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Articles from Vol. 268, No. 6, February 15

A Cold War over the Cold War?
Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet Union. This helps explain why it continually acts as a...
China's Unseen Unemployed
MILLIONS ARE WITHOUT WORK, BUT THE GOVERNMENT FROWNS ON TALKING ABOUT IT. A man who will only give his surname, Hu, sells bottled water and soft drinks from a small stand on a crowded street in northwest Beijing's university district. Two years...
How Easily the City Is Lost
How easily the city is lost, leaves me to see only what's at hand: a sliver of red brick and mortar, a pigeon roosting on the rain-slick railing, a postcard of the Penitent Magdalene by Georges de La Tour. Under fog the world attempts...
Let Them Sell Lemonade
Let's conduct an experiment but not keep records of the outcome. That's the Giuliani administration's approach to the vast adventure in social engineering that is welfare reform in New York City. Mayor Giuliani has said that he wants his biggest accomplishment...
Now Playing: Theme Wars 2000
It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects. Well-dressed lobbyists milled about--Blue Cross/Blue Shield chatted with IBM, AT&T with MCI WorldCom--and the nation's prominent political journalists...
Party of One
Clinton's State of the Union address was more than ever like one of those orations to the twenty-ninth All-Union Congress in some sweltering People's Democracy. The Dear Leader doesn't "do" press conferences anymore, or attend any forum where he can...
The Cost of an Afghan `Victory'
ISLAMIC MILITANTS, ONCE ENCOURAGED BY THE UNITED STATES, NOW THREATEN IT. Ten years ago, on February 15, 1989, as the last of the 115,000 Soviet soldiers crossed over from Afghanistan into Soviet Tajikistan, there was quiet celebration in Washington...
Virus * the Faculty
Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force. From which part of the galaxy did it emanate? Maybe the Senate chamber. An openly extra-senatorial...
What Works: The Constitution
In most respects, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton--now destined to go on for yet more weeks--is different from the proceedings against President Richard Nixon a quarter-century ago. Nixon was accused of abuses of the power of his office....