In This Issue
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The Runaway Presidency
As a steady stream of disturbing revelations surfaced in the Watergate investigation, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.—a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and a former adviser to President Kennedy—argued that under Richard Nixon's insidious influence, the power of the presidency had spiraled out of control.
The Force That Drives the Flower
Observing an especially fertile growing season outside her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the poet and essayist Annie Dillard reflects on the life cycle and the universal impulse to grow and reproduce.
I'm Nobody--Who Are You?
The Noble and the Absurd
Truffaut's Cinema Notebook
The Peripatetic Reviewer
As if by Magic
The Locked Room
The Case of Mary Bell
The Rohan Master
Innocent Bystander: The Crystal Year
The Editor's Page
A Soldier in Iceland
Israel: The West Bank
On Being Easy in the Ritual of Separation
The Strength of Illusions
"The Next War" How the Military Men See the Future
“Oh, boy, oh, joy, where do we go from here? Anywhere from Harlem to a Jersey City pier.”