April 29, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 15Whole No. 4485

Editorials

Gun Control

The shooting of a 6-year old girl by a 6-year-old classmate in Flint, Mich., was followed a few weeks later by a 12-year-old’s holding his class hostage with a loaded semiautomatic pistol in Lisbon

Articles

The Killer Disease: A South African bishop looks at AIDS in his country
Buti Tlhagale

As if the social ills of Africa were not enough (ranging from military dictatorships, corruption, poverty, crime, unemployment, hunger, wars, ethnic strife, malaria and tuberculosis), H.I.V.-AIDS h

Escape to Freedom: Twenty-Five Years After the Fall of South Vietnam
Peter C. Phan

A quarter of a century may be just a dot in a nation’s history or a mere blip in the history of the world, but for over one million Vietnamese immigrants who have made their home in the United Stat

Books and Culture

Books
Setting the Record Straight
Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon
What do you do when you are the ex-president of a country that no longer exists, with a majority of your countrymen bitterly blaming you
Books
Reconstructing Christian Revelation
Peter C. Phan
Though the title might lead one to dismiss this book as just another in the swarm of apocalyptic writings like those by Tim LaHaye, Jerry

Columns and Departments

Columns
The Easter Anomaly
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
Letters
Letters
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