September 1964

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  • Cuba's Fumbling Marxism: An Eyewitness Account

    Born in Scotland, educated in France and England, JAMES CAMERON has been a reporter for more than twenty-five years. As chief foreign correspondent for the London NEWS CHRONICLE, he was one of the first Western observers to travel freely in Red China, and his account of what was going on inside this Communist country was set forth in his book MANDARIN RED, published in 1955. Now a free-lance journalist, he traveled recently to Cuba at the ATLANTIC'S invitation. Here is what he found.

  • Rhodesia

  • Who's in Charge Here?

  • Pismire Agonistes

  • Majoring in Resistance

    H. F. ELLIS is widely known for his light prose and is a frequent contributor to the pages of the ATLANTIC.

  • Mid - Atlantic

  • A Guide to Cookbook Entertaining

    An American writer living in Mexico City, the author sometimes uses the pseudonym MIM.

  • The Table Wines of Spain

  • One Thing Leads to Another And

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • Japan

  • Red Flag Over the Seven Seas

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • Aldous Huxley in California

    An English writer who became an American citizen in 1946, CHRISTOPHER ISUERWOOD has done scripts for film studios in hath countries and collaborated with W. H. Auden in the writing of three plays. He became a resident student of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, where he worked in making translations from the Sanskrit, and during these years he was in close touch with Aldous Huxley.

  • Retooling the Mind

    The continuing explosion of new knowledge is so basic to our entire economic life that “ it is upsetting many of the traditional relationships in our social system,”says NEIL W. CHAMBERLAIN, professor of economics at Yale. In the article which follows, Professor Chamberlain suggests methods whereby education may become a lifetime process.

  • The Battle of Mussolini

    Novelist and short story writer, who made his first appearance in the ATLANTIC and all of whose books hare appearec under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint, (IEOFFREY HOUSEHOLD is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford, am served with distinction in Greece and the Levant during the Second Warid War. Among his books are ROOI E VIALIC a collection of short stories, THE SALVATION OF PJSCO GABAH; and WATCHERS IN TIIK SHADOW.

  • Lost Tribe

  • The March Toward Equality

    ANTHONY LEWIS, a Harvard graduate, class of 1948, has been with the Washington Bureau of the New YorkTIMESsince 1955, covering the Supreme Court and the Justice Department, He has received two Pulitzer Prizes for his exceptional reporting, and his new book.GIDEON’S TRUMPET,gives, as David Brinkley says, “an exciting look at the true quality of American justice.”The following essay is taken fromPORTRAIT OF A DECADE: THE SECOND AMKRICAN REVOLUTION,a NewYork TIMESReport on Civil Rights, 1954 to 1964, to be published by Random House.

  • Of Roots and Veins: A Testament

    Draftsman, wood engraver, and sculptor, LEONARD BASKIN, a Well-known artist, leaches at Smith. He was born in New Jersey. turned to the graphic arts in his mid-twenties, and has developed a philosophy which he fluently expresses in his lectures, in his works of art, and in essays such as the one which follaws.

  • Mexico's California

    Publisher, writer, conservationist , PAUL BKOOKS spends most of his holidays camping with his wife in remote spots from Alaska to East Africa. His account of their adventures,many of which have been described in theATLANTIC, will be published this month by Alfred A. Knopf under the title ROADLESS AREA.

  • Cold White Death

  • The Pursuit of Guilt: Germany's Final Roundup of War Criminals

    As a young Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army stationed in Vienna at the end of the Second World War, GORDON BROOK-SHEPHERD first became involved in the manhunt for Nazi war criminals. He here explains how the Germans themselves have maintained their search despite the resistance of former SS officers, and why the roundup will be brought to an end next May. Diplomatic editor of the London SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, Mr. Brook-Shepherd is the author of five books on modern history.

  • A Pig Tale

    On her farm in Danvers, ELIZABETH R. CHOATEand her late husband, the publisher of the Boston HERALD-TRAVELER,maintained a wide assortment of domestic animals with whose habits they became increasingly familiar. This is the second of a series of papers to be continued into the winter.

  • Gadarenes

  • Learning to Read

    Learning to read is the biggest assignment of the firstgrader. Teacher and author. DONALD D. DURRELL initiated and is chairman of a national study of firstgrade reading sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education. He has taught at Boston University since 1930 and was dean of its School of Education from 1942 to 1952.

  • The Inert Senate

    BOOKS and MEN In his new, provocative book, CONGRESS: THE SAPLESS BRANCH,Senator Joseph S. Clark accuses the legislative branch of our government of pallid inertia. For an appraisal of Senator Clark’s position we have turned to GERALD W. JOHNSON,historian, biographer, and journalist whose salty, courageous criticism has won him a host of admiring readers over the years.

  • Dead Toucan

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