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  1. [+]
    The Agonized Academy (Review)
    The American University, by Jacques Barzun
    1. The American University by Jacques Barzun
    Modern Age, Summer 1970, pp. 329-330
  2. All About Language (1955)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  3. America and the Fate of Ancient Rome
    Modern Age, Spring 1976, pp. 187-195
  4. The America We Lost (1968)
    The Concerns of a Conservative
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  5. The America We Lost
    The Freeman, May 1964, pp. 7-9
  6. Features
    The America We Lost
    How the spirit of freedom was superseded by the search for security.
    The Freeman, March 1996, pp. 132-133
  7. The American Language in the Early '70's
    Modern Age, Fall 1971, pp. 409-415
  8. [+]
    The American Language: Proper and Improper (2 Reviews)
    A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage, by Bergen Evans and Cornelia Evans
    1. A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage by Bergen Evans and Cornelia Evans
    2. A Dictionary of American-English Usage by Margaret Nicholson
    The Saturday Review, August 31, 1957, p. 10
  9. The American Road to Peace (1945)
    A Constitution for the World
    1 Review
  10. [+]
    The Argot of England (Review)
    British Self-Taught, by Norman W. Schur
    1. British Self-Taught by Norman W. Schur
    Modern Age, Spring 1974, pp. 203-204
  11. The Big Mystery in Small Words
    The Saturday Review, June 10, 1967, pp. 98-99
  12. The Challenge of the Linguistic Realism
    The Saturday Review, April 23, 1966, pp. 27-28
  13. The Consumers Manifesto (1960)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  14. The Dictionary as a Battlefront
    The Saturday Review, July 21, 1962, pp. 44-47
  15. Ending the Language Traffic Jam
    The Saturday Review, September 9, 1961, pp. 14-16
  16. English in 2061
    A Forecast
    The Saturday Review, January 14, 1961, pp. 12-14
  17. Books & the Arts
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    English in Its American Fashion (Review)
    Modern American Usage: A Guide, by Wilson Follett and Jacques Barzun
    1. Modern American Usage: A Guide by Wilson Follett and Jacques Barzun
    The Nation, December 26, 1966, pp. 709-710
  18. [+]
    A Fine Italian Hand (Review)
    From Caesar to the Mafia, by Luigi Barzini
    1. From Caesar to the Mafia by Luigi Barzini
    Modern Age, Fall 1971, pp. 438-441
  19. Getting Along in French (1958)
    A Holiday Magazine Language Book
  20. Getting Along in Italian (1958)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  21. Getting Along in Spanish (1957)
  22. The Hidden Politics of Words
    The Saturday Review, January 15, 1966, pp. 22-24
  23. How Did Language Begin?
    The Saturday Review, September 9, 1967, pp. 54-55
  24. [+]
    In a Manner of Speaking (4 Reviews)
    Dictionary of American Slang, by Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner
    1. Dictionary of American Slang by Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner
    2. Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage by William Morris and Mary Morris
    3. Bernstein's Reverse Dictionary by Theodore M. Bernstein
    4. An Almanac of Words at Play by Willard R. Espy
    Modern Age, Fall 1976, pp. 451-453
  25. The Language of Taxation
    Modern Age, Spring 1972, pp. 182-188
  26. Languages for War and Peace (1944)
    1 Review
  27. [+]
    A Lexicon of Lingoes (Review)
    The New Language of Politics, by William Safire
    1. The New Language of Politics by William Safire
    Modern Age, Summer 1972, p. 334
  28. A Loss for Words
    The Saturday Review, November 14, 1964, pp. 82-83
  29. The Many Hues of English (1967)
  30. One Language for the World (1958)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  31. Our Names (1955)
    Where They Came from and What They Mean
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  32. Parallel Proverbs
    The Saturday Review, May 2, 1964, pp. 16-17
  33. [+]
    The Political Patois (Review)
    The New Language of Politics, by William Safire
    1. The New Language of Politics by William Safire
    Modern Age, Spring 1969, pp. 202-203
  34. [+]
    The Politics of Defeat (Review)
    Will America Surrender?, by Slobodan M. Draskovich
    1. Will America Surrender? by Slobodan M. Draskovich
    Modern Age, Winter 1975, pp. 93-94
  35. Prospects for a Global Language
    The Saturday Review, May 2, 1970, pp. 23-25
  36. Representation Without Taxation
    Modern Age, Spring 1973, pp. 143-150
  37. Russia's Secret Weapon
    Modern Age, Fall 1966, pp. 364-365
  38. Books & the Arts
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    Salame Is Salami Is Salamis (Review)
    The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, by Jess Stein
    1. The Random House Dictionary of the English Language by Jess Stein
    The Nation, December 19, 1966, p. 675
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    Say It with Symbols (Review)
    The Magic and Mystery of Words, by J. Donald Adams
    1. The Magic and Mystery of Words by J. Donald Adams
    The Saturday Review, December 28, 1963, p. 43
  40. [+]
    Some Uncivil Liberties (Review)
    A Civil Tongue, by Edwin Newman
    1. A Civil Tongue by Edwin Newman
    Modern Age, Summer 1977, pp. 326-327
  41. [+]
    The Sounds Around Us (Review)
    The Treasure of Our Tongue, by Lincoln K. Barnett
    1. The Treasure of Our Tongue by Lincoln K. Barnett
    The Saturday Review, November 7, 1964, pp. 39-41
  42. The Sparrows of Paris (1958)
    1 Review
  43. The Story of Language (1949)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  44. The Story of Latin and the Romance Languages (1976)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  45. The Story of the English Language (1968)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  46. Swords of Anjou (1953)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  47. Three Years of Weasel Words - A Sample
    Modern Age, Summer 1967, pp. 259-265
  48. A Universal Alphabet
    Free World, November 1946, pp. 45-49
  49. Weasel Word-Groups - 1964 Style
    Modern Age, Spring 1964, pp. 166-173
  50. Weasel Words - 1962 Style
    Modern Age, Spring 1962, pp. 175-182
  51. Weasel Words of an Election Year
    Modern Age, Fall 1968, pp. 388-394
  52. Weasel Words--The 1969 Crop
    Modern Age, Fall 1969, pp. 363-371
  53. Weasel Words-The 1967 Crop
    Modern Age, Summer 1968, pp. 302-309
  54. Words in Sheep's Clothing (1969)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
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