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Carol Barsi lives with her husband and three children in La Mesa, California, and is a part-time student at San Diego State College. This is her first appearance in the ATLANTIC.
(Scene: Travel agent’s office. Husband and wife are standing at counter as agent examines a sheet of paper.)
The only obstacle to total domination of radio and television broadcasting in this country by selfinterested corporate giants or provincial monopolies is the Federal Communications Commission. The role of the FCC in the communications field in general and its failure to influence the broadcasting industry in particular are explored in detail by Mrs. Drew, a Washington-based reporter who writes frequently for the ATLANTIC.
A school involving itself in integration often skates so close to failure that it becomes overdependent on success, Charles Merrill has found in twenty-five years’ experience with racial problems in education. But he has found also compelling reasons for continuing inning and expanding the experience. A graduate of Deerfield Academy and Harvard, and a teacher since World War II, he is headmaster of Boston’s coeducational Commonwealth School.
In this quiet lament, Mr. Ford conveys the subtle reactions of a civilized man when an animal’s taught gentleness is overcome by the natural instinct to kill. This story will be included in FISHES, BIRDS AND SONS OF MEN. a collection to be published by Atlantic–Little, Brown in the fall.
Last month a student activist at the University of Michigan found virtue in that much beset institution, the multiversity. Now another Michigan man speaks up for the multiversity’s faculty and scholars. Professor Willcox has been chairman of the history department at Ann Arbor since 1965.
The distinguished professor of political science and Fellow of Peterhouse at Cambridge delivers in this essay “a call on the American people, on its leaders, on its pastors and masters for candor, self-control and self-criticism” in the dark days into which the Vietnamese war has led us. The paper is drawn from Sir Denis’ introduction to the Blaustein Lectures which he delivered last year at Lehigh University.
The F-4 fighter-bomber plays a big role in the Vietnam air war. Even without an enemy at hand, its pilot is entering a “hostile environment” at anything over 50,000 feet. Life in the cockpit of this remarkable airplane, which can move some twenty-eight tons of its own weight and cargo at twice the speed of sound, is told by Captain Gerald G. O’Rourke, USN, whose career in naval aviation began when he entered Annapolis at age sixteen. In August, 1955, the ATLANTIC published his “ Vertigo Alley,”a pilot’s experiences in night flying with carriers at sea.
Books and Men essays, in which accomplished writers guide readers in and around the works and personalities of other accomplished writers, have long been among the ATLANTIC’S most popular features. In the following twenty-five pages, we present a Books and Men bonus, a tour of four of the major literary edifices of our time and a side trip backward to the days when Victoria ruled the mores.
R. G. G. Price is a critic and reviewer who writes regularly for PUNCH and contributes often to the ATLANTIC.
Enrique Hunk Lopez lives in Mexico Cily, where he has a private international taw practice and is co-editor of DIALOGOS, a Mexican literary journal.