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February  1987  Issue
 
 

 
SPECIAL REPORT--SYRIA: BEHIND THE BID FOR REGIONAL DOMINANCE
Introduction
Editor
The Politics of Terror
Yonah Alexander
Syria After Assad
Daniel Pipes
Wild Card of the Middle East
Robert G. Neumann
Raising the Stakes
Avigdor Haselkorn

ANALYSIS
Immigration and Racism in Germany
James Bovard
Proxies: The Long Arm of Soviet Foreign Policy
Paul Seabury
New Zealand's Antinuclear Trojan Horse
Theo Roy
Soviet Ambitions and the Lure of Western Technology
Jan Sejna and Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.
Technology Transfer: Building a Better Beast
Thomas Gulick

COMMENTARY
Aquino's Gamble
Stephen A. Garrett
NATO Must Rethink Its Role to Survive
Sir Alfred Sherman
Second Thoughts on an Acid-Rain Bill
S. Fred Singer
Tennessee Textbook Decision Protects Freedom of Conscience
Thomas R. Ascik
Archbishop Hunthausen and the Media
Timothy Goodman

 

 
CHILDREN
Gifted Children: Their Promise and Problems
Steve Kaplan

FASHION
The Changing Female Form
Judy Wade

HOME
Love's Own Day: The History of the Valentine
Sarah Ban Breathnach

HUMOR
Downhill Eraser
Ralph Schoenstein

LEISURE
Sky High: Appreciating the Wide Blue Yonder
Barry Farber

SPORTS
An Athletic Odyssey in Hawaii: The Story of an Athlete and a Coach
Nancy Lee Fernas

TRAVEL
Traveling Down Under, Part Two: An American's Train Ride Through Timeless Australia
Martin Morse Wooster

 

 
FEATURED BOOK: William Griffin's Clive Staples Lewis
Introduction
Editor

C.S. Lewis' Golden Key
Russell Kirk

Lewis and the Two Roads to God
Peter Kreeft

C.S. Lewis: Luminous Sage
Michael Aeschliman

Griffin and His Biography of Lewis
Andrew Shaughnessy

REVIEWS
The Price of Ideological Decay
W. Wesley McDonald
THE CRISIS OF COMMUNISM
Rett R. Ludwikowski

Men and Nations
John Braeman
THE WISE MEN
McCloy Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas

Arrogance Unchecked
James J. Thompson, Jr.
IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS
Orville Vernon Burton
FRANCIS W.PICKENS AND THE POLITICS OF DESTRUCTON
John b. Edmunds, Jr.

Peeling the Pornographic Onion
Alexander Bloom
PORN ROW
Jack McIver Wetherford

A Call to Action
Betty Wein
FINAL REPORT
Attorney General's Commission on Pornography

Estimating the Conservatives
Samuel T. Francis
THE RISE OF THE COUNTER-ESTABLISHMENT
Sidney Blumenthal

And a Bottle of Rum
Regis A. Courtemanche
CAPTAIN KIDD AND THE WAR AGAINST THE PIRATES
Robert C. Ritchie

The South as America
Donald W. Livingston
ALTERNATIVE AMERICAS
Anne Norton

The Quintessential Liberal
Edward S. Shapiro
THE CYCLES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

 

 
 
   

 
   
ARCHITECTURE
Louis Sullivan: Creating Ornament as Architecture
Wim de Wit

ART
The Golden Age of Emilian Painting, 1500-1700
Beverly Louise Brown
Van Gogh: Great Artist in Desperate Moments
James F. Cooper

CRAFT & DESIGN
Craft Today: The Poetry of the Physical
Karen S. Chambers
Native American, African, and Swedish: Weaving a Blend of Three Cultures
Joanne Tallarovic

DANCE
Turkish Ballet Comes of Age
Charles E. Adelson
Ashton's La Fille mal gardée Meets the Joffrey
Barbara Binkley

FILM
What Prospects for the British Cinema in the Eighties?
George Szamuely

MUSIC
Bluegrass--A Distinctly American Brand of Music
Richard Spottswood
Vienna State Opera's New Directors Practice Caution
Andrew Clark
Philip Glass in Concert: Much Ado About Nothing
Emerson Randolph

PERSPECTIVES
New Bottles, Vintage Wine: Reevaluating What It Means for a Work to Be Modern
Kenneth LaFave

POETRY
Three Poems of Asia
Michael Waters

THEATER
British Theater: Just How Intelligent?
Herb Greer
New York Theater Scene
Jeff Church and Todd London

 

   
AT THE EDGE
Lahars: Understanding Volcano Mudslides
Marc J. Defant, Robert H. Stewart, and Joanne L. Stewart
Fractals
Mort La Brecque
Biosensors
Michael Woods

IMPACTS
Steel: The Twentieth-Century Metal
William T. Hogan, S.J.

NATURE WALK
Iridescent Clouds
Pekka Parviainen

SCIENCE ESSAY
The Genome and Cancer
Renato Dulbecco, M.D.

 

   
CROSSROADS
Indian Culture as Political Phenomena
S. Krishnaswamy

FOLK WISDOM
A Bumper Crop: How Midwestern Farmers Face Trials
Roger L. Welsch

HERITAGE
La Survivance: French-Canadian Tradition in New England
Merlinda Fournier

PEOPLES
Carnival in Nice
Annie Sidro
Music in Arab Life
Amnon Shiloah
Square-rigger to Saba: Caribbean Island Has Thrived for Centuries
Lowell D. Holmes

 

   
HUNGARY AT THE CROSSROADS
The Twilight Zone of Kadar's Hungary
Ivan Volgyes

INTELLECTUALS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY
Technology, Politics, and the Responsibility of Intellectuals
David J. Levy
Supreme Court Powers Debated
Maureen Dowd, David Sawyier, Patrick Moore, and Morton A. Kaplan

MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Introduction
Editor
Rethinking Media Bias
S. Robert Lichter
The Chicago Press and the Making of a Mayor
Thomas Landess
The World According to PBS
Dinesh D'Souza
Television News Coverage: A Power Misused
Richard Bocklet

RELIGION AND MODERNITY
Auschwitz to Oslo: The Journey of Elie Wiesel
Michael Berenbaum
Capitalism and Religion: The Case of Japan
Richard L. Rubenstein
Political Philosophy and Modern Religion
James V. Schall

THOUGHTS ON WORLD WAR II
Decline and Renewal: American World War II Interventionists
Stephen J. Sniegoski
Western Leaders and the Soviet Conquest of Eastern Europe
Alan J. Levine

 
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