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Volume 10, No. 4 - May 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The disacknowledgments/Prehistoric roots/Jacques Lacan does New York, and more
Merde!/Sagittarius rising/The New Left's favorite Nazi, and more
THE OUTRAGEOUS PRAGMATISM OF JUDGE RICHARD POSNER
The most omnivorous and unpredictable legal thinker in America is a judge. Richard Posner rules for nude dancing, in favor of wealth, and against moral philosophy.
by James Ryerson
THE ICEMAN MELTETH
tzi has been dead five thousand years and out of the glacier for nine. But his real story has just begun to thaw. Was he chased out of his Copper Age tribe, or did he just have a bad hike?
by Brenda Fowler
THE SHOSTAKOVICH VARIATIONS
The composer dedicated a symphony to the October revolution but denounced Stalin in his memoirs. Unfortunately, the memoirs may not be his.
by Paul Mitchinson
A FAREWELL TO ESPERANTO?
One conjugation, one definite article, one world, one language. No gender, and almost no declensions. A Bialystok ophthalmologist's dream for global peace.
by Hal Cohen
Jim Holt on baldness and other fuzzy ideas.
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