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Those of a skeptical nature in the United Kingdom and in France have raised the question of whether the United States could be trusted to defend the NATO countries in all contingencies, and if not, whether it might be wiser to have a nuclear striking force of European origin. This is Walter Lippmann's resounding answer.
“What the mob at Oxford hated was the intolerable idea that this different human being should claim a manhood equal to their own.”
WILLIAM BITTNER, who now lives in Dublin, is the author of the recently published POE: A BIOGRAPHY. He has contributed to the ATLANTIC and other magazines.
MARGARET BENNETT is a writer of light articles who lives in North Hollywood, California. This marks her second appearance in Accent on Living.
CHARLES W. MORTON was a reporter on the staff of the BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT when the Hub was going through the combined throes of Prohibition and Depression, a wry experience requiring imaginative resourcefulness. This is the first of three articles by the Associate Editor of the ATLANTIC.
JAMES D. KOERNER received his Ph.D. in American studies at Washington University in 1952, has taught at Kansas State University and at M.L.T., and is currently serving as president of the Council for Basic Education. He has recently completed a two-year study of teacher education, the results of which will be published by Houghton Mifflin this spring in a book entitled THE MISEDUCATION OF AMERICAN TEACHERS.
British norelist and playwright, who has written nearly seventy books and whose first big book, THE GOOD COMPANIONS,won him a large following in America, J. B. PRIESTLEY’Sreminiscences, MARGIN RELEASED,have just been published by Harper & Row. From his new book we have selected this hearty account of his enlistment and training in the First World War, when he served with men all from the West Riding.
There is every evidence of an increasing interest in ATLANTIC poetry. As an incentive for writers yet unestablished, twice a year we set aside a number of pages in the ATLANTIC to be devoted to the work of young poets.
A graduate of Vassar and the mother of a small son, SUE KAUFMAN is married to a doctor and lives in New York City. She is the author of two novels, THE HAPPY SUMMER DAYS and GREEN HOLLY, both published by Scribner’s, and is now working on short stories.
The last few miles of unspoiled Indiana dunes are threatened by two large steel companies which hope to build a deepwater port with federal aid if Congress fails to declare the dunes a national park. The little-known story behind this conservation struggle is here told by WILLIAM PEEPLES of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL’S editorial board.
GEORGE H. FREITAGis a sign painter by profession whose sensitive stories have appeared in our pages from time to time. He is now teaching an evening course in writing at Pasadena City College.
Giuseppe di Lampedusa wrote only one novel, THE LEOPARD, and a few short pieces before his death five years ago,but ever since, his reputation has been growing with readers around the world. The rich background — social, literary, and family — of his work is here discussed by ARCHIBALD COLQUHOUN, general editor of the Oxford Library of Italian Classics and the translator of Lampedusa’s work. A short version of this essay appeared in Lampedusa’s TWO STORIES AND A MEMORY, published by Pantheon.