4 Editor’s Comment Leopold TyrmandnOpinions & Viewsn6 Dispersing the Fog Alan J. Levinen—Guenter Lewy: America in Vietnamn8 Why Did They Die in Vietnam? Joseph Schwartzn—James Webb: fields of Firen9 Unintended Sadness and UnspeakablenConfusion Edward J. Walshn—Charles Simmons: Wrinklesn11 Wouk’s American Epos Otto J. Scottn—Herman Wouk: The Winds of War;nWar and Remembrancen16 The Berlin Wall: To Be Taken fornGrantedn—Curtis Cate: The Ides of Augustn18 The Noble Destituten—George Gilder: Visible Mann21 The Drooling Darling of the NYCnCognoscentin—Jerome Charyn: Secret IsaacnCommendablesn23 Hoffer’s Timelessnessn—Eric Hoffer: Before the SabbathnIn Focusn2 3 Heller’s Gold: Good As GoldnScreenn24 So-What’s New?n— The Warriorsn—Movie, MovienMusicn25 Establishment as Avant-GardenThe American Scenen27 Mr. Unclean?n28 McGovernitisnChronicles of CttltiircnContentsnLev NavrozovnKenneth KolsonnLouis EhrenkrantznDavid PietruszanJohn HastingsnJournalismn28 Chicago Tribune’s Parochialismn29 Us and ThemnLiberal Culturen30 Half-Truths and Social Conscience—Hyperbole,nAnyone?—Super Self-Righteousnessn31 Lack of EducationnPolemics & Exchangesnmmmmmmmmmmnnn31 More on Altruism,nHappiness & Redistributionnof Wealth John A. HowardnVol, 1, No. 1, September 1977nThe Feminine Novel of the SeventiesnVol. 1, No. 2, November 1977nThe Literary Season of Venom and Muddle in AmericanVol. 2, No. 1, January/February 1978nNabokov RememberednVol. 2, No. 2, Marcb/April 1978nThe Cult of Deficient ThinkingnVol. 2, No. 3, May/June 1978nThat’s EntertainmentnVol. 2, No. 4, July/August 1978nCritical ChoicesnVol. 2, No. 5, September/October 1978nThe Midyear HarvestnVol. 2, No. 6, November/December 1978nPress, Economy, & Other WoesnVol. 3, No. 1, January/February 1979nAccentuate the NegativenVol. 3, No. 2, March/April 1979nOn Conscience & Related ConcernsnTyrmand; Editor’s Comment; Moser on Trilling (^viewing the Forties);nSchwartz on Schwamm (^Adjacettt Lives’); Molnar on Sayers (TA* WhimsicalnChristian); Levine on Manchester (^American Caesar); StiUman on Alter andnKotker (Neglected Lives and Miss Rhode Island); Kolson on Schiller (Tien(Guilty) Conscience of a Conservative); Pradl on Holbrook (A Flay of Passion);nRice on Wilson (Jhe Investigators); Commendables; In Focus; Waste ofnMoney; Screen;The American Scene; Journalism;Liberal Culture;Polemicsn& Exchanges.n