January/February 1996 Issue
"We're in a true evolutionary transition. Governments make decisions about the world's climate and atmosphere. Businesses succeed or fail on the basis of fast-breaking changes in medicine and agriculture. Individuals and families have new choices, new powers, and new ways to solve problems. The transition also presents pressing ethical issues."—Walter Truett Anderson
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Best political jokes, Sexing chicks, Newt therapy from Nicole Hollander, Ruth Shalit's familiar ring, Mother Jones beats the New York Times, The new red scare, A real American workplace., MoJo's February Hellraiser, The Countdown to Indictment continues
Fourteen years ago, Michael Castleman was treated as a kook for his sperm report.
Inside Newt's plan to gut Medicare and enrich one of his biggest contributors.
Anniversary issue: 20 ways we've changed
Maya Angelou, David Brower, Betty Friedan, Eduardo Galeano, Anthony Lewis, Camille Paglia, Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Paul Wellstone, Bob Woodward, and dozens of others help Mother Jones celebrate, with reflections on the near-past and glimpses of the yet-to-be.
- OUR PAST, THEIR FUTURE By Jeffrey Klein
Beginning a new era, we confront the limits of our prior understanding.
- INTERVIEWS conducted by Josh Clark, Michael Krasny, and Jay Walljasper
Forty-some thinkers and writers weigh in on what's changed—and what's coming.
(Warning: These images are large. Those with slower connections may wish to see our text-only version.)
- WHAT'S LEFT
Pete Hamill, Noam Chomsky, and others reconsider the progressive vision.
See what our interviewers had to say about the past twenty years.
The dark side
Bob Dole's nasty streak may mean trouble for Newt Gingrich.
Bob Dole on the record
Cover illustration by Nick Dewar
Photograph of Newt Gingrich by Gary Boas/AdMedia/Newscom