July/August 1998

July/August 1998 Mother Jones

COVER STORY

VIOLENCE LESSONS
by Claudia Glenn Dowling with photographs by Donna Ferrato
Abuse teaches at the same time as it destroys. One family's attempt to unlearn it.

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COVER STORY

VIOLENCE LESSONS
by Claudia Glenn Dowling with photographs by Donna Ferrato
Abuse teaches at the same time as it destroys. One family's attempt to unlearn it.

FEATURES

PERSECUTION COMPLEX
by Ken Silverstein
A Mother Jones follow-up investigation on trading with dictators.

GARY BAUER'S MORAL DILEMMA
by William Saletan
A "morally informed" economic policy pulls the religious right to the left.

GENERATION †
by Lori Leibovich
Can a goateed God squad save Gen X's soul?

PLANES, SUPERTRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by David M. Fine
They're safe, earth-friendly, and really cool. So, where are the American supertrains?

TIME LAPSE
by Frank Viviano
A decade's worth of powerful photography from around the world.

HIRING FROM WITHIN
by Michael Lind
A provocative approach to immigration reform.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE Fire Fighting

BACKTALK Rough trade; tears of a clone; mad scientist.

OUTFRONT
Danger in the Air
Tall Toy Stories
Dirty Book Keeping
Casting Call to Action
The Race for 51st Place
MoJo's August Hellraiser: Socorro Hernandez Bernasconi
Chicken Sick
Updates: Organic Revisions, No. 1 in China, too.
Half Full of It

HOMEPLANET Following our own paper trail.
by Leora Broydo

WELLBEING A, B, and C: Spelling out the vitamin issue.
by Michael Castleman

MEDIAJONES The Good Books.
PLUS:Reviews of Rick Bass, Nathanael West, The Spinanes.

THE FUTURE OF...

...longevity.
Cartoon by Barry Blitt