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Articles from Vol. 264, No. 2, January 13

1996, Goodbye
Ah, yes, 1996. It was the year I waited and waited for a visit from the Southern Baptists, who have announced their missionary intentions toward the nation's Jews. No luck. They must have been fully occupied over at the Podhoretz-Decter residence....
China Syndrome
I absolutely abominate absolutely everything about this season of the year. Its taken me a considerable time to decipher my emotions, but here's how it finally came to me a few solstices back. The newspapers are full of an identical theme; the television...
Death Comes to the Maquilas: A Border Story
On a scorching day in August 1995 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a trash picker combing an illegal dump site discovered the half-naked corpse of a young woman. Police eventually identified her as Elizabeth Castro, a 17-year-old from a poor neighborhood...
Global Warning: Curbing the Free-Trade freefall(Cover Story)
The global system of finance and commerce is in a reckless footrace with history, plunging toward a dreadful reckoning with its own contradictions, pulling everyone along with it. Responsible experts and opinion leaders, of course, do not generally...
Last Exit from Oslo?
Six months into Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership, the audit is this: a crisis of faith between the Prime Minister and his security chiefs, still raw from the opening of an archeological tunnel in Jerusalem's Old City, a virtual freeze in Israel's budding...
Liberation Marketing
On its surface, Michael Kinsley's December 9 Time rumination on the fate of liberalism in the recent elections is remarkable only as a surpassingly banal contribution to the ongoing journalistic effort to solve the mystery of the vanishing left. Turns...
M.I.A. Culpa
In popular mythology, economic globalization is a natural phenomenon, like continental drift: impossible to resist or control. In reality, globalization is being shaped and advanced by carefully planned legal and institutional changes embodied in a...
Military Monopoly
Boeing's $13 billion takeover bid for McDonnell Douglas is the most dramatic step yet in the consolidation of the U.S. military industry. The company's spin on the merger - echoed by exuberant Wall Street analysts and endorsed in measured tones by...
Peru's Global Hostages
For millions of impoverished Peruvians, Japan has become a symbol of the draconian economic squeeze and social stress that define their daily existence. So it was symbolically fitting that, just as Mexico's Zapatistas chose the day NAFTA went into...
The People vs. Larry Flynt
What lord of misrule comes before us, leading the mob of year-end releases toward Saturnalia, or the Oscar nominations? Expansive in gesture, in accent drawling, he wears the homely-handsome features of Woody Harrelson, whose nose and chin may rightly...
Toward Affirmative Reaction: California's Prop 209 Failed as a Racial Wedge Issue - but Here's What It Means
Eearly on, the proponents of California's Proposition 209, the anti - civil rights initiative, declared it the first battle in a national war to "end affirmative action as we know it." With initial polls showing overwhelming support for 209, Pat Buchanan...