In This Issue
Explore the May 1969 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
Chicago's Blackstone Rangers (Part I)
Are the Blackstone Rangers a corrupt, exploitive street gang? Or a constructive engine of community black power?
Taking Students Seriously
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Movies: American Close-Ups
Music: Shadow and Substance in Ives
Short Reviews: Records
Fifteen brief musical record reviews
Witchcraft at Salem
Obscenity and Public Morality
The Complete Poems
Sanctity or There's No Such Thing as a Naked Sailor
The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde
Picturesque Itinerary of the Hudson River
Collected Longer Poems/Letters From Iceland
A Card From Morocco
The Crisis in Welfare in Cleveland, Report of the Mayor's Commission
Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge
Pictures of Fidelman
The Paris Negotiations
Who Owns the Right to Know?
The Affluent Society After Ten Years
One of the creatively conlroirrsial books of the late 1950s and early 1960s in America teas John Kenneth Galbraith’s THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY. It brought wit and charm into the usually forbidding discussion of economics and contributed numerous words and phrases to the language of that inexact science. The book helped to pel the country thinking about the true nature and disposition of its wealth. Note, ten and a fraction years after, when tee have come to see the irony of its title, THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY is appearing in a revised edition. In this introduction to the new edition, to be issued in May by Houghton Mifflin Company, the Haul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard, and former Kennedy Ambassador to India, looks back on the origins of the book, discusses its relevance to the contemporary scene and the instances in which deirlopmenls hair impelled him to change his mind.
The Right Hand
Secrets of the Nazi Archives
The Road Back to Internationalism
Thoreau and American Power
6000 Bottles of Wine
Night Thoughts From Bali
Unicorn and the White Doe
And What Does That Mean?
Letter From a Far Frat
If this is the era for assaulting university presidents and prancing nude in Harvard houses, can life in a typical college fraternity still be the same? To the hopflavored surprise of Mr. Gold, author of FATHERS, THE MAN WHO WAS NOT WITH IT, and other novels, the answer — at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in any case — proved to be, Yes.
The Invisible Man
The Education of Genius
Salvation in the Suburbs
The Critic as a Revolutionary