As the United States pursues its war in Afghanistan, the national and the international press have focused attention on the civilian casualties that inevitably result from bombing raids conducted in close proximity to civilian populations. Indeed, after each bombing raid, major newspapers around the world have diligently included the Taliban's assertions about civilian casualties. As the raids continue and ground troops are sent in, the likelihood of further civilian casualties will certainly increase.
BOOK REVIEW: Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food, Taming Our Primal Instincts. By Terry Burnham and Jay Phelan. (New York: Perseus Book Group, 2000. 224 pp. $24.00; $13.00, paper.)
Question: Is it moral to be homosexual? and what is Objectivism's view of homosexuality?
President George W. Bush's detractors frequently allege that he has only a dim grasp of the subtleties of foreign affairs. So, when he stated (on April 26) that the United States would do "whatever it took to help Taiwan defend herself" in case of an armed attack by Mainland China, his critics launched.

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