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Articles from Vol. 268, No. 14, April 19

Better Ed Than Dead
EDtv TRUE CRIME Like the telephone before it, television has been an instrument for overcoming American loneliness. Think of the farm wives of a century ago who suddenly could hear another voice without having to travel into town. And now think...
Busting Pinochet
In a stunning six-to-one vote, a committee of British Law Lords ruled that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet could be extradited to Spain to face charges of torture and conspiracy to torture. The ruling also held that Pinochet could be prosecuted...
Destroying Kosovo
The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions. Instead of tying Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's hands, the bombing encourages Serbian nationalists for whom no price...
Letters
Terrorists at Women's clinics Portland, Ore. In "Policing Cyberspace" [March 1], you mistakenly state that an Oregon jury held an Internet publisher financially responsible in the Planned Parenthood v. American Coalition of Life Activists lawsuit....
Real Politics, Real Differences
Without going into the merits of the case for or against NATO intervention in Kosovo-and the merits are harder and harder to locate- it is at least a measure of the stakes in US politics today. We are considering our third ground war in Europe this...
Save Pamela Ramjattan
Last month I wrote about some promising developments in the global struggle for women's human rights-the most promising being the fact that the struggle is taking place. After all, it was only four years ago that Amnesty International joined feminist...
Sodomy for the Masses
It's a good thing Bill and Monica held their trysts in the White House rather than just across the Potomac, in Falls Church or Arlington, Virginia. It's also fortunate that their meetings occurred in the late nineties and not earlier. Otherwise, they...
Srebrenica Revisited
During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers. He understood that pan-Slavic and Christian Orthodox chauvinism was a crucial element in Russian tyranny-just as it is today...
Terrorist Scare
Thirteen years ago, the Justice Department under President Reagan created a secret task force to address immigration and terrorism. The Alien Border Control Committee was directed to develop ways to deport "PLO activists who have violated their visa...
The Candidate Gap
Jesse Jackson now says he won't make a run. Paul Wellstone couldn't go. Richard Gephardt decided to pass. Progressives are left without a champion in the 2000 presidential field. The void will be felt. Presidential elections provide a central occasion...
The Case against Intervention in Kosovo
President Clinton's address attempting to justify-after the fact-the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms. After all, the ideas and concerns Clinton invoked-the notion of instability spreading from coun-try to country (much like falling...
The Clinton Doctrine
President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence. A careful reading of recent Administration statements and Pentagon documents shows that the NATO bombing...
The Jazz Singer
Most Americans don't like instrumental music. Just ask any radio station program director, any record label head, Nissan (which threw in the piano after sponsoring two years of the Thelonious Monk Institute gala on network TV) or any of the guys and...
The Myth and Milosevic
Whoever does not fight at Kosovo... May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows. Serb epic Contrary to US expectations, a Kosovo peace agreement isn't going to be signed after a few weeks of bombing, and maybe not ever. To understand why Slobodan...
Whose Millennium?
We want to change the world, and, therefore, we must ponder why people now have less confidence in the possibility of moving beyond the reign of capital than their ancestors did more than 150 years ago, when Marx and Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto,...