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The New Republic • 96 Years, 4,504 Issues, 84,793 Articles, 162,453pp
April 9, 1990 Issue - 21 Articles
- Correspondence, pp. 2-3
Liberals and guns, the social value of pornography, etc.
- TRB: Iranamok Finale, p. 4
Absolution through obfuscation
- Indecent Request, p. 5
- Sounds of Silence , p. 6
- Murder In Baghdad , p. 7
- Notebook, p. 8
- White House Watch: Playing Ball, pp. 8-9
The Rostenkowski plan represents everything Bush deplores. So why is the White House sa...
- Potsdam Postcard: Money Votes, p. 10
The unrevolutionary revolution
- Fear of Dying, pp. 10-11
What it's like to cover Iraq: scary
- Vanishing Act, pp. 12-13
Fifty-seen years after they last voted, the people of East Germans have said they don't...
- Is Alan Greenspan Impotent?, pp. 14-19
Who's in charge here, anyway---the Federal Reserve or the foreign banks? Some common---...
- Bullish on Beijing, pp. 20-21
The romantic view of Chinese communism used to be found mostly among leftist intellectu...
- The Lost Generation, pp. 22-25
Despite the repression at China's colleges and universities, students find ways to keep...
Books and the Arts
[+] On Films: New Wave, Old Tricks (3 Reviews) , p. 26
House Party (1990 Film), by Reginald Hudlin
- House Party (1990 Film) by Reginald Hudlin
- Blue Steel (1990 Film) by Kathryn Bigelow
- Bad Influence (1990 Film) by Curtis Hanson
[+] Our Pasts, Ourselves (Review) , pp. 27-33
Sources of the Self, by Charles Taylor
- Sources of the Self by Charles Taylor
[+] Meet John Smith (Review) , p. 34
Dream Song, by Paul Mariani
- Dream Song by Paul Mariani
- Slum Corner, pp. 35-36
[+] Machine Dreams (Review) , pp. 37-39
Machines as the Measure of Men, by Michael Adas
- Machines as the Measure of Men by Michael Adas
[+] Tax Americana (Review) , pp. 40-42
A Law Unto Itself, by David Burnham
- A Law Unto Itself by David Burnham
- Washington Diarist: D.C., R.I.P., p. 43
The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, along with an overpowering sense of tedium