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Archives from October 1999
Katha’s Silence
Alexander Cockburn
The last time I saw Katha Pollitt was on a Nation cruise in the Caribbean just under a year ago. By the second day Katha was making it clear that all was not well between us. Soon it came out that by quoting some of her off-the-cuff remarks in the New York Press IR...
Genocide in Kosovo?
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
So, is there serious evidence of a Serbian campaign of Genocide in Kosovo?? It’s an important issue, since the NATO powers, fortified by a chorus from the liberal intelligentsia, flourished the charge of genocide as justification for bombing that destroyed much of ...
CIA Shrinks & LSD
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
On June 17, the state of Texas put to death by lethal injection John Stanley Faulder, a Canadian who had been convicted in 1977 of murdering Inez Phillips, an oil heiress. Faulder’s case received more press attention than most executions these days, mainly because t...
Shit Happens!
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
“Camp would have moved on to the Happy Hunting Ground of the old art movement. A new art movement would be in. It would be called Shit. Its test would be: is this object, happening, work, event or production more resonant than it was yesterday? Movies about the Stra...
Where Is Sweeney Taking Labor?
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Delegates mustering in Los Angeles for the AFL-CIO convention this week will be set, first and foremost, on having a good time — the sacred duty of all conventioneers with any sense of responsibility and tradition. Then, amid the parties, they’ll consider labo...
“Tear Up The Constitution!”
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
"The US Constitution’s great gift to the cause of international democracy is contained in its first three words. The rest of it can go…. Checks and balances, separation of powers, and the rest would have to defend th...