A Survey of Recent Articles
"The Focus-Group Fraud" by Andrew Ferguson, in The Weekly Standard (Oct. 14, 1996), 11 50 17th St. N.W., Ste. 505, Washington, D.C. 20036-4617.
"In Defense of Negative Campaigning" by William G. Mayer, in Political Science Quarterly (Fall 1996), Academy of Political Science, 475 Riverside Dr., Ste, 1274, New York, N.Y. 10115-1274.
'Communitarian Dreams" by Roger Scruton, in City Journal (Autumn 1996),Manhattan Institute, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017; "Belonging in the Past" by Michael Ignatieff, in Prospect (Nov. 1996),4 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA.
"The Satellite Revolution" by Charles Lane, in The New Republic (Aug. 12, 1996), 1220 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20056; "The Art and Science of Photoreconnaissance" by Dino Brugioni, in Scientific American (Mar. 1996), 415 Madison Ave,, New York, N.Y. 10017-1 11 1.
"The West: Unique, Not Universal" by Samuel P. Huntington, in Foreign Affairs (Nov.-Dec. 1996), 58 E. 68th St., New York, N.Y. 10021.
"Understanding the Postwar Decline in U.S. Saving: A Cohort Analysis" by Jagadeesh Gokhale,
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, and John Sabelhaus, in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (1996: No. l), The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; "The Saving Mystery, or Where Did the Money Go?" by Lynn Elaine Browne with Joshua Gleason, in The New England Economic Review (Sept.-Oct. 1996), Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, P.O. Box 2076, Boston, Mass. 02106-2076.
"The Social Ownership of Capital" by Richard Minns, in New Left Review (Sept.-Oct. 1996), 6 Meard St., London W1V 3HR.
"The Economic Crisis of 1968 and the Waning of the 'American Century'" by Robert M. Collins, in American Historical Review (Apr. 1996), 914 Atwater, Bloomington, Ind. 47401.
A Survey of Recent Articles
"New Jersey's Experiment in Welfare Reform" by Ted G. Goertzel and Gary S. Young, in The Public Interest (Fall 1996), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 530, Washington, D.C. 20036.
"Legal but Not Safe" by Candace C. Crandall, in The Women's Quarterly (Summer 1996), 21 11 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 550, Arlington, Va. 22201-3057.
"The Royal Faniily and Faniily Values in Late Eighteenth-Century England"
by Marilyn Morris, in Journal of Family History (Oct. 1996),
Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320.
"Who Was Burning the Black Churches?" by Joe Holley, in Columbia Journalism Review
(Sept.-Oct. 1996), 101 Journalism Bldg., 2950 Broadway, Columbia Univ., New York, N.Y. 10027;
"Politics and Church Burnings" by Michael Fumento, in Commentary (Oct. 1996),
165 E. 56th St., New York, N.Y. 10022; "Playing with Fire" by Michael Kelly, in
The New Yorker (July 15, 1996), 20 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10036.
"The Last Taboo" by Wendy Kaminer, in The New Republic (Oct. 14, 1996), 1220 19th St. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036.
"Not So Christian America" by Thomas C. Reeves, in First Things (Oct. 1996), Institute on Religion and Public Life, 156 Fifth Ave., Ste. 400, New York, N.Y. 10010.
"The Fire Next Time" by William J. Hogan, Roger 0.Bangerter, and Charles P. Verdon, in The Sciences (Sept.-Oct. 1996), New York Academy of Sciences, 2 E. 63rd St., New York, N.Y. 10021
"Europe's Strong Herbal Brew" by Rebecca Rawls, in Chemical 6Engineering News (Sept. 23, 1996), 1155 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; "Trends in the Education and Practice of Alternative Medicine Clinicians" by Richard A. Cooper and Sandi J. Stoflet, in Health Affairs (Fall 1996), Ste. 600, 7600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814-6133.
"Toxic Shock," in The Economist (Aug. 3, 1996),27 St. James's St., London SW1A 1HG
"There's No Going Back to Nature" by Walter Truett Anderson, in Mother Jones (Sept.-Oct. 1996), 731 Market St., Ste. 600, San Francisco, Calif. 94103.
"Maya Lin and the 1960s: Monuments, Time Lines, and Minimalism" by Daniel Abramson,
in CriticalInquiry (Summer 1996), Univ. of Chicago, 202 Wieboldt Hall,
1050 E. 59th St., Chicago, 111. 60637.
"Robert Lowell's Poems and Other People's Prose" by Michael Milburn, in New England Review (Fall 1995), Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. 05755.
"(Over)praising Duke Ellington" by Terry Teachout, in Commentary (Sept. 1996), 165 E. 56th St., New York, N.Y. 10022.
A Survey of Recent Articles
"Accounting for Taste: British Coffee Consumption in Historical Perspective" by S. D. Smith, in Journal of lnterdisciplinary History (Autumn 1996), 26 Linnaean St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138-161 1.
"Geotherapy: Russia's Neuroses, and Ours" by Stephen Sestanovich, in The National Interest (Fall 1996), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 540, Washington, D.C. 20036.
"The Chinese Family and Economic Development: Obstacle or Engine?" by Martin King Whyte, in Economic Development and Cultural Change (Oct. 1996), 11 30 E. 59th St., Chicago, 111. 60637
Reviews of new research at public agencies and private institutions
BORN TO REBEL: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative LivesBy Frank J . Sulloway. Pantheon. 653 pp. $30.
AFTER THE END OF ART: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History. By Arthur C. Danto. Princeton University Press. 256 pp. $24.95
THE EMOTIONAL BRAIN: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional LifeBy Joseph LeDoux. Simon & Schuster. 384 pp. $25
GOODBYE, DESCARTES:The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind.By Keith Devlin. Wiley. 320 pp. $27.95
By John Hoberman. Houghton Mifflin. 326 pp. $22.95
By Peter D. Salins. Basic Books.272 pp. $26
By Christopher Lasch. Edited by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn. Norton.223 pp. $23
By William M. Hammond. Army Centerfor Military History, GovernmentPrinting Office. 659 pp. $43 cloth,$33 paper
By Gregory H. Nobles. Hill & Wang.286 pp. $25
By Maurice Meisner. Hill & Wang.544 pp. $30
Edited by John D. Caputo. Fordham University Press. 200 pp. $25 cloth, $17.95 paper
By Thomas J. Reese. Harvard University Press. 317 pp. $24.95
By Robert Alter. Norton. 324 pp. $25
By David Hajdu . Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 306 pp. $27.50
By John Daverio. Oxford University Press.624 pp. $45
By Michael Ruse. Harvard University Press. 640 pp. $49.95
By Malcolm McCullough. M.I.T. Press.250 pp. $25
Despite claims of its demise, the footnote lives on, serving its widely misunderstood functions.
Official symposia and ceremonies marked France’s “Malraux autumn” last year. But they were not the end of interest in the writer who became his nation’s first minister of cultural affairs. His vision of the unifying power of national culture grows even more pertinent, to France and to other nations, in these contentious times.
Apart from questions of racial injustice, affirmative action raises questions about a new style of politics in America.
The European continent has been wracked by war throughout its long history, but accepting the lessons of that past has paved the way for peace and cooperation.
Lacking natural boundaries, Europe has, at times, seemed more concept than reality. European union may be equally elusive.
[Introduction to "Europa" articles]
At the close of the 20th century, a new global information economy is being born, and knowledge is its coin of the realm. Nations now measure their wealth in software codes and chemical formulas rather than gold and silver. Knowledge-based industries such as software, computers, and pharmaceuticals generate half the output of the world’s richer countries. Swarming around them, our authors warn, is a whole new breed of postindustrial spies and pirates, poised to strip an unwitting America of some of its most precious assets.
Slender threads of brownish smoke rose from a forest of chimneys and twisted upward into the winter mist. Collectively they wove a dark cloak that shrouded Edinburgh as a well-appointed carriage bearing an American family appeared in the gloom.
Intellectual property, once a subject with all the sizzle of tort law reform, has suddenly become a major issue in U.S. foreign policy. Conflicts over patents and copyright protection are now a powerful irritant in America’s relationships with several foreign powers.
POETRY by May Swenson
Selected and introduced by Anthony Hecht