Strong U.S. Firms Key to Healthy World Economy LAURA D'ANDREA TYSON, LAURA D'ANDREA TYSON is a professor of economics and business administration at UC Berkeley and director of its Institute for International Studies. This piece is adapted from a longer article "They Are Not Us: Why American Ownership Matters" in The American Prospect journal
Rent Squeeze TONI MURRAY, TONI MURRAY of Los Angeles is legally blind and receives Social Security disability assistance . She comments here on a civil-rights lawsuit before the California Supreme Court brought by two welfare recipient s who claim their rent applications were rejected because they receive government assistance
Castro Embattled : Reform: Change is overdue. Wayne S. Smith and Tad Szulc, Wayne S. Smith is the former chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana and the author of "The Closest of Enemies: A Personal and Diplomatic Account of U.S.-Cuban Relations Since 1957" (Norton). Tad Szulc is a former New York Times correspondent and the author of "Fidel: A Critical Portrait" (Morrow)
History: Fervent anti-Americanism. Jean Edern-Hallier, 1-990 Le Monde/Jean-Edern Hallier. All rights reserved. In
October, 1962, the world came closer to nuclear war than ever before. U.S. intelligence discovered, through aerial photographs, that Soviet forces were installing launch platforms for nuclear missiles in Cuba. The photos also revealed the missiles that would clearly threaten the United States. and During the resulting crisis, Cuban President Fidel Castro and Soviet
Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev exchanged five letters. Copies of the letters were recently given to Jean-Edern Hallier, a French leftist intellectual, by Castro. and Here, with Hallier's commentary, are excerpts
What Sort of Political Future for Jerry Brown? Political Forecast interviews were conducted by Xandra Kayden, a visiting scholar at the Center for Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate School, and the author of "Surviving Power" (Free Press). W hat does the political future hold for Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., governor of California from 1975 to 1982, now state Democratic Party chairman?
A Hard-Edged Look at Life on L.A's Mean Streets Mike Davis, Mike Davis, the author of "City of Quartz," teaches urban theory at the Southern California Institute of Architecture; he has also written "Prisoners of the American Dream" (Verso). In "City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles," Mike Davis explores the city's dreams and realities. The hyped gang problem, and the police reaction to it, is one face of L.A. An excerpt: