In This Issue
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Remember Pearl Harbor How?
Neither Japanese nor Americans know quite how to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but the Japanese spend much more time worrying about it
Revolutionary Strains: The Metropolitan Opera Is Giving the Brilliant Ghosts of Versailles a Royal Sendoff
Ruby and Tawny: Both Kinds of Port Are Worth Getting to Know
Put the Blame on Mame
Edgar A. Poe
The Weight of Winter
Wlt: A Radio Romance
The Facade: m.n.o.p.q
The Aspirin Wars
Here are a few of the words being tracked by the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary, published by Houghton Mifflin. A new word that exhibits sustained use may eventually make its way into the dictionary. The information below represents the first stage of research, not the final product.
Notes: Remember Pearl Harbor How?
Neither Japanese nor Americans know quite how to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor but the Japanese spend much more time worrying about it
Great Britain: "That Woman" Versus the Chattering Classes
Margaret Thatcher, ousted from power one year ago, was loathed ley large segments of the British intelligentsia. A review of some epic bile
Auto Motor Und Sport
745 Boylston Street
The Pow/Mia Myth
According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 69 percent of the American people believe that U.S. prisoners of war are still being held in Southeast Asia, nearly twenty years after the United States called its troops home. They hold this belief because of the cynical way the Nixon and subsequent administrations exploited the POW/MIA issue. And where Washington left off, Hollywood picked up, until fact and fantasy got hopelessly mingled in people’s minds. Herewith the story of one of the most stubborn mass irrationalities of our times.
On the Liquidation of the Mustang Ranch by the Internal Revenue Service
The Pow/Mia Lobby
The Other Underclass
Most people think of inner-city poverty as a black pnenomenon. But it is also alarmingly high among Puerto Ricans, the worst-off ethnic group in the country—even though Puerto Rico itself has made great progress against poverty and there is a growing Puerto Rican middle class on the mainland