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Volume 10, No. 1 - February 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Frau Professor Bradley / Christianity made reasonable/ Spanking the APA, and more.
Sports and society
Seinfeld on Sartre / Africa on TV / Arabia without Lawrence
Does the right to bear arms belong to individuals? Or only to state militias? Even liberal legal scholars believe that gun ownership is a personal right, and judges are starting to agree. But just when it looks like gun control is doomed, in rides a posse of angry historians.
by Chris Mooney
CLARA MICCINELLI'S CABINET OF WONDERS
To the consternation and delight of scholars, an Italian woman discovers Latin texts, knotted string, the records of a Jesuit conspiracy, and a brand-new interpretation of Peru's favorite colonial manuscript. And then there's the 18th-century alchemist who sends her messages from beyond the grave....
by Jeremy Mumford
THE RETURN OF ISHI'S BRAIN
Anthropologists used to admire the friendship between the "last Stone Age Indian" and the legendary Alfred Kroeber. Now Kroeber's former department finds it embarrassing. Did the pioneer Native Americanist betray his friend's last wishes? Does anthropology have a guilty conscience?
by Christopher Shea
ALL THE PRESIDENTS' TAPES
Listening to your leader is good for you, citizen. And just in case you don't like audio, they're writing it all down: forty volumes of chatter by FDR, JFK, and LBJ. (Not to mention RN.) But can presidents tell you what really happened?
by Paul Mitchison
Jim Holt on size and persistence.
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