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"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers"
Andre Malraux's decision to send the VENUS DE MILO to Japan as an inducement for the Olympic Games and Pope John's earlier offer to have Michelangelo's PIETA travel to New York for the World's Fair have prompted this expostulation by ERNST H. GOMBRICH, director of the Warburg Institute in London and the author of ART AND ILLUSION
Author and war correspondent , ALAN MQOREHEAD was born in Australia , left for Europe at the age of twenty-tire , and has been traveling ever since. Of his war hooks he is best known for GALLTPOLI and his life of Montgomery, and of his travel books , THE WHITE NILE and THE BLUE NILE. The following excerpt is from his new volume , COOPER’S CREEK, to be published by Harper & Row.
If information is power, arguesVANCE PACKARD,Americans today should be uneasy about the amount of detail now being ferreted out about them by agencies both public and private. This article and its sequel. “ The Right to Privacy,” which will appear in the MarchATLANTIC, have been drawn from Mr. Packard’s new book,THE NAKED SOCIETY,soon to be published by the David McKay Company.
After taking an honors degree at Oxford, ALLAN SEAGERwas an editor ofVANITY FAIRmagazine under Frank Crowninshield. Now professor of English at the University of Michigan. Mr. Seager has published about eighty short stories and Jive novels, the latest beingAMOS BERRY, HILDA MANNING,and.DEATH OF ANGER. The following story is included in A FRIEZE OF GIRLS, being published this month by McGraw-Hill.
In the course of the past year MARTHA GELLHORN, the author and noted foreign correspondent, paid an extended visit to the Federal Republic of Germany and, confining her attention almost exclusively to students, sought to determine whether this younger generation could in time be responsible for a “New Germany.”Here are her findings.
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 he devoted to the work of young poets.
In unprecedented numbers, honeymooners, housewives, vacationers, and strikers are receiving benefits from the unemployment insurance fund. In the following article, an office manager of the Employment Service reveals the antiquity of our unemployment insurance laws.
MAURO SENESI is a young writer who lives in Florence and contributes to various Italian newspapers and magazines. His first short story published in America appeared in the ATLANTIC in the autumn of 1961. He has since finished the English version of his novel, LONGSHADOW,and is working on a new book. The following story has been translated by Elaine Maclachlan.
GERALD W. JOHNSON is the author of biographies of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevell, Andrew Jackson, and John Paul Jones. The following article is the last of three pieces drawn from his forthcoming book, HODCARRIER : NOTES OF A LABORER ON AN UNFINISHED CATHEDRAL. to be published in March by William Morrow.