In This Issue
Explore the October 1975 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
Realism, Madness, Drugs, and Demon Rum
Resignation in Protest
A Dove of the East and Other Stories
Beyond the Bedroom Wall
I Would Have Saved Them if I Could
Henry James Letters
Dancers in the Scalp House
The Search for Bigfoot
Willard and His Bowling Trophies
Byron's Letters and Journals
Byron and the Honourable Augusta Leigh
Lamy of Santa Fe
Then Came Each Actor
Wallace: A Politician to Live Without
The Meditation Game
Adam Smith, formerly of Wall Street, sets out on the road to psychic health, higher understanding, Nirvana; and along comes a character in a bed sheet off the Air India flight, and he says, “Why don’t you say gazoom gazoom gazoom.” And it works!
A Woman of Character
Can Technology Solve the Housing Crisis?
Prefabrication, modular units, systems building—the terms symbolize one of modern architecture’s fondest dreams: applying sophisticated technology to the construction industry. But according to the author, the future of housing belongs to men who understand hammers and nails, bricks and mortar.
G-Men: 1975 Style
The brotherhood of FBI agents—like the Bureau they serve—is powerful. Who are these men who sometimes think of themselves as “the ultimate cops”? What makes them tick?
Stalking the Wild Boar
Out of the Old West comes Part Two in The Adventures of the As Is Cattlemen’s Association, or “This Little Piggy Never Made It to Market.” As we join our hero, we hear him saying . . .
Letter to Kathy From Wisdom
The Last Years of H. L. Mencken
“As he grew older, he grew worse,” was the epitaph Mencken suggested for himself. But, like other ideas of his, that was not a widely held opinion.
The Pettifog House: A Bicentennial Tour
Apple & Beech, Birch & Oak