October 1962

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  • A Plea for Physical Fatness

    The best way to beat the Russians may be ... to outweigh them

  • Travel Light

  • Germany

  • I Fancy Freezing

    An authority on good cooking, PEGGY HARVEY is the author of SEASON TO TASTE and A BRIDE’S COOKBOOK, the latter just published by Atlantic-Little, Brown.

  • Beetles

  • I'm Sorry, But..

    C. S. JENNISONwrites light verse and prose with equal facility and is a frequent contributor to the ATLANTIC and other magazines.

  • Other Voices, Other Booms

  • Tiger, Stay Away From My Door

    DORIS PARKMAN lives in Boston and writes for her own entertainment. This is her first appearance in the pages of Accent on Living.

  • Non-Jazz Jazz

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • Afghanistan

  • West Indies

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • The Poverty of Nations

    JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITHis on leave from his post as Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard to serve as our ambassador in India. To his responsibility as a diplomat he brings the training and acumen of an economist; and in his current assignment he has become increasingly sensitive to the key problem in the newly developing nationspoverty, and how it is to be alleviated.

  • Admit and Flunk

    In this article, LAIRD BELLlooks squarely at the problem of the large number of admissions to our state universities. A Chicago lawyer with an informed, devoted interest in education, Mr. Bell is currently chairman of the board of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and has been a member of the governing boards of the University of Chicago, Harvard College, and Carleton College.

  • The Dog Race

    The theater, poetry, and rebellion are quick in the blood of BRENDAN BEHAN, the Irish playwright; and in this episode drawn from his volume of reminiscences, BRENDAN BEHAN’S ISLAND,illustrated by Paul Hogarth, which is to be published this month by Bernard Geis Associates, we see the lively, colorful background from which his writing has emerged.

  • The City Vote and the Rural Monopoly

    Publicist, and public-spirited, HELEN HILL MILLER was educated at Bryn Mawr and Oxford. She has been a correspondent for the London ECONOMIST, NEWSWEEK, and the NEW REPUBLIC,and takes a close interest in the political fortunes of Virginia, for whose governorship her husband fought a close but losing campaign against the Byrd machine.

  • Foreigners

  • The Time Enough for Glory

    “I never sailed before the mast, washed dishes, or went to war, writes OSCAR MILLARD. “I’ve always managed to survive by writing of some kind and never had any other ambitions.”Mr. Millard, who is London-born, attended private school, went on to Louvain University, and became London correspondent for a Brussels daily paper before he finally succumbed to the California sunshine and screen writing.

  • Abstract Art and the Critics

    Professor of fine arts at Harvard, JAMES S. ACKERMAN did his undergraduate work at Yale and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. In the following article, Professor Ackerman discusses the problem of art criticism, particularly as it relates to modern abstract art.

  • The Coachman's Story

    MAURO SENESIis a young Florentine journalist whose first stories in English appeared in the ATLANTIC last November. In the English versions of his short stories, Mr. Senesi has had the collaboration of Elaine Maclachlan.

  • A New Look at Latin America

    Professor of economics at Yale University, CHARLES E. LINDBLOMhere considers some striking aspects of Latin American political and economic development and takes a look at United States policy toward our neighbors to the south. Professor Lindblom has based his findings on his research ventures in the different countries of Latin America.

  • The Cliff Edge

  • A Kind of Demon

    A naturalist and a writer who was for many years a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, W. DOUGLAS BURDEN now divides his time between Vermont, Canada, and Washington, D. C. He is one of the founders of Marineland. His first book described his search and capture of the dragon lizards of Komodo, and his most recent volume, LOOK TO THE WILDERNESS, received an appreciative reading in 1960.

  • After a Wyoming Cougar Hunt

  • Teaching: The New Mathematics

    Professor JOHN G. KEMENY has pioneered a completely new program of mathematics instruction. With the encouragement of the Mathematics Association of America, he has radically changed the curriculum at Dartmouth to produce students better suited to the modern demands of industry, the sciences, and the new mathematics.

  • The Downfall of Jimmy Walker: Judge Seabury Cleans Up New York

    In 1930 Judge Samuel Seabury began a series of investigations into New York City corruption that still stand as a landmark in municipal housecleaning. The widespread and shocking exposures reached their climax two years later with the cross-examination of gay Mayor Jimmy Walker by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. HERBERT MITGANG,a journalist for the New York TIMESand author of LINCOLN AS THEY SAW HIM, has written a lively biography of Judge Seabury which will be published next March by Lippincott under the title THE MAN WHO RODE THE TIGER.

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