The Washington Monthly Archives
The Washington Monthly • 42 Years, 418 Issues, 7,592 Articles, 27,230pp
November 1997 Issue - 26 Articles
- Letters, pp. 2-3
- Tilting at Windmills, pp. 4-8
The Joy of Jaywalking... Beauty School Dropouts... How Luciano Got Lucky... D.C.'s Unde...
- Tidbits and Outrages, p. 9
- One Man's Activist..., pp. 10-13
What Republicans really mean when they condemn judicial activism.
- There Is Hope After O.J., pp. 14-19
D.C. Mayor Barry still tries to cover up his incompetence with cries of racism, but som...
- You've Come a Long Way, Maybe, pp. 20-24
JonBenet, Diana, the princess myth, and what it has done to women.
- From the Eye of the Storm, pp. 25-29
The key moments of the Cuban missile crisis--as seen by a man who was in the thick of it.
- Apocalypse Ahead, pp. 30-31
Everyone's talking about the film "The Peacemaker"--but when it comes to nuclear terror...
- Who's Who, pp. 32-34
- Monthly Journalism Award, p. 35
- The Double-Edged Helix, pp. 36-37
Advances in genetic testing reveal yet another reason we need national health insurance.
- Those Were the Days, pp. 38-41
On being a journalist in Paris in the '50s.
On Political Books
[+] Kooks Around the Corner (Review) , pp. 42-44
Why we can't get enough of conspiracy theories, and what our obsession is costing us.
- Conspiracy by Daniel Pipes
[+] Prodigal Son (Review) , pp. 45-48
How Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus went from hillbilly populist to segregationist icon.
- Faubus by Roy Reed
[+] Friedan Goes Fuzzy (Review) , pp. 49-50
The godmother of feminism searches for a new paradigm and comes up empty-handed.
- Beyond Gender by Betty Friedan
- Memo of the Month, p. 51
[+] A Win for the Good Guys (Review) , p. 52
The Black O, by Steve Watkins
- The Black O by Steve Watkins
[+] Selling Out Strauss (Review) , pp. 52-53
Leo Strauss and the American Right, by Shadia B. Drury
- Leo Strauss and the American Right by Shadia B. Drury
[+] The Baby in the Bath Water (Review) , p. 54
Common Purpose, by Lisbeth Schorr
- Common Purpose by Lisbeth Schorr
[+] Hunting Che (Review) , p. 55
The Fall of Che Guevara, by Henry Butterfield Ryan
- The Fall of Che Guevara by Henry Butterfield Ryan
[+] Spies Like Us (Review) , p. 56
The File, by Timothy Garton Ash
- The File by Timothy Garton Ash
[+] Aide Memoire (Review) , p. 57
Aboard Airforce One, by Ken Chitester
- Aboard Airforce One by Ken Chitester
[+] Brain Drain (Review) , p. 58
How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker
- How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
[+] A Famous Feud (Review) , p. 59
Mutual Contempt, by Jeff Shesol
- Mutual Contempt by Jeff Shesol
[+] A Weak Antidote (Review) , pp. 60-62
Poison Politics, by Victor Kamber
- Poison Politics by Victor Kamber
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