May 1965

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  • Slaves for Rent: The Shame of American Farming

    The price we pay for agricultural prosperityfor crowded supermarkets and the highest standard of living in the worldis the heartless exploitation of millions of itinerant farm workers. Truman Moore, a twenty-nine-year-old free-lance writer-photographer, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, spent four years traveling the migrant streams and talking with growers,union officials, ministers, social workers,and the migrants themselves. The article following is drawn from his book THE SLAVES WE RENT,which Random House will publish later this month.

  • The Sin of Betting

  • The No-Sweat Garden Guide for Spring

    W. F. MIKSCH is a free-lance writer living in Newtown, Connecticut, and has contributed many fight pieces to Accent on Living.

  • Sex Without Popcorn

    ROBERT FONTAINE is the author of the Broadway hit THE HAPPY TIME and several books, and has written many light articles for the ATLANTIC.

  • Sojourn in Haifa

  • The New Folklorist

  • India

  • The California Sound

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • Science and Industry

  • Washington

  • Austria

  • The Plot to Drown Alaska

    Author of ROADLESS AREA, this year’s winner of the .John Burroughs Medal. Paul Brooks is a frequent contributor to the ATLANTIC, in addition lo his regular duties as editor in chief of Houghton Mifflin Company, In his article “Alaska: Last frontier(ATLANTIC,September, 196%) he pointed out (hat to the conservationist, liAlaska today offers us something that history seldom affordsa second chance/is the present paper makes clear, ill-conceived projects like Rampart Dam could destroy (hat chance forever.

  • The Other T. S. Eliot

    In his rise from an obscure poet to the author of those best-selling novels known as the ALEXANDRIA QUARTET, Lawrence Durrell had T. S. Eliot as his editor, and the Eliot he remembers, laughing, encouraging, and criticizing, is very different from that somewhat solemn picture of the Nobel Prize winner.

  • The Decline of Communism in Latin America

    Ernst 11 alper in. a research associate at the Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has spent two years in Latin America studying Communism and has arrived at some surprising conclusions about its prospects below the border. Currently living in Bio de Janeiro, he has written for newspapers and many major periodicals and is the author of TIM: TRIUMPHANT HERETIC, a book about Tito.

  • Containing Communism: East and West

    A wide-ranging research associate at M.I.T.’s Center for International Studies, Mr. Griffith sees vital need for continued firmness in United States policy toward both of the major disputants in the Communist world. Author of many books and policy studies, including the recent volume THE SINO-SOVIHT RIET, he calls for a program that will curb Red Chinese expansionism as effectively as the post-war policy of containment has restricted Soviet expansion.

  • Wood

    A graduate of Stanford, Wallace While began his writing as a reporter on the Salt Lake TRIBUNEin 1952. Seven years later he joined the staff of the NEW YORKER and has been there ever since.

  • In Retrospect

  • How to Sleep With a Dyne

    When in Scandinavia last spring, Phoebe Lou Adams found much to enjoy in Denmark—the Viking ships, the old forts, the strange food, the hospitable people; but when it came to the sleeping arrangements it was a different story. Miss Adams’ first book, A ROUGH MAP OF GREECE, has just been published by Atlantic—Little, Brown.

  • The Brush of a Comet: Archibald Macleish at the Library of Congress

    In the spring of 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been mulling over the question of who would succeed Herbert Putnam as Librarian of Congress. Dr. Putnam, a scholar, had made the Library attractive to foreign visitors such as J. J. Jusserand, the French ambassador, and Lord Bryce, the British ambassador. The President was tempted to appoint Archibald MacLeish, and sought the advice of his friend Justice Felix Frankfurter.

  • Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

    Under this pseudonym two young librarians have collaborated in writing a good-natured expostulation about their profession. Librarianship, they point out, is extremely demanding, and librarians need plenty of musclephysical, mental, and moral.

  • Private Services for Dylan Thomas, Theodore Roethke

  • William Golding

    A British novelist who began his career as a teacher, William Golding participated in heavy action as a naval officer in World War II, and then returned to teaching until the success of LORD OF THE FLIES in this country brought him freedom to write full time. The reasons for his immense popularity among undergraduate readers are here scrutinized by Kenneth Rexroth, poet, painter, and critic.

  • Country Girl

  • Challenging the Gifted Bronx High School of Science

    Since its foundation twenty-seven years ago, the Bronx High School of Science has taken pride in the outstanding record of achievement of its graduates. Last year, its 900 seniors all went on to college, winning more than 700 scholarships. Scientist, teacher, and principal since 1958, Alexander Taffel describes in detail the goals and methods of this fine school, which has served as a model for many schools here and abroad.

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