In This Issue
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No Second Wind
Such a Pretty Face
Kennedy for the Defense
Art & Money
Myself as Witness
Paradise as a Garden
Jargon: How to Talk to Anyone About Anything
The Atlantic Puzzler
Yugoslavia: Into the Post-Tito Era
Under Tito’s leadership it has enjoyed thirty-five years of stability and has become the most advanced of communist nations— but now Yugoslavia finds itself without a program for managing its future.
Muted Patriotism Comes Out of the Closet
The Conquest of America: A Foreword
Britain: A Managing Woman
As bold in office as she was in opposition, Britain’s new prime minister has prescribed a heavy dose of conservative medicine. Will her countrymen take to the cure as they did to the diagnosis?
"Goodbye, Kids, Mother's Leaving Home" a Family Separates
Divorce is the price our culture pays for the freedom we say we crave, including the freedom to recover from what we perceive as bad mistakes. When children are involved, their pain seems to come less from divorce itself than from a sense of abandonment. Such was the case with Willie Fryer, whose story follows.
The Brush of Legends
Form is not the all in art, as this introduction to masterpieces of Buddhist brush painting makes charmingly clear. The viewer who knows the legend behind the form finds keener rewards.
Harbingers of Bad News
The world presumably is “at peace,”but in these days to be a serious foreign correspondent is to be a war correspondent.
Father, Son, and Mammon
The path of the true believer has always been rocky, but members of the Worldwide Church of God struggle with remarkable obstacles: an aging, unpredictable patriarch, his rebellious and fun-loving son, and a shadowy adviser who now seems close to total control of the church and its assets.
Ardor in the Court
Once he likened his fellow judges to prostitutes. He has spent most of his working life as a Legal Aid lawyer. Now, on the other side of the bench, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Martin J. Erdmann dispenses justice with animosity toward the violent, clemency for the weak, and irreverence for the system.
News and Politics at the Texaco Station
Kramer vs. Kramer vs. The Way It Is
Colette's True Life and Times