november 1951

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  • The Attack on Yale

    "God and Man at Yale, written by William F. Buckley, Jr., is a savage attack on that institution as a hotbed of 'atheism' and 'collectivism.' I find the book is dishonest in its use of facts, false in its theory, and a discredit to its author."

  • Tourist in Haiti

    A former newspaperman now engaged in public relations work in Philadelphia, CASKIE STINNETT takes his vacations in the wintertime and spends them in Haiti.

  • A Hollywood Child Star's Garden of Verses, V: Apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The Larchcrest Code

  • Words Without Music

  • Home Morale

  • Repairs and Maintenance

    JOHN M. CONLY A a forintr New York and Washington newspaperman who is now an associate editor of Pathfinder, “ They Shall HareMusic” is a quarterly feature in the Atlantic.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Islam

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Poland

  • To Make Men Free

    An American who has never ceased to fight for Freedom. ARCHIBALD MACLEISH graduated from Yale in 1915 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1920. But he resigned from one of Boston’s leading lw firms on the very day he had hern elected a partner, and as a free lance in Bans devoted full time to his poetry, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. The author of twenty-three volumes, he laid aside his writing for a time to serve as the Librarian of Congress (1939-1944)Assistant Secretary of State (1944-1945), and Chairman of the American Delegation to the UN conferences which created UNESCO (1945).

  • New Cities for Old

    Although he was born in Paris, Illinois, and his grandparents hailed from Arizona, New York claimed WlLLlAM ZECKEXDORF at the age of two, and in the driving force of his maturity he has had much to contribute to the rejuvenation of that city. Now in his forty-sixth year, he is the President of Webb & Knapp, real-estate developers, who invest and finance for their own account and who have put new life into old property in many metropolitan areas across the country. This article is an enlargement of a talk which Mr. Zeckendorf gave before the Harvard School of Design.

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  • The Budget Must Go Up

    No New Yorker has a longer or more distinguished record of public service than ROBERT MOSES. He joined the Bureau of Municipal Research in 1913 when John Purroy Mitchel became mayor, and ever since has worked uninterruptedly for city and state. Today, as City Construction Co-ordinator, he handles the hundreds of millions which are spent on the parkways, public beaches, housing developments, the bridges, throughways, and other improvements required by the most active city in the world. Two years ago he teas appointed to the Mayor’s Committee on Management Survey; gradually the press spread the word that when the Committee made its report there would be enormous economies all down the line. This was too much for Mr. Moses and he spoke out.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • Dance to the Piper

    A choreographer and dancer whose ballets in Oklahoma!, Bloomer Girl, Brigadoon, and allegro have brought a new quality to the American stage, AGNES DE MILLE had a long row to hoe before she could establish herself as a dancer and break through the callous resistance of Broadway. The granddaughter of Henry George, and the daughter of If illiani de Mille, the playwright, she would not accept her initial defeats in New York, and it was in the London theater of Marie Rambert that she first enjoyed sustained recognition before a critical British public. The art and the discipline of a choreographer came later, and again it was in a foreign company, the Ballet Russe, that she projected her first great ballet, Rodeo, dancing the lead in it at the Metropolitan on the opening night. This is the second of four installments from her warm, spirited book. Dance to the Piper.

  • The Changeling

    JOSEPHINE JOHNSON, a native of Missouri, whose first published short story appeared in the Atlantic, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1934 with her beautifully descriptive novel. Now in November. Today she is living with her husband, her two children, and Fuzzy, the cat she describes in her story, in a 130-year-old house just outside of Cincinnati. In spite of her family responsibilities, she still finds the necessary quiet for the new novel on which she is at work.

  • Fished to Death

    A Californian born and bred, CLARK C. VAN FLEET has been fishing the streams of the West Coast for going on five decades. A conservationist at heart, he has noted the steady decline in the salmon migration; he has seen thousands of fish dashed to death at the bases of great new dams and been revolted by the ruthlessness of the trawler and the canner. Extinction, he says, can come easily when Americans grow careless of the future. Readers will recall Mr. Van Fleet’s articles on the steelhead trout which appeared in our August and September issues.

  • The Man Who Found Troy

    In the realm of archaeology no exploit is more remarkable than that of Heinrich Schliemann, a born linguist who rolled up a big fortune as an exporter and who then proceeded to confound the scholars by tracking down the site of Troy and the treasures of Mycenae. C. W. CERAM tells the Schliemann story in fresh detail in his book, Gods, Graves and Scholars, which will be published by Alfred Knopf this autumn. Mr. Ceram, a German critic and publisher, was in 1915 editor of The World, a British-sponsored newspaper in Hamburg, and is today editor of Rowohlt Verlag, the Hamburg publishers.

  • The Adjutant

    A product of the Canadian prairies, now in his early thirties, DONALD GREENE taught in the country schools for five years before entering the Canadian Army where he served for a time with the Paratroopers. “I should not.”he says, “like any of my old paratrooper friends to think that the basis of the story is anything but fictional. The characters and situations are imagination pure and simple.”Mr. Greene took his M. A. at University College. London, in 1948 and is at present lecturing in English at the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Jim Forrestal: A Portrait in Politics

    From his observation tower as editor of the Washington Post, HERBERT ELLISTON had as good an opportunity as any writer for watching Secretary Forrestal at work. Before he came to Washington. Mr. Elliston had served as foreign correspondent for the Manchester Guardian and the New York Herald, as chief editor of the Chinese government’s economic publications, and as financial editor of the Christian Science Monitor. His record commended him to Forrestalthe two often compared notes or exchanged booksand out of this friendship, the editor was able to measure the inner man whose self-portrait is partly revealed in The Forrestal Diaries published by Viking this autumn.

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Books: The Editors Like

  • Reader's Choice

  • Letters to Benvenuta

  • The Strange Children

  • The Lobbyists

  • The Betrothed

  • This American People

  • Accent on Living

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