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A failed Communist coup leads to bloody military reprisals and to the rise of Suharto
RODERICK NORDELL has served as editorial writer, reviewer, and columnist on THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. He is a graduate of Harvard and holds a degree from the University of Dublin.
A professor of English literature at the University of Massachusetts, ALEX PAGE has recently returned from a sabbatical, which he spent mostly in Germany.
Back in 1958 when Peter Ustinov was performing daily in his successful play ROMANOFF AND JULIET, the ATLANTIC editor persuaded him to do a series of short stories, the first he had ever written. Of the twelve we have published since that time, this is surely one of the best.
Most of the people who commit crimes which could send them to prison do not go, says Mr. Jackson, a Brooklynborn Junior Fellow at Harvard, who is studying imerican folklore and penology. For two years he has been visiting prisons to interview inmates and law enforcement officials.
The idea that the government should live within its means and annually balance its budget was the fiscal policy objective of the nation’s leaders until the decade of the sixties. How the unbalanced budget was converted from a vice to a virtue is here told by Neil W. Chamberlain, professor of economics at Yale.
A little more than a year ago the ATLANTIC published “Man Overboard,” James Ballard’s first short story. Mr. Ballard studied at St. Johns College in Annapolis, served with the Strategic Air Command, and is now working for VISTA, fourteen miles up a dirt road in western Washington.
Of all the famous men she has written about in her biographies, Mr. Justice Holmes, Tchaikovsky, young John Adams, Sir Edward Coke, and Francis Bacon, Catherine Drinker Bowen believes that Bacon was the most companionable, the one she would most have enjoyed spending an afternoon with. Here is why she thinks so.
Britain’s current economic troubles, believes Sheffield White, stem from the British businessman himself, who seems all too content to remain mired in the outmoded methods of the past. Sheffield While is the pseudonym of a director of a British business concern.
In their memoirs of the 1930s, a walker in the city, Alfred Kazin, and a walker in the country, Granville Hicks, meet at a special moment in American life. Their rendezvous suggests lo ATLANTIC critic Louis kronenberger contrasts and similar Hies that are pertinent lo the 1960s.
Poet and friend of poets, Peter Davison is the director of the Atlantic Monthly Press and author of BREAKING OF THE DAY AND OTHER POEMS,which won the competition for the Yale Series of Younger Poets and which was published in 1964 by Yale University Press.
In some sense, soys zoologist N. J. Her rill, aging begins before birth and is a quality of those processes ire call development and growth. Self-renewal, whether of body cells or of the mind, is the source of youth and serves to postpone the end of ereryman’s life.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and eager to sample the best, Charles W. Morton, with the approval of his parents, headed East for Ids schooling. When that proved disappointing, he tried his hand at tractor driving and card playing in Wyoming. Mr. Morton is associate editor of the ATLANTIC.