April 1966

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  • New Yorkers Without a Voice: A Tragedy of Urban Renewal

    When the author, a thirty-five-year-old Lutheran minister, became pastor of Manhattan's Trinity Lutheran Church in 1961, he found himself in the middle of a political row involving New York City's redevelopment officials and tenement dwellers in and near an East River housing site marked for demolition. Set forth here are the details of that uneven struggle, and the dismaying lesson it holds for the poor in urban renewal conflicts. This article is adapted from Mr. Simon's book, FACES OF POVERTY.

  • Evening

  • My Spy Can Lick Your Spy

    Born in Germany, raised in New York, and educated at Columbia, Max Frankel was New York TIMES correspondent in Moscow for three years, has worked in Eastern Europe and Cuba as a newsman, and is now the TIMES’S diplomatic correspondent in Washington.

  • The Purple Cow

    In this seventh of her articles on Scandinavia, Miss Adams, the literary editor of the ATLANTIC, recounts her experiences when she ventured above the Arctic Circle to view the midnight sun. She has just revisited Scandinavia at a time when the sun is somewhat slovenly.

  • Eugene Ionesco

    Eugène Ionesco, whose play RHINOCEROS was one of the sensations of the 1961 Broadway season, has been called the most original playwright since Pirandello. Recently he joined the repertory ofclassic h reach dramatists with his fourth three-act play, LA SOIF ET FAIM,staged by the Coinédie Française. We hare turned for this portrait to Curtis Cate, writer and critic who lives in Paris.

  • Better Than People

  • The Sound of Status

    ALAN COHEN is a member of PUNCH’S editorial stuff and the author of many light articles. His “The Power and the Gloryappeared in the September, 1965, ATLANTIC.

  • The Worth of a Shekel

    MARCUS BROOKE was born in Scotland, has lived in Denmark and the United States, and divides his time between travel and archaeology.

  • The Minor Poet Ah-Mi Asks a Question

  • Where the Roads End

  • An Antiseptic Lover to His Love

  • Five Operas: Better Than They Seemed

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • Thailand

  • In the May Atlantic

  • France

  • Peru

  • From the New Editor

  • Washington

  • The Bee Tree

    A Tennessean whose short stories were first published in the pages of the ATLANTIC, Jesse Hill Ford is the author of the novel THE LIBERATION OF LORD BYRON JONES, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection last summer. Mr. Ford spent the aulunm months as a fellow at Wesleyan s Center for Advanced Studies in Connecticut.

  • The Struggle for Power

    Whether to rebuild in order to win the While House again or succumb to the role of a permanent minority in the national government — that is the real question facing the Republican Party today, although not many Republicans will admit it. The parly’s dilemma is deeper and more complex than is suggested by those who see only a collision of “extremist" and “liberalRepublicans. Even a revival of Republican fortunes in the 1966 congressional and stale elections will not still the ambivalence that beats beneath the surface of the party. Three seasoned political reporters, with a deft assist from the pen of the painter and caricaturist David Levine, tell why in the following pages. In the first article, David S. Broder, national political correspondent in the Washington bureau of the New York TIMES, explains the contradictory ambitions of the party leadership.

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