“I’m a little browned off—that’s an English saving—about this conservative vs. liberal thing. Every sane person is a little bit of both.”
The opening stanza of “America the Beautiful” might well have been written about one corner of the continent, the Pacific Northwest, with its spacious skies and amber waves of grain above the fruited plain. Continuing the vicarious tour of the nation that last spring encamped The Atlantic in the state of Texas, we take you now into the nation’s “far corner,” a place of pleasures, contrasts, and problems, and of people who are deeply engaged in the struggle to save what is good about their lives while meeting the economic and technological demands of contemporary society.
This is the first published fiction of Mr. Griffith, a Tacoma-born journalist who is now senior staff editor of TIME, LIFE, FORTUNE,and the other Luce publications. He is author of THE WAIST-HIGH CULTURE.