In This Issue
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Reverse Racism, or How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle Black
In America "whites once set themselves apart from blacks and claimed privileges for themselves while denying them to others," the author writes. "Now, on the basis of race, blacks are claiming special status and reserving for themselves privileges they deny to others. Isn't one as bad as the other? The answer is no."
The Prostate Cancer Dilemma
The country is embarking on a huge screening program for prostate cancer which is likely to cost billions and may lead to many unnecessary operations, especially for elderly patients. But what may be bad at the national-policy level could be a lifesaver at the individual level for men in their fifties and early sixties.
What I Did on a Rainy Day
For the Taking
Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt
Scanning the Dial: Searching for Authenticity in High-Art and Popular Music
Jim Copp and His Things
Songs for children which are the quirky products of a real imagination—the surest antidote to Barney
Goddess of Reason: Hard on Others, Harder on Herself
Glad Tidings: A Friendship in Letters
Fishing by Mail
The November Almanac
On Rewind? Forewarnings of the Future-Assuming That It Isn't Already Behind Us
The Last Front of the Cold War
You think the Cold War is over? Think again. Russian and American military forces are still challenging each other in the Arctic
745 Boylston Street
A visit to the Roy Rogers —Dale Evans Museum, which is more like a rec room than a museum, and where some mornings Roy himself says “Howdy”
Schenkkan's Kentucky Epic
Tchaikovsky: More Than Sugarplums
Movers in Time
Nirvana: Born Again?
Blurring the Line
Welser-Möst Likely to Succeed
Vacations in the Sahara: Trackless Sands, Trusty Camels, and a Trove of Prehistoric Art
Looking at the Sun
A case of Japanese industrial success and American failure that can’t be explained by American economic rules. Could the rules be wrong?