Rediscovering the Victorians

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"Serving God and Mammon: The Lockean Sympathy in Early American Political Thought" by Joshua Foa Dienstag, in American Political Science Review (Sept. 1996), American Political Science Assn., 1527 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Block Grants: A Perennial, but Unstable, Tool of Government" by Paul L. Posner and Margaret T. Wrightson, in Publius: The Journal of Federalism (Summer 1996), Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government, 16 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 18042–1785.

"The End of Democracy? The Judicial Usurpation of Politics," a symposium in First Things (Nov. 1996), and "The End of Democracy? A Discussion Continued," in First Things (Jan. 1997), 156 Fifth Ave., Ste. 400, New York, N.Y. 10010.

"Democratic Enlargement: The Clinton Doctrine" by Douglas Brinkley, in Foreign Policy (Spring 1997), 2400 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037–1153.

"How Fighting Ships Became Jane’s" by Richard Brooks, in Proceedings (Dec. 1996), U.S. Naval Institute, 2062 Generals Hwy., Annapolis, Md. 21401.

"The Spiral of Inequality" by Paul Krugman, in Mother Jones (Nov.–Dec. 1996), 731 Market St., Ste. 600, San Francisco, Calif. 94103.

"An Evaluation of California’s Enterprise Zone Programs" by David E. Dowall, in Economic Development Quarterly (Nov. 1996), Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320.

"Increasing Returns and the New World of Business" by W. Brian Arthur, in Harvard Business Review (July–Aug. 1996), Boston, Mass. 02163.

"Citizen 501(c)(3)" by Nicholas Lemann, in The Atlantic Monthly (Feb. 1997), 77 N. Washington St., Boston, Mass. 02114; "The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse" by Heather Mac Donald, in City Journal (Autumn 1996), 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.

"Aiding AIDS: The Story of a Media Virus" by David R. Boldt, in Forbes MediaCritic (Fall 1996), P.O. Box 762, Bedminster, N.J. 07921. (Forbes MediaCritic has since ceased publication.)

"Direct Mail: The Real Threat to Newspapers" by John Morton, in American Journalism Review (Nov. 1996), 8701 Adelphi Rd., Adelphi, Md. 20783–1716.

"Two Theories of Toleration: Locke versus Mill" by Adam Wolfson, in Perspectives on Political Science (Fall 1996), 1319 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036–1802.

"Gender & Religion" by Kenneth L. Woodward, in Commonweal (Nov. 22, 1996), 15 Dutch St., New York, N.Y. 10038.

"A Practical Road to Lightweight Cars" by Frank R. Field III and Joel P. Clark, in Technology Review (Jan. 1997), Bldg. W59, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. 02139.

"The Science Wars in India" by Meera Nanda, in Dissent (Winter 1997), 521 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1700, New York, N.Y. 10017.

"The Chitlin Circuit" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in The New Yorker (Feb. 3, 1997), 20 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10036.

"Crisis in the Arts: The Marketing Response" by Joanne Scheff and Philip Kotler, in California Management Review (Fall 1996), Univ. of California, S549 Haas School of Business #1900, Berkeley, Calif. 94720–1900.

"A Flapping of Scolds" by Vince Passaro, in Harper’s Magazine (Jan. 1997), 666 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10012.

"Dateline Sudetenland: Hostages to History" by Timothy W. Ryback, in Foreign Policy (Winter 1996–97), 2400 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037–1153.

"Africa’s Murderous Professors" by Michael Chege, in The National Interest (Winter 1996–97), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 540, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"East Asia’s Arms Races" and "East Asia’s Militaries Muscle Up" by Michael Klare, in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (Jan.–Feb. 1997), 6042 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60637.

Reviews of new research at public agencies and private institutions

Book Reviews

W.B. YEATS: A LIFE.Volume I: The Apprentice Mage. By R. F Foster. Oxford University Press. 625 pp. $35

RISING TIDE: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America. By John M.Barry. Simon & Schuster. 524 pp. $27.50


Victorian England--named for the queen who presided over the world's largest empire--is, ironically, remembered most vividly in India, not Britain.

David Gilmour

Perhaps nothing reveal the true character of Victorian England--or has proved more enduring--than its literature.

Edward Alexander

Jazz has never been more respectable. But did it lose its vitality when it moved uptown?

Clive Davis

Buddhism has existed for more than 2,500 years. Perhaps no other religion has spread more widely around the globe, or been more misunderstood.

Donald K Swearer

Many Americans have embraced Buddhism and made it their own, but deep rifts among varied sects threaten their future unless they can find common ground.

Jan Nattier

The poetry of Wislawa Szymborska
Selected and introduced by Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch

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