March/April 1994 issue

Cover Story

GOD'S COUNTRY
by Mark Zingarelli
An unusual biology class awakens a family to the religious right's plan for the public schools.

 

"As Americans look toward the next century, they have little idea of what they or their children will be doing for a living and little assurance that their standard of living will be as good as it is now." --"WHAT'S THE DEAL?"

KAFKA'S BANKER
by Robert Dreyfuss
Bob Maxwell's nightmare began with a simple question: Are you willing to do work for the CIA?

A SPECIAL REPORT ON JOBS AND CLINTONOMICS

WHAT'S THE DEAL?
by John B. Judis
The Clinton administration has shrunk from its promises to those who "work hard and play by the rules."
PLUS: American workers talk about their jobs and the future.
Interviews by Ashley Craddock

Clinton's head economist Laura Tyson begs to differ.

NO GOOD JOBS?
Interviews by Josh Clark
Seven experts--including Lester Thurow, John Kenneth Galbraith, Kevin Phillips, and Juliet Schor--offer diverse economic remedies.
PLUS: Nifty Clintonomic Factoids.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by Paul Solman
The economic evolution of man and woman. Are our hopes too high?

OSTRAVA
Essay by Frank Viviano
A Czech city has survived Hapsburgs, Nazis, and Communists. Will the modern world be any kinder?

 

GOD'S COUNTRY (appearing soon -- JBT)
by Mark Zingarelli
An unusual biology class awakens a family to the religious right's plan for the public schools.
PLUS: THE RIGHT FIGHT It could happen at your school. An action guide to fight fundamentalists.
by Liz Galst
AND: Where they are: tracking the right across the nation.

 

DEEP IN THE HEART OF CHELSEA
by Matt Dumont
Why does poverty drive people crazy? A community mental health worker searched for answers in one of America's poorest cities.
PLUS: Privatizing the Poor
by Ariel Sabar

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE Bill and Hillary's cure won't make us well.
BACKTALK Shoot-out between gun advocates and opponents; the gangstas in the mirror; our man L.J. Davis and his toxic exchange with the EPA; doing nothing in Washington.
OUTFRONT
Whitewashing the Bush boys
Whom to boycott
The man who would be fuhrer
Some ugly bugs
Criminal radioactivity
Fierce responsibility
ERIC ALTERMAN The Defense Department's got Bill all tied up.
PAULA POUNDSTONE Keeping my Whigs straight.
Plus: letters to Paula.