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The Third Compartment

Although the raw figures from Census 2000 have been in the public domain for months already, the American public's response to the latest decennial survey is still not clear. For politicians, the census has been a wakeup call, alerting them to...

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    Something Is Missing

    In this commentary on the American experiment, Michael Barone declares that the United States has been evolving into a multicultural society for a century or more. The mass immigration of Hispanics and of other Third World populations that is now...

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    Operation Futility

    Mark Bowden's book, Killing Pablo, is an exciting and informative piece of investigative journalism that raises troubling questions about America's use of covert forces throughout the world.

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    Cast-iron Man

    John C. Calhoun is perhaps the most hated historical figure in modern America. There may be others who offer more succinct and intuitive criticisms of America's institutional decay; many have led stronger movements for reform and challenged the...

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    Sheep in Sheep's Clothing

    Jeff Snyder's title essay, originally published in 1993 in the Public Interest, provoked Newsweek columnist George F. Will to rush into print with well-timed second thoughts about his own earlier suggestion that the Second...

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    The Boys in the Back Room

    If you are looking for literary reflections or information about the intentions of the author of Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, and The Class Key, forget about it. There is precious little of that in Dasthell...

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    A Life in Sketches

    If Nevada can be said to have a first family equivalent to the Kennedys of Massachusetts, that family is the Laxalts. This immigrant Basque clan of a century's residence has given America a U.S. senator (Paul Laxalt, now retired) and a poet...

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