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OCTOBER 1998 | Volume 282 No. 4
mcvs9810 picture Unwanted Sex

Three decades of public discussion about all forms of unwanted sex, from rape to sexual harassment, have done little to address the inadequacies of our laws. In some ways the law still gives less protection to a woman's body than it does to her car or purse. (We're sorry, this article will not appear online.)

by Stephen Schulhofer

The Ships of Port Revel

They are scale models, weighing tons, and it is on them that the world's pilots and captains refine their ship-handling skills. (We're sorry, this article will not appear online.)

by John McPhee

The Next Industrial Revolution

"Eco-efficiency" is the current buzzword in industry -- but all it really promises to do is to slow down the rate of environmental destruction. Two prominent designers propose a radical new strategy.

by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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Notes & Comment: The Hidden Side of the Clinton Economy
The increasingly straitened circumstances of many working Americans don't show up in the official numbers. Here's why.
by John E. Schwarz

Urban Life: Saturday Night at the Haçienda
How Manchester, England, transformed itself from a bleak industrial-age relic into a postindustrial entertainment zone.
by Eric Schlosser

Politics: Should Election Day Be a Holiday?
There is only one practical way to increase voter turnout.
by Martin P. Wattenberg

Humor, Fiction, & Poetry

seahorse picture The Man Into Whose Yard You Should Not Hit Your Ball
A poem
by Thomas Lux

Journalism Today
An example
by Ian Frazier

Before the Flood
A poem
by W. S. Merwin

My Weddings
A short story
by Erika Krouse

The Odds
A poem
by Teresa Cader

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Arts & Leisure

Travel: A Mediterranean Mix
Pantelleria, Italy's island outpost.
by G. Franco Romagnoli

Music: Misunderstanding Gershwin
George Gershwin's contradictory styles continue to stump most critics of his music.
by David Schiff


The Enemy Within
Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America, by Ellen Schrecker; The Soviet World of American Communism, by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson
by James T. Patterson

University, Inc.
The University in Ruins, by Bill Readings
by David Harvey

Brief Reviews
by Phoebe-Lou Adams

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The October Almanac

The Puzzler
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Word Improvisation
by J. E. Lighter

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