April 1989

Cover Story

A Look at the Politics and Players in the Middle East
Through the Intifada, Palestinians Work to Create Their Own State

Columns

Six years ago President Ronald Reagan launched the so-called Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars, proclaiming his objective of a "peace shield" that would protect the people
On Friday, February 3, Frances Skolnick received a phone call from a reporter
The plea was painfully direct: "Please don't participate in killing kids."
For those of us who live in Washington, D.C., the debates in Congress that project themselves across the nation often have more than a little irony.
The Returns Are In ...
It requires a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get to this isolated and beautiful corner of the earth.

Culture Watch

The ad line for the new Oliver Stone-Eric Bogosian film, Talk Radio, gets my first nomination for The 1989 William Jennings Bryan "Cross of Gold" Award.

Departments

These urgent dawns call me from sleep/as if each message bore repeating

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