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Articles from Vol. 268, No. 16, May 3

Accountant of Death
After we admit that all historical circumstances are specific and all sufferings absolute-that Serbian "police" are not Nazis and ethnic Albanians not Jews (and NATO forces cannot be compared point by point to the Allies)-there is still something left...
Ethnic Poisoning
In the very first days of Kosovo's drama of the dispossessed-a calculated atrocity that Slobodan Milosevic probably thinks of as his "exodus strategy"-the most amazing mantra began to be emitted from Washington. No cause for alarm, ran this chant....
Green Power in California
Outspent 20 to 1, Oakland-area Green Party candidate Audie Bock performed a minor miracle and got herself elected at the end of March as the first third-party Representative to serve in the California State Assembly since 1914. Campaigning on a promise...
History Lesson
On Monday, April 12, Bill Clinton's former law student Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the President should be punished for civil contempt because he intentionally misled Paula Jones's lawyers when he denied having a sexual relationship with Monica...
Letters
FROM THE AGENT ORANGE FOLKS New York City Ken Silverstein's run-down of the relationship between the American Museum of Natural History and its corporate donors ["Words From Our Sponsor," March 22] left out one of the most outrageous examples....
Looking beyond NATO
The evolving Kosovo war raises profound moral, legal and strategic questions, and we do not see easy or untroubled answers. But with both NATO and Milosevic seemingly seeking exit strategies-as we went to press, new overtures from Germany and Russia...
Nationalism Unleashed
We Hungarians entered NATO on March 12. Less than two weeks later, as NATO members, we provided free air lanes for military planes to Yugoslavia, and now we must identify ourselves with a war against a neighboring country. To make my position clear:...
North Korean Buyout?
A few weeks ago it appeared that a new war might blow up this spring- not in Kosovo but in Korea. The ostensible causes were Pyongyang's intransigence about opening up a mountain redoubt that US intelligence officials said was a site of continuing...
Peter Singer Comes to Princeton
You can't say the New York Times lacks a subtle sense of humor. On April 10, for example, editors placed side by side on the front page these major stories: serbs seal off 700,000 refugees who face starvation, us says, and princeton's new philosopher...
Power to the Populists
Third political parties win when the major parties fail. Of course, it helps if the third-party candidate is attractive, if the party has a loyal following, if the campaign has access to the mainstream media and some (ideally, public) financing. But,...
The Education of Mike Milken: From Junk-Bond King to Master of the Knowledge Universe
"'Gotta go to Moraga!' That's what everybody says," notes a visitor to the Oz-like place where the American educational revolution is being plotted: "That's the code word for going to the mountain." In truth, "Moraga" is a three-story building on a...
The Media's Own Kosovo Crisis
In war, the cliche goes, truth is the first casualty. And certainly objectivity was in short supply during the first weeks of the Kosovo conflict. in your face: killer choppers to take on serb thugs in kosovo, the New York Daily News blared on its...
Voucher Veto
In an effort to find common political ground on the vexing issue of public school reform, The Nation passes on to its readers a set of provocative proposals from Ron K. Unz. A conservative Republican who ran in the 1994 primary against California Governor...