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Articles from Vol. 269, No. 7, September 6

And the Enemy Is
Years ago, I remember hearing a story about an extended family of Vietnamese refugees who had fled the war and ended up in a one-bath, two- bedroom apartment in downtown New Orleans. They were faring well enough, given the trauma they had been through-but...
'Archives of Terror'
Amid the decade-long orgy of self-congratulation in the wake of the Soviet Union's final capitulation in the cold war, scholars and journalists have managed to ignore one uncomfortable fact: Official crimes were committed by the winners as well as...
Bewitched
SUMMER CELLULOID MELTDOWN The blockbuster season, which began with May's stories of vast crowds and huge profits for the new Star Wars film, has now hit its August peak. And what do we hear? Stories of vast crowds and huge profits-for The Blair...
Colombia's Best Hope
The Clinton Administration has awakened-at last-to the catastrophe brewing in Colombia. That is the meaning of the recent visit to Bogota by Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering. His message: The United States must support President Andres Pastrana's...
George W.'s Straw Party
Ames, Iowa Texas Governor George W. Bush came out of his handy victory in the GOP Presidential Straw Poll crowing that he "was now on the road to the nomination" and that the conventionlike balloting was a "festival of democracy." He's dead right...
Hillary Clinton's 'Smaller Steps' : Big Thinking Is out, Celebrity-Style Touring Is in, for This Us Senate Campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton, poised as ever, is sitting before an expectant crowd on a beautiful July day in Cooperstown in central New York State. In the next ninety or so minutes, she proceeds to hear an array of overwhelming problems: a wife dying of...
Living la Vida 'Loca'
EMINENT MARICONES: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me. By Jaime Manrique. Wisconsin. 116 pp. $19.95. Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique. The Colombian-born, New York City-based novelist, poet and essayist...
Media Moments
We introduce a new, occasional feature by Daniel Radosh. He explains: "'Media Moments' is my obsession with the blink-and-you-missed-it moments of bias, laziness, carelessness, cluelessness and improbable coincidence that can make consuming media such...
PBS's Donor Lists
Listening to Republicans in Congress, one would think that swapping donor lists between public broadcasting stations and political parties is an offense tantamount to obstruction of justice or jury tampering. In fact, no laws appear to have been...
Russia and Election 2000
President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the term often used in Moscow. These developments are also...
Saving History from the Shredder : Swiss Bank Guard Christoph Meili, No Hero at Home, Now Lives in California
They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that described the property seized from Holocaust victims-records...
The Case of Ed Moloney
Back in February of 1989 a Belfast lawyer called Pat Finucane was murdered by Protestant gunmen. Finucane was well-known for having defended members of the Irish Republican Army, and he'd had plenty of run-ins with police in the Royal Ulster Constabulary,...
The Pacifica Struggle Continues
We've been swamped with mail, most of it angry, on our coverage of the situation at Pacifica. We hope to print more of it at a later date. -The Editors Oakland, Calif. Marc Cooper, in "Pacifica on the Brink" [Aug. 9/16], argues that Pacifica's...
Will Bulworth Run?
Run, Warren, run? The latest made-for-buzz wrinkle in the 2000 presidential campaign is that actor Warren Beatty is considering a rewrite that would put him into the action. In the slow news days of August, the Beatty boomlet sparked a flurry of media...