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For many who love New Orleans, the changes that accompany commercial growth inspire fear—but in the meantime the city's economy stagnates and its population declines
An educator known for his blunt opinions argues that college costs ought to be shouldered by those who profit from a college education—the students. John R. Silber offers a plan that, if adopted by Congress, might make that possible.
“You will exercise your authority as you deem proper . . .”the President told the newly appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in 1945; . . your authority is supreme.” Douglas MacArthur needed no urging. This is the story of how one man, imperious, arrogant, often infuriating, and as often wise, made possible Japan’s rise from the ashes to its influential position in the world today.
The independence of European Communists is a myth: when the chips are down their alliance with the USSR is unshakable.
“Just before I went away to college, my father took me aside, as I had expected, and said, as I had not expected, ‘Now, Son, if a strange woman ever comes up to you on a street corner and offers to take your watch around the corner and have it engraved, don’t do it.’ ” A wise and loving father is here recalled.