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Marina Malenic
by | May 11, 2004

Eighteen years ago in Rome, an Italian journalist, Carlo Petrini, saw a McDonald’s open on Rome’s Piazza di Spagna and realized that, for the conquering hamburger, no space was sacred. Petrini, who had been a militant student in the early…

by | May 4, 2004

WASHINGTON — While the American public, insofar as it is concerned with international affairs, remains preoccupied with Iraq, the two other members of the Axis of Evil have not moved from the top of the U.S. foreign policy agenda. United…

by | Apr 29, 2004

This week the last Oldsmobiles rolled off their Lansing, Michigan assembly lines. “Oldsmobile production has remained unprofitable and, therefore, GM’s current planning is to end production with the 2004 models,” read a September 2001 General Motors announcement. The last 500…

by | Aug 11, 2003

PULA, Croatia — Just off the Istrian Coast of what is now Croatia, the Brijuni islands were once the playground of Austria-Hungary’s royalty. Hapsburg princes cavorted on the islands after inspecting their fleet in Pula, the Empire’s main military port…

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