In This Issue
David Plotkin, M.D., “Good News and Bad News About Breast Cancer”; Witold Rybczynski, “Sounds as Good as It Looks”; Edward J. Delaney, “Conspiracy Buffs”; Benjamin Schwarz, “Why America Thinks It Has to Run the World”; and much more.
What's all this about poets in their youth beginning in "gladness" but ending in "despondency and madness"? William Wordsworth, meet Stanley Kunitz
Women are more alarmed than they need to be about the chances that they will develop breast cancer. But they are also more confident than they should be that the advances medicine has made in treating the disease and prolonging life mean that it can be cured
The Cold War is over, and America is staggering under a colossal debt and an accumulation of frightening social problems. Yet it continues to spend billions to protect Germany and Japan--two rich nations whose freedom is in no apparent danger. Why? Here is the answer that the foreign-policy elite would give if it dared to speak frankly about the delicate matter of American efforts to assert international economic and political control
"People who should have been indicted got honorary degrees" - Kevin Phillips on the political climate of the 1980s.
"You have to remember," says someone who knows him, "that the great passion in his life is his hatred of the Labour Party"
Like Vienna and Budapest, Stockholm is rich in Art Nouveau architecture
Seiji Ozawa Hall, at Tanglewood, is modeled on the world's few great concert halls.
The politics of meaning
Earthquake Activity: 1974-1993
A lot of nonsense