where Is the Outrage?
Does immorality encompass conduct unrelated to sex? Not if you take your guidance from newspapers, television and national leaders. In the four months ending in mid-September, for example, news of deliberate, even criminal corporate misconduct with...
Why David Chain Died
For those who cut the trees down, logging is up there with meat packing as one of the most dangerous trades. Men die from falling limbs--"widow makers"--and trees that kick back when they go down. Chokesetters get mangled or crushed. Among those who...