May 27, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 19Whole No. 4489

Editorials

Health Care and the Campaign

Health care is emerging as a major campaign issue, and rightly so, because we are in trouble. The U.S. Census Bureau has found that over 44 million people lack health insurance.

Articles

The China Trade Debate
Nancy Hartnagel

The debate over whether the United States should give permanent normal trade relations to China pits human rights concerns against economic ones.

The Origins of Amity
John J. Savant

Generalizations about races or nations, however prejudiced, usually have some basis in fact. - Peter Mansfield, The Arabs.

The Church's Bishop, A City's Pastor
Philip J. Murnion

It might surprise many to learn that no bishop has ministered to more persons living with AIDS than Cardinal John O’Connor, who by his own report tended to countless patients at St.

Distributors of Justice: A Case for a Just Wage
Michael J. Naughton

In this Jubilee year, the issue of wealth distribution, especially as it relates to the larger macroeconomic issues of international debt and globalization, has received a good deal of attention an

Fighting Against Sweatshop Abuses
George M. Anderson

When did your anti-sweatshop work begin? We began our labor rights activities in Latin America in the early 1990’s in El Salvador and Honduras.

Books and Culture

Books
Making Friends
Peter R. Beckman
Patrick Tyler, The New York Times’s Beijing bureau chief from 1993 to 1997, begins his history of U.S.
Books
Life on the Line
W.W. Meissner
Suicide is a major mental health problem that touches all our lives.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Jesus' Last Will and Testament
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
A God Who Gets Foolishly Close
Patrick J. Malone
Columns
Guffaws for the Governor
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Letters
Letters
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