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The Social Security Bill: 25 Years After
In 1933, together with many of his youthful Harvard Law School classmates, Thomas H. Eliot went to Washington, becoming assistant solicitor of the Department of Labor under Frances Perkins. She appointed Mr. Eliot as counsel for the committee which drafted the Social Security bill. After serving as general counsel for the Social Security Board, he returned to Massachusetts, taught at Harvard, was elected to Congress, and in 1952 joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
A classic review
MARTHA GELLHORN. short-story writer, novelist, former war correspondent, reported her first visit to Poland for the ATLANTIC in March, 1959, in an article entitled. “Home of the Brave.” Here is an account of her second journey to that remarkable country.
The Cost of Secrecy
A nuclear physicist who was horn in Uislria and brought to this country in his infancy, DR. I. I. KABI was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 19-Vi. fie has been a member of the Columbia i nirersity faculty since 1929 and was made Chairman of the President’s Science Advisory Committee in 1997.
The Case for Ending Nuclear Tests
The debate over whether or not to end nuclear testing has now reached international proportions. One of the most eminent scientists irho twite res that tee can and should stop the tests is DR. HANS A. BETHE of Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies. Dr. Bethe, who was born in Strasbourg, became a naturalized citizen in 1941, and for his work in anting the development of the A-bornb he received the President’s Medal of Merit in 1946.
The Legacy of Leontis
HARRY MARK PETRAKISbroke into print in theATLANTICwith his first story, “Pericles on 34th Street,” which won a Benjamin Franklin Magazine Citation and an Atlantic ”First” Award for 1957. His novel,LION AT MY HEART,a view of Greek — American life published last year, was taken for television production onPLAYHOUSE 90.
The Magic Toot: Reflections of a Casual Flautist
NEWTON F. I OLMAN, a New England Yankee, is now operating a tree farm in New Hampshire and enjoying the perquisites of a bucolic life, which include fishing in the spring, hunting in the fait, tooling on his flute in the winter, and writing whenever the spirit moves him.
A New Fairy Tale About a Very Old Witch
At no time in our past has the ATLANTIC received as many poems as are now submitted to us. They are evidence of an interest in poetry which never slackens. As an incentive for writers yet uneslablished, we set aside a number of pages in our February and August issues to be devoted to the work of young poets.
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
The Clock Outran the Mouse
The Gandhi Way
KINGSLEY MARTINbecame editor of theNEW STATESMANin 1931, and in the intervening years he has made his paper the most penetrating, caustic, and widely read weekly of critical content in Britain. He travels extensively, especially in the East; he has been five times to India in recent years; and, as this paper shows, he has come to a close understanding with vinoba Bhave.
How to Learn More About Colombia
The Power of the Tides
JOHN J. HOWLANDSlives at the irater’s edge in Cohasset. on the south shore of Massachusetts Hay. a perfect vantage point from which to observe the ways of birds and boatmen and the constant, yet ever-changing power of the tides. The following essay is taken from his new book,SPINDRIFT,which is being published by Norton this month.
The Yearling Swift
‘’Although the yearling swifts do not breed, they frequent the colonies during the breeding season, selecting holes, forming pairs and even building nests.” — “The Home Life of the Swift” by David and Elizabeth Lack in 20th Century Bestiary, a Scientific American book, Simon and Schuster.
Accent on Living
The Neurotic's Notebook
The Dictionary Walrus
The Dictionary Brontosaurus
The Dictionary Dromedary
The Dictionary Gargoyle
Pony Show in Connemara
Tenting Around Europe
The Peripatetic Reviewer
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