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The Sensitive Areas
Some problems of practical politics
The survival of historic forces
Burmese character and customs
Excerpts from speeches by the honorable U Nu, Prime Minister of the Union of Burma
A tradition of hard work and independence
A partnership in melodic sounds
Surviving Traditions from Pagan and Mandalay
Drama, dance, and film
Goals for the future
An eye toward growth
Notes on immigration
Its background in the independence movement
Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine
Alchemy, spirits, and ancient rituals
What lies behind Burma's foreign policy
After the rice harvest the women of a Burmese village gather to pound out the grains from the husks. Is they work, they sing these traditional folk songs, which have been collected and translated by U Khin Zaw.
“Rocket for rocket,”says BARBARA WARD, the former foreign editor of the London ECONOMIST, “the Western fencers can catch up with the Russians. But speeding up the arms race will not end the tension. Is there an alternative which does not entail the appeasement of Russian imperialism? ” This is her objective in the article which follows.
HARRY MARK PETRAKIS was thirty-three years old, happily married, the father of two sons, and busily employed in a steel company in Pittsburgh before he succeeded in breaking into ATLANTIC print. His story, “Pericles on 34th Street,” won the Atlantic “First” Award for 1957; this is his second story, and he is now at work on a novel.
Despite extraordinary gains in the sale of small foreign cars in this country, Detroit still seems to doubt that this relatively new market is worth developing. But while the number of American manufacturers has been diminishing, more and more producers overseas are finding buyers here for an increasing variety of their models. JOHN L. HESSis a New York journalist who specializes in business.