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  1. [+]
    Issues of the 1970s = 3 Years, 14 Issues, 302 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1977 = 2 Issues, 27 Articles
      1. [+]
        Issues of 1978 = 6 Issues, 136 Articles
        1. [+]
          January 1978 Issue = 28 Articles
          1. Comment by Leopold Tyrmand, pp. 4-5
          2. [+]
            A Form of Magic, A Game of Enchantment and Deception by Otto J. Scott, pp. 6-7 - 1 Review
            1. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
          3. [+]
            The Sweet Melancholy of Civilization by Mary Ellen Fox, p. 8 - 1 Review
            1. Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
          4. [+]
            Against the Bolshevik Nightmare and the Fraud of Revolution by Paul Gottfried, pp. 9-10 - 2 Reviews
            1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
            2. Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
          5. [+]
            Matter-of-Fact Confession of a Non-Penitent by Thomas Molnar, p. 11 - 1 Review
            1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
          6. [+]
            "Oh, How You Have to Cringe and Hide!" by Dain A. Trafton, pp. 11-12 - 1 Review
            1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
          7. [+]
            Sentimentality as Oppression and Deliverance by Christopher Manion, pp. 13-14 - 1 Review
            1. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
          8. [+]
            The Value of Art and Order by John Glass, Jr., p. 15 - 1 Review
            1. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
          9. [+]
            Commendables (6 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Price's Eloguence, p. 16 - 1 Review
              1. With Nixon by Raymond Price
            2. [+]
              Sayle's Effort, p. 16 - 1 Review
              1. Union Dues by John Sayles
            3. [+]
              Waugh's Obnoxious Wisdom, p. 16 - 1 Review
              1. The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn Waugh and Michael Davie
            4. [+]
              Greeley's Crusade, p. 16 - 1 Review
              1. Neighborhood by Andrew M. Greeley
            5. [+]
              Longrigg's Wistful Sigh, p. 16 - 1 Review
              1. The English Squire and His Sport by Roger Longrigg
            6. [+]
              Morrison's Escapism, p. 17 - 1 Review
              1. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
          10. [+]
            In Focus (2 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              The Lost Temple of Delight by Nancy Yanes-Hoffman, p. 17 - 2 Reviews
              1. Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters by Linda Gray Sexton, Lois Ames, and Anne Sexton
              2. Sylvia Plath: The Woman and the Work by Edward Butscher
            2. [+]
              Fowles' Accomplishment, p. 17 - 1 Review
              1. Daniel Martin by John Fowles
          11. [+]
            Waste of Money (5 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Harrington's Socialdemocracy Blues, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. The Vast Majority by Michael Harrington
            2. [+]
              Snepp's Fast Buck, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. Decent Interval by Frank Snepp
            3. [+]
              Hamill's Irish Schmalz, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. Flesh and Blood by Pete Hamill
            4. [+]
              Kosinski's "Comic Laughter", p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. Blind Date by Jerzy Kosinski
            5. [+]
              Sheehy's Kaffee-Klatsch, p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. Passages by Gail Sheehy
          12. Stage: Mamet's Toying with Realism by Neil Thackaberry, p. 20
          13. [+]
            Screen: Simon's Revenge and Spielberg's Fast-Paced Bubble by Eric Shapearo, pp. 21-22 - 2 Reviews
            1. The Goodbye Girl (1977 Film) by Herbert Ross
            2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977 Film) by Steven Spielberg
          14. Journalism, p. 23
          15. Rolling Stone's Jubilee---Ten Years of Cynical Innocence , p. 23
          16. Penthouse's Respectability Pitch , p. 24
          17. Polemics & Exchanges by Edward J. Walsh, pp. 24-25
          18. Time's Journalistic Fairness , pp. 26-28
        2. [+]
          March 1978 Issue = 21 Articles
          1. Comment by Leopold Tyrmand, pp. 4-5
          2. [+]
            Those Dying Generations by Stephen R. Maloney, pp. 6-7 - 1 Review
            1. Dispatches by Michael Herr
          3. [+]
            A Very Special Every Man by Duncan Williams, pp. 8-10 - 1 Review
            1. Once To Every Man by William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
          4. [+]
            Demolishing Taboos by Thomas Molnar, pp. 11-12 - 3 Reviews
            1. Ce Que Je Crois by Maurice Clavel
            2. The Master Thinkers by Andre Glucksmann
            3. Barbarism With a Human Face by Bernard-Henri Levy
          5. [+]
            Intelligent Men Under Self-Hypnosis by Edward J. Walsh, pp. 13-14 - 1 Review
            1. Clearing the Air by Daniel Schorr
          6. [+]
            A Novel as Manifesto, or Mein Kampf Revisited by Mary Ellen Fox, pp. 15-16 - 1 Review
            1. The Women's Room by Marilyn French
          7. [+]
            A Crusade in Reverse Gear by Alan J. Levine, pp. 17-18 - 1 Review
            1. The Shattered Peace by Daniel Yergin
          8. [+]
            Games of a Precocious Mind by Paul Gottfried, p. 19 - 1 Review
            1. The Literary Politicians by Mitchell S. Ross
          9. [+]
            Commendables (4 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              What Price Correct Thinking? by Nancy Mohrbacher, p. 20 - 1 Review
              1. The Assault on the Sexes by Jim Fordham and Andrea Fordham
            2. [+]
              Revel's Plight, p. 21 - 1 Review
              1. The Totalitarian Temptation by Jean-Francois Revel
            3. [+]
              Von Mises Redivivus, p. 21 - 1 Review
              1. On the Manipulation of Money and Credit by Ludwig Von Mises
            4. [+]
              In Defense of Moral Sensitivities, p. 22 - 1 Review
              1. Education, Nihilism, and Survival by David Holbrook
          10. [+]
            In Focus: Kafka's Touch, p. 22 - 1 Review
            1. Letters to Friends, Family and Editors by Franz Kafka
          11. [+]
            Waste of Money (3 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              McGovern's Self-Examination, p. 22 - 1 Review
              1. Grassroots by George S. McGovern
            2. [+]
              Gornick's Machinations, p. 23 - 1 Review
              1. The Romance of American Communism by Vivian Gornick
            3. [+]
              Kramnick's Burke, p. 24 - 1 Review
              1. The Rage of Edmund Burke by Isaac Kramnick
          12. [+]
            Screen: The Impossibility of Being Dispassionate by Eric Shapearo, p. 24 - 1 Review
            1. The Turning Point (1977 Film) by Herbert Ross
          13. Journalism, p. 25
          14. Chicago Tribune Book World's Sympathies , p. 25
          15. Time's Operational Hypocrisy , p. 26
          16. Polemics & Exchanges, pp. 26-28
        3. [+]
          May 1978 Issue = 22 Articles
          1. Comment by Leopold Tyrmand, pp. 4-5
          2. [+]
            The Soul of a Fast Writer by Otto J. Scott, pp. 6-7 - 1 Review
            1. The Immigrants by Howard Fast
          3. [+]
            The Australian Saga About a Girl's Special Something by Whit Stillman, p. 8 - 1 Review
            1. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
          4. [+]
            Recreational Revulsion and Self-Abasement by Nancy Yanes Hoffman, p. 9 - 2 Reviews
            1. Nine and a Half Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill
            2. Johnny, I Hardly Knew You by Edna O'Brien
          5. [+]
            Scum As Modern Hero by Stephen R. Maloney, p. 10 - 1 Review
            1. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins
          6. [+]
            Number One Garbage by Joan Surrey, pp. 11-12 - 1 Review
            1. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon
          7. [+]
            Commendables (4 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              A Tyrant of Mind and Failed Healer by Christopher Manion, p. 13 - 1 Review
              1. Some Sense About Wilhelm Reich by Leo Raditsa
            2. [+]
              Crane's Resolve and Ryan's Expertise, p. 13 - 2 Reviews
              1. Surrender in Panama by Philip M. Crane
              2. The Panama Canal Controversy by Paul B. Ryan
            3. [+]
              Wooten's Challenge, p. 14 - 1 Review
              1. Dasher by James T. Wooten
            4. [+]
              Wilson's Kipling, p. 14 - 1 Review
              1. The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling by Angus Wilson
          8. [+]
            In Focus (2 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Lebowitz's Seminal Torments, p. 15 - 1 Review
              1. Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
            2. [+]
              Martin's Malaise, p. 15 - 1 Review
              1. The Final Conclave by Malachi Martin
          9. [+]
            Waste of Money: Vidal's Squirt of Venom, p. 16 - 1 Review
            1. Kalki by Gore Vidal
          10. The American Scene by Stephen K. Oberbeck, pp. 16-17
          11. Stage, p. 18
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            Screen: An Upright Farce and a Cheerful Fib by Eric Shapearo, p. 19 - 2 Reviews
            1. House Calls (1978 Film) by Howard Zieff
            2. American Hot Wax (1978 Film) by Floyd Mutrux
          13. Journalism, p. 19
          14. Los Angeles Times' Critical Method , p. 20
          15. New York Magazine's Paranoia , p. 20
          16. Gannett News Service's Literary Criticism , p. 20
          17. Chicago Tribune's Officiating , p. 21
          18. Polemics & Exchanges by Arnold Krupat, pp. 21-24
        4. [+]
          July 1978 Issue = 22 Articles
          1. Comment by Leopold Tyrmand, pp. 4-5
          2. [+]
            Let Us Listen to the Silence of the Dead by Leo Raditsa, pp. 6-8 - 1 Review
            1. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
          3. [+]
            Fellow Traveling to Paradise by Albert C. Labriola, pp. 9-10 - 1 Review
            1. Milton and the English Revolution by Christopher Hill
          4. [+]
            America Sweat-Drenched in Fear by Alan J. Levine, pp. 11-12 - 1 Review
            1. The Great Fear by David Caute
          5. [+]
            Memoirs of a Mistress-Martyr by Lev Navrozov, p. 13 - 1 Review
            1. A Captive of Time by Olga Ivinskaya
          6. [+]
            The Vengeance of Civil Servants and Other Stories by Paul Gottfried, pp. 14-16 - 1 Review
            1. The Ends of Power by H.R. Haldeman and Joseph DiMona
          7. [+]
            The Facts of Guilt and Myths of Innocence by Harold C. Gordon, p. 17 - 1 Review
            1. Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen Weinstein
          8. [+]
            Commendables (5 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Old Tired Men and Shabby Ideas by David Pietrusza, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. 1945: Year Zero~~Nineteen Forty-Five: Year Zero by John A. Lukacs
            2. [+]
              Nixon's Lot, p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon by Richard M. Nixon
            3. [+]
              Fecher's Mencken, p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. Mencken: A Study of His Thought by Charles A. Fecher
            4. [+]
              Devine's Warning, p. 20 - 1 Review
              1. Does Freedom Work? by Donald J. Devine
            5. [+]
              Morgan's Choice, p. 20 - 1 Review
              1. On Becoming American by Ted Morgan
          9. [+]
            In Focus (2 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Richard A. Vaughan, p. 20 - 1 Review
              1. Welfare by Martin Anderson
            2. [+]
              Welty's Tributes, p. 21 - 1 Review
              1. The Eye of the Story by Eudora Welty
          10. [+]
            Waste of Money: Woods' Stiffness, p. 21 - 1 Review
            1. Biko by Donald Woods
          11. The Amerian Scene, p. 22
          12. Stage: A Ballet Ensemble on a Couch, p. 23
          13. [+]
            Screen: Subtle Filth and Salvation through Platitude by Eric Shapearo, pp. 23-24 - 2 Reviews
            1. Pretty Baby (1978 Film) by Louis Malle
            2. An Unmarried Woman (1978 Film) by Paul Mazursky
          14. Journalism, p. 25
          15. Liberal Culture, p. 26
          16. Polemics & Exchanges by John Hastings#2, p. 26
          17. Civility in The New Republic and Logic that Shines from the Washington Star , pp. 27-28
        5. [+]
          September 1978 Issue = 21 Articles
          1. Comment by Leopold Tyrmand, pp. 4-5
          2. [+]
            A Timid Call to Arms by Thomas Molnar, pp. 6-7 - 1 Review
            1. On Moral Fiction by John C. Gardner
          3. [+]
            The Spiritual Splendors of Weakness and Myopia by Mary Ellen Fox, pp. 8-9 - 1 Review
            1. The Human Factor by Graham Greene
          4. [+]
            Feelin' Good as a Catholic Dilemma by Christopher Manion, p. 10 - 1 Review
            1. Final Payments by Mary Gordon
          5. [+]
            One's-Own-Navel Universe by Whit Stillman, pp. 11-12 - 1 Review
            1. The World According to Garp by John Irving
          6. [+]
            Man's Real Thing by Otto J. Scott, pp. 13-14 - 1 Review
            1. Whistle by James Jones
          7. [+]
            Empty Caricatures by Edward J. Walsh, pp. 15-16 - 1 Review
            1. An American Romance by John Casey
          8. [+]
            Commendables (3 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              The Traps of Good Will by Nancy Mohrbacher, p. 17 - 1 Review
              1. Doing Good by Willard Gaylin, Ira Glasser, Steven Marcus, and David J. Rothman, ...
            2. [+]
              Kershner's Resolution, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. How to Stay in Love with One Woman for Seventy Years by Howard E. Kershner
            3. [+]
              Lundborg's Private Saga, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. Up To Now by Louis B. Lundborg
          9. [+]
            In Focus (3 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Gittelson's Half-Hearted Effort, p. 18 - 1 Review
              1. Dominus by Natalie Gittelson
            2. [+]
              Spackman's Honorable Toy, p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. An Armful of Warm Girl by W.M. Spackman
            3. [+]
              Winn's Impossibility of Winning, p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. The Plug-In Drug by Marie Winn
          10. [+]
            Waste of Money: Krantz's Marionettes in a Puddle, p. 20 - 1 Review
            1. Scruples by Judith Krantz
          11. The American Scene, pp. 20-22
          12. Stage: Clowning With Survival, p. 23
          13. [+]
            Screen: Stylization, Charmlessness and Kitsch by Eric Shapearo, pp. 23-24 - 3 Reviews
            1. The Last Waltz (1978 Film) by Martin Scorsese
            2. Heaven Can Wait (1978 Film) by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry
            3. Grease (1978 Film) by Randal Kleiser
          14. Journalism, p. 25
          15. Parade's Informed Opinion , p. 26
          16. Liberal Culture, pp. 27-28
          17. Polemics & Exchanges, pp. 29-32
        6. [+]
          November 1978 Issue = 22 Articles
          1. Editor's Comment by Leopold Tyrmand, pp. 4-5
          2. [+]
            A Tale of Two Ef(ph)rons by Kenneth Kolson, pp. 6-8 - 1 Review
            1. Scribble Scribble by Nora Ephron
          3. [+]
            Beliefs and Verbal Vehemence by Ernest van den Haag, pp. 9-10 - 2 Reviews
            1. The Psychological Society by Martin L. Gross
            2. The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz
          4. [+]
            Saint Marx or Oversimplification by Paul Gottfried, pp. 11-12 - 1 Review
            1. The Betrayal of the West by Jacques Ellul
          5. [+]
            GNP and the Spiritual Defects of Modern Man by Stephen Maloney, pp. 13-14 - 1 Review
            1. Two Cheers for Capitalism by Irving Kristol
          6. [+]
            Ignorance, Power, and Liberty by Jeffrey St. John, pp. 15-17 - 1 Review
            1. On Press by Tom Wicker
          7. [+]
            Exhorting Fiscal Sin and Sinners by Clarence Carson, p. 18 - 1 Review
            1. A Time for Truth by William E. Simon
          8. [+]
            Commendables (3 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Poetry, Society, Human Self by Gordon M. Pradl, p. 19 - 1 Review
              1. Sylvia Plath: Poetry and Existence by David Holbrook
            2. [+]
              Crozier's Warning, p. 20 - 1 Review
              1. Strategy of Survival by Brian Crozier
            3. [+]
              Molnar's Reflectivenss, p. 20 - 1 Review
              1. Christian Humanism by Thomas Molnar
          9. [+]
            In Focus (2 Reviews)
            1. [+]
              Singer's Glory, p. 21 - 1 Review
              1. Shosha by Isaac Bashevis Singer
            2. [+]
              White's Exhibitionism, p. 21 - 1 Review
              1. In Search of History by Theodore H. White
          10. [+]
            Waste of Money: Schlesinger's Sentimentality, p. 22 - 1 Review
            1. Robert Kennedy and His Times by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
          11. Stage: Lives Fractured by Rubbish, p. 22
          12. [+]
            Screen: Hollywood's Degradation and Fall by Eric Shapearo, pp. 23-24 - 4 Reviews
            1. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978 Film) by Irvin Kershner
            2. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978 Film) by John Landis
            3. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978 Film) by Karel Reisz
            4. The Buddy Holly Story (1978 Film) by Steve Rash
          13. The American Scene, p. 25
          14. Journalism, p. 26
          15. Special Offerings , p. 26
          16. Time's Selective Memory , p. 27
          17. Chicago Tribune's Semantics , p. 28
          18. Liberal Culture, p. 28
          19. Polemics & Exchanges by David H. Hirsch, pp. 29-32
      2. [+]
        Issues of 1979 = 6 Issues, 139 Articles
      3. [+]
        Issues of the 1980s = 10 Years, 102 Issues, 2,832 Articles
        1. [+]
          Issues of 1980 = 6 Issues, 167 Articles
          1. [+]
            Issues of 1981 = 6 Issues, 163 Articles
            1. [+]
              Issues of 1982 = 8 Issues, 219 Articles
              1. [+]
                Issues of 1983 = 12 Issues, 384 Articles
                1. [+]
                  Issues of 1984 = 12 Issues, 348 Articles
                  1. [+]
                    Issues of 1985 = 11 Issues, 295 Articles
                    1. [+]
                      Issues of 1986 = 11 Issues, 308 Articles
                      1. [+]
                        Issues of 1987 = 12 Issues, 309 Articles
                        1. [+]
                          Issues of 1988 = 12 Issues, 321 Articles
                          1. [+]
                            Issues of 1989 = 12 Issues, 318 Articles
                          2. [+]
                            Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 118 Issues, 2,935 Articles
                            1. [+]
                              Issues of 1990 = 11 Issues, 286 Articles
                              1. [+]
                                Issues of 1991 = 12 Issues, 314 Articles
                                1. [+]
                                  Issues of 1992 = 11 Issues, 259 Articles
                                  1. [+]
                                    Issues of 1993 = 12 Issues, 284 Articles
                                    1. [+]
                                      Issues of 1994 = 12 Issues, 292 Articles
                                      1. [+]
                                        Issues of 1995 = 12 Issues, 311 Articles
                                        1. [+]
                                          Issues of 1996 = 12 Issues, 321 Articles
                                          1. [+]
                                            Issues of 1997 = 12 Issues, 293 Articles
                                            1. [+]
                                              Issues of 1998 = 12 Issues, 283 Articles
                                              1. [+]
                                                Issues of 1999 = 12 Issues, 292 Articles
                                              2. [+]
                                                Issues of the 2000s = 10 Years, 113 Issues, 3,065 Articles
                                                1. [+]
                                                  Issues of 2000 = 12 Issues, 320 Articles
                                                  1. [+]
                                                    Issues of 2001 = 12 Issues, 356 Articles
                                                    1. [+]
                                                      Issues of 2002 = 12 Issues, 331 Articles
                                                      1. [+]
                                                        Issues of 2003 = 11 Issues, 316 Articles
                                                        1. [+]
                                                          Issues of 2004 = 12 Issues, 335 Articles
                                                          1. [+]
                                                            Issues of 2005 = 12 Issues, 320 Articles
                                                            1. [+]
                                                              Issues of 2006 = 12 Issues, 314 Articles
                                                              1. [+]
                                                                Issues of 2007 = 11 Issues, 289 Articles
                                                                1. [+]
                                                                  Issues of 2008 = 9 Issues, 224 Articles
                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                    Issues of 2009 = 10 Issues, 260 Articles
                                                                  2. [+]
                                                                    Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 12 Issues, 293 Articles
                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                      Issues of 2010 = 12 Issues, 293 Articles