Your diarist is filing this dispatch from a small village named Halton, some 50 miles northwest of London.
To be more precise, I am filing this dispatch from inside an American-made motor home sitting on the great lawn of a 52-room English country manor house, built by the banker Alfred de Rothschild in 1882. Read More
It’s two months since Secretary of State Madeleine Halfbright’s remark that a couple of cruise missiles up Slobodan’s ass and it’ll all be over Over There. We’re heading toward Day 60 of bombardment and the buggers in Belgrade still refuse to surrender. In what may come to be called the Coward’s War, civilian casualties mount Read More
The accidental NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade seals the fate of the Kosovo war. Before the rubble cooled, angry brass in Beijing were asking each other why they had funneled millions of dollars into Bill Clinton’s re-election campaign, if he can’t even keep his bombs away from the property of his patrons. Read More
Our flighty Bill Clinton has had himself another one of his 10-day topics. The Prexy’s fickle attention having been caught by the Colorado high school murders, he has flitted onto gun control and is expatiating on the subject with all the tremolo and corn-pone compassion that has endeared him to us, lo, these many years Read More
“First of all, the rap has gone out that Gore can’t win,” said Democratic insider John LoCicero, apropos of why he felt that “everybody was buzzing” at the April 15 fund-raiser held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers for Bill Bradley, the Presidential candidate he had decided that very day to back. “Look Read More
“What we don’t know is the unknown,” said the trim-looking man with an authoritative manner. He was the umpteenth expert to appear on the Fox News Channel that day and I, who had been watching the Kosovo war on television for more hours than I care to recollect, could only nod in bleary-eyed agreement.
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Has there ever been such a bizarre two weeks in the Clinton Administration? In any Administration? Here we are, fighting a war against a man our President compares to Hitler. Every other day, The New York Times runs a banner headline appropriate to a market crash or the Second Coming, reporting only that we have Read More
Our diplomats can’t say it. Our politicians feel embarrassed saying it. We have had some unsavory allies, and our Government is often willing to go to bed with anyone offering a buck-and what about little My Lai and napalming the rice paddies, and what about our military complicity in torture centers in South America? But, Read More
If any questions about the regime in Belgrade still lingered before the events of the past week, the totalitarian and genocidal character of Slobodan Milosevic’s gangster government is now past any pretense of doubt. So is the American interest in defeating Mr. Milosevic, who has spent the past several years transforming himself from a small-time Read More
Dear vastly influential Manhattanite:
Have you found the past few months of life in America somewhat unsettling?
Do you sometimes feel as if you are growing out of touch?
Do you find yourself disagreeing with the nightly opinion polls on any number of subjects-Microsoft’s antitrust problems, morality in government, day trading in the Read More