LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The book-blender/Heady libretti/Lippo suction, and more
Black hole babies/Storming the Louvre/Against conducting, and more
The Long Goodbye
Two years after an epoch-making vote to abolish affirmative action, the University of California has been thrown into turmoil. A story of aggressive politicians, anguished administrators, and divided professors.
BY PAMELA BURDMAN
Stranger Than Ficción
Jorge Luis Borges spent four years working closely with a strong-minded American translator who sought to stamp out the ambiguities of his richly allusive prose. Why did Borges do it? And why did their mysterious collaboration come to an end?
Ties That Bind
A series of recent scandals has raised tough questions about the influence of corporate funding on scientific research. As the editors of leading journals begin requiring contributors to disclose their financial interests, others worry that the problem is even greater than anyone has imagined.
BY DANIEL ZALEWSKI
After bringing his controversial policy of "shock therapy" to Poland and Russia, Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs now has his eyes set on the entire world. But does the Lenin of neo-liberalism have what it takes to foment a global capitalist revolution?
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI
1997 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP WINNERS