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Even if the United States and the USSR achieve further strategic arms limitation agreements, the balance will be precarious, the strategists on both sides will be nervous, and neither hawks nor doves will be happy. A former policy-maker in the office of the secretary of defense argues that by unilaterally abandoning certain of its nuclear missiles, this country can contribute to international stability without weakening its nuclear capabilities.
They have more—more toys, more clothes, more lessons, more privacy, more travel—but are wealthy children really any different from their less fortunate counterparts? Yes, they are, says a noted child psychiatrist, who for the past twenty years has studied American children of every social class. Here is his report on the inner life of the privileged young.