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More Equal Than Thou

Judith A. Baer: Equality Under the Constitution: Reclaim­ing the Fourteenth Amendment; Cornell University Press; Ithaca, NY.
 
Among the amendments to the Constitution, none were ever more morally justified nor more desperately needed than the three

In Focus
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In Focus

Signals of Strength

Charlie A. Beckwith and Donald Knox: Delta Force; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; San Diego.

This warrior’s account will leave its mark above all as hero­ saga in a land by no means lack­ing in heroes but oblivious

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Return to Remedial Physics

Silkwood; Directed by Mike Nichols; Written by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen; ABC Motion Pictures/Twentieth­ Century Fox.

 One of the latest causes of self-righ­teousness, posturing, and enlightened indignation is not a person or place, but

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Factualism

Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film by Erik Barnouw; Oxford University Press; New York.

Cinema in our society serves, for the most part, to entertain. This is not to deny the existence of training films—educational tools, which are served

Past & Presence
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Past & Presence

Rumble Fish; Directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Written by Francis Ford Coppola and S. E. Hinton; Based on a novel by S. E. Hinton; Universal.

An individual is the sum of his memories and his dreams. That, of course,

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Art

Léger

Peter de Francia: Fernand Léger; Yale University Press; New Haven, CT.

During the fabulous, legendary, supreme outburst of artistic creativity that occurred during the first three decades of this century, concentrated in Europe between Vitebsk and Pyrenees and

Music
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Music

Recycling

Jim Morrison is dead and buried and thriving in Paris. That is a fact, not the name of a new bit for the dinner theater circuit. Morrison — the rock singer who had his loins between his ears and

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Commendables

Original Thought & Triplicate Forms

George Roche: America by the Throat: the Stranglehold of Federal Bureaucracy; Devin-Adair; Old Grennwich, CT.

Edwin J. Feulner, Jr: Conservatives Stalk the House: the Republican Study Committee 1970-1982; Green Hill; Ottawa, IL.

Conservatives come in

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In Focus

Simpering for the Soviets

Derek Lambert: The Red Dove; Stein and Day; New York.

Anthony Olcott: May Day in Magadan; Bantam Books; New York.

At a recent professional conference I had an informal discussion about world affairs with

Perceptibles
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Perceptibles

Hugh Bayless: The Best Towns in America; Houghton Mifflin; Boston.

A semanticist would have a field day with the title affixed to Mr. Bayless’s efforts. The word “best” is one of the most subjective in the English language. And

Waste of Money
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Waste of Money

An Empty Shell Game

A.P. Foulkes: Literature and Propaganda; Methuen; New York.

The cover of Literature and Propaganda, the proverbial warning notwithstanding is very telling about the book’s contents and about how perverse the image of America is

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The Mind and Heart of T.S. Eliot

order, Eliot reminded the 20th century.n”If you will not have God (and he isna jealous God) you should pay yournrespects to Hitler or Stalin,” Eliotnwrote in The Idea of a Christian Society.nEliot scandalized many because henwent all the way to

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Goodbye, Peter Pan

The Big Chill; Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

It is unique in that it has something for virtually everyone to hate. Consider the characters, all eight. They are the types of people that our parents warned us