Voices of America series

Voices of America series 1: the immigrant

The Scotsman, October 31 1988

It is twenty one years since the night when a middle-aged Chinese man slipped quietly off his merchant ship in the sprawling harbour of New Haven, Connecticut and padded away into the darkness to become an outlaw.

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Voices of America series 2: the poor

The Scotsman, November 1 1988

Denice Speed is one of the night people. Every evening, soon after darkness has driven the office workers away, she and some 6,000 other men and women are bused into the plate-glass and chrome splendour of downtown Washington DC, where they split up and swarm like termites through the buildings that the day people have left behind.

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Voices of America 3: the rich

The Scotsman, November 2 1988

Autumn 1988

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Voices of America series 5: the radical

The Scotsman, November 4 1988

Mitch Snyder is a nobody from nowhere. He is also a personal pain in President Reagan's neck, the subject of a Hollywood film about his life, and - according to whose story you hear - either an egomaniac blackmailer or the last Good Samaritan in America.

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