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The idea was to make a high adventure film for children. The result was the box-office hit of all time. The man responsible was George Lucas.
High interest rates have failed to stabilize our currency. But the United States can heal the ailing dollar if we take a lesson from our hard-bargaining allies.
Surprises were expected by no one as the House Select Committee on Assassinations convened. But surprises occurred, if not enough of them to gratify long-time critics of the Warren Commission.
He’s running already, of course, for renomination and re-election, and his plan is to win by being an activist leader in the international arena and a cautious political deal-maker at home. A political scientist here speculates on how, and how well, President Carter might ride two unruly horses back into another four years in the White House.
Celebrations and anniversaries; music and art festivals; gastronomic and sports events, and much more brighten 1979.
Feudalism. Agrarian communism. Fascism wrapped in slogans of Marx and Mao. The anarchy of the Cultural Revolution. Now come renewed relations with the United States and, inside China, the unaccustomed sound of many voices, some even talking of democracy, of imitating capitalism, of bringing the Communist party under the rule of law. “China surprised us in a hundred ways,” writes Mr. Miller of his and his photographer wife’s first visit. In this sensitive yet wary report, he tells some of the ways.