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  1. [+]
    Issues of the 1970s = 9 Years, 77 Issues, 1,558 Articles
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      Issues of 1970 = 3 Issues, 46 Articles
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        Issues of 1971 = 7 Issues, 134 Articles
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          Issues of 1972 = 9 Issues, 155 Articles
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                  Issues of 1976 = 10 Issues, 206 Articles
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                    Issues of 1977 = 10 Issues, 227 Articles
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                      Issues of 1978 = 10 Issues, 203 Articles
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                      Issues of the 1980s = 10 Years, 115 Issues, 2,559 Articles
                      1. [+]
                        Issues of 1980 = 9 Issues, 164 Articles
                        1. [+]
                          January 1980 Issue = 17 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/America Last by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/Kennedy's Hearing Aides by Tom Bethell, p. 5
                          4. [+]
                            The Talkies/Kramer vs. Kramer by John Podhoretz, p. 6 - 1 Review
                            1. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979 Film) by Robert Benton
                          5. The Jonas Savimbi Interview by Francis X. Miller, pp. 7-10
                          6. Human Rights in Foreign Policy by Stephen Miller, pp. 11-13
                          7. The IRA and the Barrooms of America by Ferdinand Mount, pp. 14-16
                          8. Production Lost by Andy Stark, pp. 17-20
                          9. "Domestic Spying": The Constitutional Imperative by Eugene H. Methvin, pp. 21-23
                          10. Drink American by John Nollson, p. 24
                          11. News on the March by F.S. Manor, pp. 25-26
                          12. Among the Intellectualoids/My Life With "The Kids" by Herbert I. London, pp. 27-29
                          13. [+]
                            Review Jews and the Left, by Arthur Liebman by Robert Licht, pp. 30-31 - 1 Review
                            1. Jews and the Left by Arthur Liebman
                          14. [+]
                            2 Reviews For the Record, by Felix Morley by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 32-33 - 2 Reviews
                            1. For the Record by Felix Morley
                            2. Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher by Henry Regnery
                          15. [+]
                            Review Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story, by Peter Wyden by Stephen Bryen, p. 34 - 1 Review
                            1. Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story by Peter Wyden
                          16. [+]
                            Review Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, by Forrest Mc... by Alan L. Miller, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                            1. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography by Forrest McDonald
                          17. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 37-40
                        2. [+]
                          March 1980 Issue = 19 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/Ladies and Gentlemen, My Candidate by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Special Editorial/Defend America Now by The Editors, p. 5
                          4. Capitol Ideas/Counter-Intelligence at the Times by Tom Bethell, p. 6
                          5. The No-Nuke Wind Ensemble by Joseph Shattan, pp. 7-11
                          6. Jimmy's Geography Lesson by Kenneth L. Adelman, pp. 12-13
                          7. The Imperial Candidacy by Aram Bakshian, Jr., pp. 14-16
                          8. Le Carre's People by Karl O'Lessker, pp. 17-18
                          9. How to Run a Filthy Campaign by Niccolo Machiavelli, pp. 19-21
                          10. The Talk of the Town by John Nollson, p. 22
                          11. Presswatch by Michael Ledeen, pp. 23-25
                          12. [+]
                            2 Reviews Russia and the United States, by Nikolai V. Si... by John Lewis Gaddis, pp. 26-29 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Russia and the United States by Nikolai V. Sivachev and Nikolai N. Yakovlev
                            2. Russia's Road to the Cold War by Vojtech Mastny
                          13. [+]
                            Review Familiar Territory: Observations on American L... by Stephen Miller, p. 30 - 1 Review
                            1. Familiar Territory: Observations on American Life by Joseph Epstein
                          14. [+]
                            Review Who Gets Ahead?, by Christopher Jencks by Mark T. Lilla, p. 31 - 1 Review
                            1. Who Gets Ahead? by Christopher Jencks
                          15. [+]
                            Review With No Apologies, by Barry M. Goldwater by William A. Rusher, pp. 32-33 - 1 Review
                            1. With No Apologies by Barry M. Goldwater
                          16. [+]
                            Review The Alcoholic Republic, by W.J. Rorabaugh by George Ertel, p. 34 - 1 Review
                            1. The Alcoholic Republic by W.J. Rorabaugh
                          17. [+]
                            Review Giving Good Weight, by John McPhee by Joshua Gilder, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                            1. Giving Good Weight by John McPhee
                          18. Correspondence, p. 37
                          19. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 38-40
                        3. [+]
                          April 1980 Issue = 18 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/The Marion Stonehead Redeemed by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/The Soviet Sphere of Influenze by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. The Dogmas of the Modern-Day Mugwumps by Stephen Miller, pp. 7-10
                          5. Radical Sheikhs by Douglas J. Feith, pp. 11-13
                          6. After Eastern Lives by Anne Crutcher, pp. 14-16
                          7. Naderism: Commerce on the Babylonian Model by Fred D. Baldwin, pp. 17-20
                          8. The New Brinksmanship by John Nollson, p. 21
                          9. Campaign Fundaments by Theo Lippman, Jr., p. 22
                          10. [+]
                            The Talkies by John Podhoretz, p. 23 - 1 Review
                            1. Cruising (1980 Film) by William Friedkin
                          11. Presswatch/Where News Is Made by Michael Ledeen, pp. 24-25
                          12. Eminentoes/The Best Congressmen Money Can Buy by William Lucas, pp. 26-27
                          13. [+]
                            Review Small Futures, by Richard H. de Lone by Steven Lagerfeld, p. 28 - 1 Review
                            1. Small Futures by Richard H. de Lone
                          14. [+]
                            Review Rousseau's State of Nature, by Marc F. Plattner by Alan J. Eade, pp. 29-30 - 1 Review
                            1. Rousseau's State of Nature by Marc F. Plattner
                          15. [+]
                            Review Looking for Work, by Susan Cheever by Joshua Gilder, p. 31 - 1 Review
                            1. Looking for Work by Susan Cheever
                          16. [+]
                            Review Constitutional Interrelationships Between the ... by Albert L. Weeks, pp. 32-33 - 1 Review
                            1. Constitutional Interrelationships Between the President and Congress of the USA in the Sphere of Foreign Policy by Yuri I. Nyporko
                          17. Correspondence, pp. 34-36
                          18. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 37-40
                        4. [+]
                          May 1980 Issue = 18 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/The Travels of Parson Anderson by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/Altars, Pulpits, and Knaves by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. Revolution's End: Carlos Franqui knows what the American Left has yet to learn by R. Bruce McColm, pp. 7-10
                          5. The Phony War by W. Scott Thompson, pp. 11-12
                          6. On the Threshold of the Eighties by Malcolm Muggeridge, pp. 13-17
                          7. The Four Year Itch by John Nollson, p. 18
                          8. Siding With Supply by Tom Bethell, pp. 19-21
                          9. Presswatch/Is There Intelligence at the Times? by Michael Ledeen, p. 22
                          10. [+]
                            The Talkies/The Trials of Alger Hiss by John Podhoretz, pp. 23-24 - 1 Review
                            1. The Trials of Alger Hiss (1980 Film) by John Lowenthal
                          11. The Great American Saloon Series/Frenchy's of Roselle Park by Joe Mysak, p. 25
                          12. [+]
                            Review America Revised, by Frances Fitzgerald by Alan J. Eade, pp. 26-27 - 1 Review
                            1. America Revised by Frances Fitzgerald
                          13. [+]
                            Review On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors, by ... by Brock Yates, pp. 28-29 - 1 Review
                            1. On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors by John Z. De Lorean and J. Patrick Wright
                          14. [+]
                            Review Fortune's Child, by Lewis H. Lapham by Mitchell S. Ross, p. 30 - 1 Review
                            1. Fortune's Child by Lewis H. Lapham
                          15. [+]
                            Review Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia, by E. ... by Robert Nisbet, pp. 31-32 - 1 Review
                            1. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia by E. Digby Baltzell
                          16. [+]
                            Review O My America!, by Johanna Kaplan by Tod Lindberg, pp. 33-34 - 1 Review
                            1. O My America! by Johanna Kaplan
                          17. Spectator's Journal, pp. 35-36
                          18. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 37-40
                        5. [+]
                          June 1980 Issue = 20 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/The Great White Ph.D. by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/Citizen Nader's Loaded Dais by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. How to Fail at Being Safe: In a world of nuclear weapons, our strategists say, prepared... by Charles Horner, pp. 7-10
                          5. Islam and Modernization by Eric Hoffer, p. 11
                          6. When Intelligence Passes the Test by William R. Havender, pp. 12-15
                          7. The New Red Army by Stuart L. Koehl and Stephen P. Glick, pp. 16-17
                          8. Rich Man, Poor Man, Chinaman by Miriam London and Ma Yuan, p. 18
                          9. The New World Disorder by F.S. Manor, pp. 19-21
                          10. The Power Elite by John Nollson, pp. 22-23
                          11. The Public Policy/An Imminent Electric Orgy by Fred D. Baldwin, pp. 24-26
                          12. European Document/Old Europe, New Relations by Raymond Aron, p. 27
                          13. The Nation's Pulse/America's Stock in Trade by Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr., p. 28
                          14. [+]
                            Review An Unfinished History of the World, by Hugh Th... by Fred Baumann, pp. 29-31 - 1 Review
                            1. An Unfinished History of the World by Hugh Thomas
                          15. [+]
                            Review American Government, by James Q. Wilson by James Piereson, pp. 32-35 - 1 Review
                            1. American Government by James Q. Wilson
                          16. [+]
                            Review Zebra, by Clark Howard by Mike Parrish, p. 36 - 1 Review
                            1. Zebra by Clark Howard
                          17. [+]
                            Review Who's on First, by William F. Buckley Jr. by Joseph Shattan, p. 37 - 1 Review
                            1. Who's on First by William F. Buckley Jr.
                          18. [+]
                            Review The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe by Mitchell S. Ross, p. 38 - 1 Review
                            1. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
                          19. Correspondence, pp. 39-40
                          20. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 41-44
                        6. [+]
                          September 1980 Issue = 17 Articles
                          1. European Document/Who Shall Judge Israel? by Colin Welch, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/War Games by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/Scuttled Masses by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. Jimmy's Favorite Terrorist by Joseph Shattan, pp. 7-9
                          5. Rescuing Missions by Eugene V. Rostow, pp. 10-11
                          6. Cambodia and the Prince by Carl Gershman, pp. 12-15
                          7. Being of Good Cheer by John P. Sisk, pp. 16-20
                          8. The Corporation's Song by Walter Berns, pp. 21-24
                          9. Dream Tickets by John Nollson, p. 25
                          10. Presswatch/Keeping Disinformed by Michael Ledeen, p. 26
                          11. [+]
                            The Talkies/Popular Cults by John Podhoretz, pp. 27-28 - 1 Review
                            1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975 Film) by Jim Sharman
                          12. The Public Policy/Nothing for Everyone by Neil Howe, pp. 29-31
                          13. [+]
                            Review The Present Danger, by Norman Podhoretz by Sidney Hook, p. 32 - 1 Review
                            1. The Present Danger by Norman Podhoretz
                          14. [+]
                            Review Democracy and Distrust, by John Hart Ely by Herman Belz, pp. 33-34 - 1 Review
                            1. Democracy and Distrust by John Hart Ely
                          15. [+]
                            Review Kolyma Tales, by Varlam Shalamov by Stephen Miller, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                            1. Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov
                          16. [+]
                            Review Saltbound: A Block Island Winter, by Chilton W... by Mitchell S. Ross, p. 37 - 1 Review
                            1. Saltbound: A Block Island Winter by Chilton Williamson, Jr.
                          17. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 38-40
                        7. [+]
                          October 1980 Issue = 20 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/Jimmy in a Mudslide by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/Letter from Martha's Vineyard by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. The People's Yes by Midge Decter, pp. 7-10
                          5. Red-Curtained Catacombs by Francis X. Maier, pp. 11-13
                          6. Malcolm Cowley Forgets by Kenneth S. Lynn, pp. 14-16
                          7. Reagan's Advice Squad by Jude Wanniski, pp. 17-20
                          8. Railroading the Democrats by John Nollson, p. 21
                          9. The Public Policy/Overloading the Circuits by Orrin G. Hatch, pp. 22-23
                          10. Among the Intellectualoids/Wild About Henry by Richard Hanser, p. 24
                          11. The Nation's Pulse/Confirmations of Independence by Arthur F. Fergenson, pp. 25-26
                          12. [+]
                            Review Counting Our Blessings, by Daniel P. Moynihan by Terry Eastland, p. 27 - 1 Review
                            1. Counting Our Blessings by Daniel P. Moynihan
                          13. [+]
                            3 Reviews The Pulse of Politics, by James David Barber by Aram Bakshian, Jr., pp. 28-29 - 3 Reviews
                            1. The Pulse of Politics by James David Barber
                            2. How to Win Votes by Edward N. Costikyan
                            3. Playing to Win by Jeff Greenfield
                          14. [+]
                            Review Underground Notes, by Mihajlo Mihajlov by Deborah Davis, p. 30 - 1 Review
                            1. Underground Notes by Mihajlo Mihajlov
                          15. [+]
                            Review Fat City, by Donald Lambro by Paul Craig Roberts, pp. 31-32 - 1 Review
                            1. Fat City by Donald Lambro
                          16. [+]
                            Review A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole by Rhoda Koenig, p. 33 - 1 Review
                            1. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
                          17. [+]
                            Review The Second Coming, by Walker Percy by Joshua Gilder, pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                            1. The Second Coming by Walker Percy
                          18. Correspondence, p. 36
                          19. Spectator's Journal, p. 37
                          20. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 38-40
                        8. [+]
                          November 1980 Issue = 16 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/Reagan, Carter, and Cash by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/Evolution Now by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. Introduction by Stephen Rosen, p. 7
                          5. Hiding from the Nuclear Age by Stephen Rosen, pp. 8-12
                          6. Renewing a Beautiful Relationship by Stephen Sestanovich, pp. 13-17
                          7. Wielding Alignments by Steven R. David, pp. 18-22
                          8. Systems Paralysis by Eliot Cohen, pp. 23-28
                          9. Among the Intellectualoids/A Handbook for Maidens by John Simon, pp. 29-30
                          10. Presswatch/Sunni Days by Michael Ledeen, pp. 31-32
                          11. European Documents/What Should the West Do? by Jean-Francois Revel, p. 33
                          12. [+]
                            Review Criminals and Victims, by Lois G. Forer by Joseph W. Bishop, Jr., pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                            1. Criminals and Victims by Lois G. Forer
                          13. [+]
                            Review Jimmy Carter, by Betty Glad by Fred Barnes, pp. 36-37 - 1 Review
                            1. Jimmy Carter by Betty Glad
                          14. [+]
                            Review Radical Principles, by Michael Walzer by Mark T. Lilla, pp. 38-40 - 1 Review
                            1. Radical Principles by Michael Walzer
                          15. Spectator's Journal, pp. 41-42
                          16. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 43-44
                        9. [+]
                          December 1980 Issue = 19 Articles
                          1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 2-3
                          2. Editorial/Bibo Ergo Sum by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4
                          3. Capitol Ideas/The Passing of the Buck by Tom Bethell, pp. 5-6
                          4. The Entrepreneurial Future by George Gilder, pp. 7-11
                          5. Solzhenitsyn Reconsidered I by Malcolm Muggeridge, pp. 12-13
                          6. Solzhenitsyn Reconsidered II by Delba Winthrop, pp. 14-16
                          7. The Reagan Budget by Karl O'Lessker, pp. 17-20
                          8. Chrysler's Nuclear Showroom by John Nollson, p. 21
                          9. Books for Christmas, pp. 22-26
                          10. European Document/The Paris Synagogue Bombing by Raymond Aron, pp. 27-29
                          11. Presswatch/Billy Lie by Michael Ledeen, pp. 30-31
                          12. [+]
                            The Talkies/Mazursky Trio by John Podhoretz, p. 32 - 1 Review
                            1. Willie and Phil (1980 Film) by Paul Mazursky
                          13. Public Policy/The Bromide of Campaign '80? by Elliott Abrams, p. 33
                          14. [+]
                            Review Fire in the Minds of Men, by James H. Billington by Werner J. Dannhauser, p. 34 - 1 Review
                            1. Fire in the Minds of Men by James H. Billington
                          15. [+]
                            Review Kingdoms of the Blind, by Harold W. Rood by Terry O'Rourke, pp. 35-37 - 1 Review
                            1. Kingdoms of the Blind by Harold W. Rood
                          16. [+]
                            Review The Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald, by ... by William H. Nolte, p. 38 - 1 Review
                            1. The Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew Bruccoli, Margaret M. Duggan, and Susan Walker, ...
                          17. [+]
                            Review Arabia, the Gulf, and the West, by J.B. Kelly by Daniel Pipes, pp. 39-41 - 1 Review
                            1. Arabia, the Gulf, and the West by J.B. Kelly
                          18. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, p. 42
                          19. Index for Volume 13, pp. 43-48
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                        Issues of 1981 = 12 Issues, 207 Articles
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                          Issues of 1982 = 10 Issues, 209 Articles
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                            Issues of 1983 = 12 Issues, 267 Articles
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                              Issues of 1984 = 12 Issues, 265 Articles
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                                Issues of 1985 = 12 Issues, 285 Articles
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                                  Issues of 1986 = 12 Issues, 290 Articles
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                                    Issues of 1987 = 12 Issues, 303 Articles
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                                      Issues of 1988 = 12 Issues, 285 Articles
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                                        Issues of 1989 = 12 Issues, 284 Articles
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                                        Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 119 Issues, 2,873 Articles
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                                          Issues of 1990 = 12 Issues, 260 Articles
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                                            Issues of 1991 = 12 Issues, 281 Articles
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                                              Issues of 1992 = 12 Issues, 270 Articles
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                                                Issues of 1993 = 12 Issues, 303 Articles
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                                                  Issues of 1994 = 11 Issues, 270 Articles
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                                                    Issues of 1995 = 12 Issues, 291 Articles
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                                                      Issues of 1996 = 12 Issues, 312 Articles
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                                                        Issues of 1997 = 12 Issues, 293 Articles
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                                                          Issues of 1998 = 12 Issues, 293 Articles
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                                                            Issues of 1999 = 12 Issues, 300 Articles
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                                                            Issues of the 2000s = 6 Years, 36 Issues, 975 Articles
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                                                              Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 257 Articles
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                                                                Issues of 2001 = 8 Issues, 222 Articles
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                                                                  Issues of 2002 = 6 Issues, 148 Articles
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                                                                    Issues of 2003 = 1 Issue, 19 Articles
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                                                                      Issues of 2008 = 1 Issue, 38 Articles
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                                                                        Issues of 2009 = 10 Issues, 291 Articles