Volume 10, No. 7 - October 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Jim Holt matches the punishment to the crime.
Tenth Anniversary Issue
YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS...
Our unofficial history of academia in the 1990's.
BY THE EDITORS
The two loves of Marie d'Agoult
Sartre's Jewish question /
Woe in Poeville/
Lynne Cheney's pomo past /
Our readers pick
the best books of the 90's /
THE COLOR TEST
Is the justice system doing more harm to black suspects or black victims? David Cole and Randall Kennedy debate.
BY EYAL PRESS
BONOBOS IN PARADISE
Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you living in a primate sextopia? Scientists wonder if bonobos are the world's sexiest apesor just killing time in the zoo.
BY HELEN EPSTEIN
If you write a biography of Gore Vidal, you get to know him well. You learn to appreciate, for example, his talent for a literary spat. With you.
BY FRED KAPLAN
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO
Military sociologist Charles Moskos may have coined "don't ask, don't tell," but even he can't explain why openly gay soldiers are a threat to unit cohesion.
BY NATHANIEL FRANK