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Articles from Vol. 267, No. 9, September 28

Chile, Obstinate Memory
Gentle, bald and mustached, Juan smiles as he recalls, "I was to get married at 9:30 that morning." He's remembering September 11, 1973' the day of the military coup against Chile's president, Salvador Allende. "So at 9:00 I called my fiancee and...
Faith and Commandments on the Campaign Trail
OPERATION RESCUE FOUNDER RANDALL TERRY'S RUN FOR A GOP CONGRESSIONAL SLOT IS GIVING PARTY BOSSES FITS. MEET THE RELIGIOUS ULTRARIGHT. "Do you believe in Law? Capital L." It's 7:30 in the morning. I'm driving a red rented sporty 1999 Oldsmobile...
Family Name
Macky Alston's wide-eyed documentary Family Name begins with a family reunion, the filmmaker's own, near the North Carolina plantations that once made the Alston name mean something in that part of the world. Present at the event as a nightmare incarnation...
Fear & Loathing in DC
As Congress gathers for its last month of work prior to adjourning for the elections, Democrats writhe in fear and loathing. It is now apparent that the President's public debasement has just begun. The relentless inquisitor, Ken Starr, sends his...
Globalization's the Issue
For the past decade, through both Republican and Democratic administrations, Washington has promoted a model of free-market global capitalism that it claimed would benefit the great majority of people both at home and abroad. This model has failed....
North Korea's Nukes
The story in the August 17 New York Times exposing North Korea's "secret" nuclear plant at Yongbyon had all the elements of a Tom Clancy spy thriller: antlike workers from the world's last Stalinist state "swarming" and "burrowing" into a mountainside...
Obsession, the Toll
A terrible, rainy afternoon. The news is punishing. Horrible accidents. Terrorism. Depleted resources. Collapsing economies. It is as if all hope of global serenity had been torn off in the storm and I can do nothing. The room begins to spin. ...
Remembering Allende
On the last day of his life, September 11, 1973, Chile's elected Socialist president, Salvador Allende, made a vow to his people. As troops were dissolving his Popular Unity government in a flood of fire, as the Air Force was preparing to bomb the...
Return of the Bison Killers
Back in the winter of 1996-97 about a third of America's last remaining wild bison herd was gunned down on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in a slaughter by Montana state riflemen that had received the benediction of Bruce Babbitt and Dan Glickman,...
Some Are Down, Some Are Out
Just as the tombstone for Patricia Smith's newspaper career was being erected alongside Janet Cooke's, we witnessed the fall of Mike Barnicle, who, like Smith, left the Boston Globe in disgrace this summer. However, his career, unlike hers, appears...
The Battle of Chile
Gentle, bald and mustached, Juan smiles as he recalls, "I was to get married at 9:30 that morning." He's remembering September 11, 1973' the day of the military coup against Chile's president, Salvador Allende. "So at 9:00 I called my fiancee and...
The End of Imagination
"The desert shook," the Government of India informed us (its people). "The whole mountain turned white," the Government of Pakistan replied. By afternoon the wind had fallen silent over Pokhran. A t 3:45 P.M., the timer detonated the three devices....
The Secret World on Groucho
No, they didn't confuse him with Karl. In 1953 the FBI really did want to know if Groucho Marx was a member of the Communist Party. Apparently the bureau was not familiar with Groucho's famous motto, "I don't care to belong to any club that accepts...