LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Have head, will travel/Have you ever seen the rain?/Don't squeeze the Penrose, and more
The Welfare State
The stenographer of sex/The secret history/Bourdieu takes on TV, and more
Uprooting the Past
Israel's New Historians have shaken up their country by probing the historical foundations of the Zionist enterprisečand finding a record that bears little resemblance to the stirring patriotic narratives of their youth. Their work has been subjected to harsh criticism by traditional Zionists and Palestinian scholars alike.
BY JONATHAN MAHLER
Nightmare on Twelfth Street
When the New School for Social Research refused to tenure a radical professor of color, it provoked a semester of discontent. As the proudly progressive institution endured hunger strikes, hostage-takings, and accusations of racism against faculty, some saw a crusade for justice and others a case of "Monty Python does PC."
Steal This Program
Richard Stallman believes that computer software ought to belong to everyone. The MIT programmer's campaign to liberate your laptop has sparked a Kulturkampf between old-school hackers and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
BY EMILY BENEDEK
A sociologist reads Donna Haraway's classic essay "Teddy Bear Patriarchy" and finds it to be marred by facile politics and historical errors. Is the culture of Cultural Studies to blame?
BY MICHAEL SCHUDSON