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The Washington Monthly Archives
By Steven Waldman
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    Total Archives: 42 Years, 418 Issues, 7,592 Articles, 27,230pp
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    1. From safety in the skies to extortion on the docks.
      The Washington Monthly
      , July 1987, pp. 28-39 - PDF
    2. Want to be rich in a currency that's unlimited, inflation-proof, and can't be devalued ...
      The Washington Monthly
      , May 1990, pp. 32-37 - PDF
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      The Iran-contra committee preened before the television lights, dished out immunity, le...
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      John Tower's lament--and what it misses.
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      The Washington Monthly
      , March 1991, pp. 51-53 - PDF
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      The Washington Monthly
      , January 2008, pp. 58-60 - PDF
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      1. Souled Out by E.J. Dionne, Jr.
      The Washington Monthly
      , June 1986, pp. 36-39 - PDF
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      The Washington Monthly
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      1. Souled Out by E.J. Dionne, Jr.
      The Washington Monthly
      , March 1987, pp. 25-33 - PDF
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      How crime, illegitimacy, and baby boomer demographics kindled a religious revival.
      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , July 1999, pp. 44-46 - PDF
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      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , January 1988, pp. 16-23 - PDF
    11. To each according to his ability? Naaah.
      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , March 1989, p. 38 - PDF
    12. Yet another way to fleece campaign contributors.
      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , October 1986, pp. 35-40 - PDF
    13. The story of how a bill became a law shows how the capital's self-interested forces nea...
      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
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      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , November 1996, pp. 38-40 - PDF
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      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , October 2001, pp. 18-19 - PDF
    16. Why the press is addicted to Norman Ornstein.
      1. The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
      The Washington Monthly
      , December 1986, pp. 33-38 - PDF
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      Gore Vidal's fiction is fun and accurate. Too bad his non-fiction is reckless and annoy...
      1. Empire by Gore Vidal
      The Washington Monthly
      , September 1987, pp. 45-48 - PDF
    18. Can't we do better than Jim Wright?
      1. Empire by Gore Vidal
      The Washington Monthly
      , March 1986, pp. 28-37 - PDF
    19. Re: Becoming more Jewish.
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      The Washington Monthly
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    20. Academics would understand government better if they saw its problems first-hand.
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      The Washington Monthly
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