In This Issue
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Of Thee I Ching
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Movies: New Styles of Storytelling
Music: The Queen's Music Master
Coal Mining: 1. The Union
Coal Mining: 2. Benton, Illinois
The New American Jesuits
“Absolute obedience” was the command on which Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus more than four centuries ago. 1 oday the word “obedience” is rarely uttered when young Jesuits get together. Their ranks include protest marchers, draft-card burners, bishop-baiters, and jailbirds. The community of 8000 American Jesuits is caught in profound internal ferment, as one of them here explains.
John Steinbeck: Footnote for a Memoir
Lament for the March King
The Death of the Post
When the bell tolled for the Saturday Evening Post one day last January, it tolled not only for a venerable magazine but for “a style, a system, a regime”—and for a part of America. A senior editor who was there for five years, until the last day, tells the sad story of the death of the onetime ‘’King” of American periodicals, and of the men who guided its rise and fall.
When America "Lost" China: The Case of John Carter Vincent
America lost its way in Asia in the 1960s in part because we pretended for twenty years that China was ours to “lose" to Communism. This is the story of a State Department China Hand who refused to play “let’s pretend” about America’s Mission in the Far East, who was purged for his realism, but whose assessments and spirit have survived the inroads of Dulles, Joe McCarthy, Time, and time.
The Regency: A Nine-Year Wonder
The Lonely Pipefish
Mr. Sammler's Planet
Short Reviews: Books
Thirteen brief book reviews