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Articles from Vol. 265, No. 8, September 22

Censorious Advertising
Some months ago I was nominated for the annual Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design. These awards have been around for five years and represent one of the few acknowledgments outside the profession that design is worthy of attention. A nomination...
Criticizing the Critics
One Saturday afternoon not long ago, I attended a panel discussion held at a university in New York City. On the panel was a critic of dance, a critic of film and a critic of art--all writers of reputation. The question under discussion was "The Moral...
Diana: The Plumage and the Dying Bird
The short century of the common man begins and ends with a royal passing: in 1914, the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo, and now, the death of Princess Di. The Diana cult--what else can we call it?--offers her as "the people's princess,"...
Labor's New Face: Women Renegotiate Their Role
When Lane Kirkland left the A.F.L.-C.I.O., he took the organization's glass ceiling with him. For decades, the A.F.L.'s leadership--including its two top offices--had remained almost exclusively white and male. Kirkland's executive council had only...
Our Rained-Out Bomber
News that the stealth covering of the B-2 bomber melts in the rain, blisters in the sun and chips in the cold has been greeted with yawns by the media. You would think it would register as one of the great scandals of our time that the plane's unique...
Policing Brutality
The August 9 beating and rape by toilet-plunger of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant, by New York City police officers has attracted well-deserved national attention. Largely overlooked, though, are the story's only heroes: an operating room nurse who...
Selective Justice in the Hague
THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL ON FORMER YUGOSLAVIA IS A MOCKERY OF EVIDENTIARY RULE. It has become almost an article of faith these days that the failure to arrest indicted Serb war criminals and send them to the International Criminal Tribunal for the...
Soft Reform
"I'm the optimist on the team," remarks Senator Russ Feingold. "I say the chances of serious campaign finance reform are fifty-fifty." Such is the near happy-talk that emanates these days from the earnest Wisconsin Democrat, who, with Republican John...
The World beyond Words
Recently I participated in what was advertised as a Conversation on Race. A fundraiser for the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard, moderated by Henry Louis Gates Jr.? the event took place on Martha's Vineyard and overlapped with the President's visit....
Waiting for Fatah
In late March, several hundred Palestinians gathered for a meeting in the West Bank village of Beit Sahour. In a hall thick with cigarette smoke, the audience listened to one speaker after another denounce the policies of Israel's Likudled government....
Why Justice Needs NATO
PEACE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN BOSNIA WITHOUT ARRESTING THE INDICTED WAR CRIMINALS It is two months since British troops broke through NATO's paralysis in Bosnia to arrest two indicted war criminals. Milan Kovacevic was apprehended and sent to The Hague...