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  1. [+]
    Issues of the 1970s = 9 Years, 77 Issues, 1,558 Articles
    1. [+]
      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 1973 = 9 Issues, 180 Articles
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              Issues of 1974 = 9 Issues, 197 Articles
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                Issues of 1975 = 10 Issues, 210 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
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                        Issues of 1980 = 9 Issues, 164 Articles
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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
                                1. [+]
                                  January 1984 Issue = 24 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/Thatcher Lets Us Down/Don't Shoot by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Entrail Reading by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. Who's Behind the Rosenbergs? by Robert Bernstein, pp. 12-13
                                  6. The Derationalized Zone by Benjamin J. Stein, pp. 14-17
                                  7. Sidney Hook: Fifty Years of Anti-Communism by Stephen Miller, pp. 18-20
                                  8. [+]
                                    Stanley Karnow's Vietnam by Doan Van Toai and David Chanoff, pp. 21-23 - 1 Review
                                    1. Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow
                                  9. The Tourist Menace by Ernest van den Haag, pp. 24-26
                                  10. Presswatch/Fools for Grenada by Fred Barnes, p. 27
                                  11. The Nation's Pulse/A New Conservatism by Lewis Lehrman, pp. 28-29
                                  12. Among the Intellectualoids/Guilt Trip by Charlotte Hays, pp. 30-32
                                  13. Politique Internationale/Katis vs. Eleni by Taki, p. 33
                                  14. [+]
                                    The Talkies/The Right Fluff by Martha Bayles, pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Right Stuff (1983 Film) by Philip Kaufman
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review The Politics at God's Funeral, by Michael Harr... by Mary Tedeschi, p. 36 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Politics at God's Funeral by Michael Harrington
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review Writers in Russia, 1917-1978, by Max Hayward a... by Herb Greer, pp. 37-38 - 1 Review
                                    1. Writers in Russia, 1917-1978 by Max Hayward and Patricia Blake
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review The Middle of My Tether, by Joseph Epstein by Mark Lilla, p. 39 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Middle of My Tether by Joseph Epstein
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Monimbo, by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave by Roger Kaplan, pp. 40-41 - 1 Review
                                    1. Monimbo by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave
                                  19. [+]
                                    Review The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener, by Mart... by William H. Nolte, p. 42 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener by Martin Gardner
                                  20. [+]
                                    Review White Mischief, by James Fox by George P. McCartney, p. 43 - 1 Review
                                    1. White Mischief by James Fox
                                  21. [+]
                                    2 Reviews Earl Warren: A Public Life, by G. Edward White by Edward J. Erler, pp. 44-47 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Earl Warren: A Public Life by G. Edward White
                                    2. Inside the Warren Court, 1953-69 by Bernard Schwartz and Stephan Lesher
                                  22. Spectator's Journal/The Liberals' Halfway House by Richard Vigilante, pp. 48-50
                                  23. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 51-52
                                  24. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                2. [+]
                                  February 1984 Issue = 23 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 4
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 5
                                  3. Editorials/Visions of Jesse/Front Page Indignities/Sockdolagers of 1983 by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 6
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Feeding Off Capitalism by Tom Bethell, pp. 7-9
                                  5. The Year of George Orwell by Maurice Cranston, p. 10
                                  6. Traveling the Afghan Archipelago by Matthew Stevenson, pp. 11-14
                                  7. [+]
                                    Broken Faith: Steven Mosher, Stanford, and China by Miriam London and Ta-ling Lee, pp. 15-17 - 1 Review
                                    1. Broken Earth by Steven W. Mosher
                                  8. The Origins of Socialism by Ernest van den Haag, pp. 18-21
                                  9. Presswatch/Jesse and the Victorian Gents by Fred Barnes, pp. 22-23
                                  10. The Nation's Pulse/A Campaign Survival Guide by Peter Hannaford, pp. 24-25
                                  11. European Document/The Neolib Spanish Right by Reid Buckley, pp. 26-28
                                  12. Eminentoes/The Everlasting Bore by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 29-31
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Revolution in Time, by David S. Landes by Paul Johnson, pp. 32-34 - 1 Review
                                    1. Revolution in Time by David S. Landes
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review The Confidence Gap, by Seymour Martin Lipset a... by A. Lawrence Chickering, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Confidence Gap by Seymour Martin Lipset and William Schneider
                                  15. [+]
                                    2 Reviews Poland, by James A. Michener by Walter D. Connor, p. 37 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Poland by James A. Michener
                                    2. Valedictory by W.S. Kuniczak
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review The Muslim Discovery of Europe, by Bernard Lewis by "Rustam", p. 38 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Muslim Discovery of Europe by Bernard Lewis
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review Stranger and Brother, by Philip A. Snow by Thomas Mallon, p. 39 - 1 Review
                                    1. Stranger and Brother by Philip A. Snow
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Double Crossing, by Erika Holzer by John R. Dunlap, pp. 40-41 - 1 Review
                                    1. Double Crossing by Erika Holzer
                                  19. [+]
                                    2 Reviews The Rescue of Miss Yaskell, and Other Pipe Dre... by Joe Mysak, p. 42 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Rescue of Miss Yaskell, and Other Pipe Dreams by Russell Baker
                                    2. Growing Up by Russell Baker
                                  20. [+]
                                    Review Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859, by... by Robert Leiter, pp. 43-47 - 1 Review
                                    1. Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859 by Joseph Frank
                                  21. Spectator's Journal/Beyond Terrorism by Dan Peterson, pp. 48-49
                                  22. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 50-52
                                  23. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                3. [+]
                                  March 1984 Issue = 19 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 4-5
                                  2. Editorials/Worst Books of the Year/Doped/Chef Kroc by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 6
                                  3. Capitol Ideas/Smithwick and the Hive by Tom Bethell, pp. 7-9
                                  4. The Big Cancer Lie by Edith Efron, pp. 10-17
                                  5. The Befuddlement of American Catholicism by William McGurn, pp. 18-20
                                  6. Conservative Homes and Gardens by T. John Jamieson, pp. 21-22
                                  7. The Truth About Joe McCarthy by William Rusher and Joseph W. Bishop, Jr., pp. 23-25
                                  8. The Nation's Pulse/The Death of the Jackson Wing by Fred Barnes, pp. 26-27
                                  9. Eminentoes/The Sickness of Comrade 'Dropoff by Adrian Karatnycky, pp. 28-30
                                  10. [+]
                                    The Talkies/Silkwood by Martha Bayles, pp. 31-32 - 1 Review
                                    1. Silkwood (1983 Film) by Mike Nichols
                                  11. [+]
                                    Review Reflections of a Neoconservative, by Irving Kr... by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., pp. 33-34 - 1 Review
                                    1. Reflections of a Neoconservative by Irving Kristol
                                  12. [+]
                                    Review The Troubled Crusade, by Diane Ravitch by John R. Turner, p. 35 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Troubled Crusade by Diane Ravitch
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Bernard M. Baruch, by James L. Grant by Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., pp. 36-37 - 1 Review
                                    1. Bernard M. Baruch by James L. Grant
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review The Anatomy Lesson, by Philip Roth by George Sim Johnston, p. 38 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth
                                  15. [+]
                                    2 Reviews The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, by Peter Ac... by Roger Lewis, pp. 39-40 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde by Peter Ackroyd
                                    2. Wise Virgin by A.N. Wilson
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review Washington Irving: History, Tales, and Sketche... by Victor Anant, pp. 41-44 - 1 Review
                                    1. Washington Irving: History, Tales, and Sketches by James W. Tuttleton and Washington Irving
                                  17. Politique Internationale/Visions of Cairo by Taki, pp. 45-46
                                  18. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 47-48
                                  19. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                4. [+]
                                  April 1984 Issue = 19 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/More Black Cats/Reforming the Arts by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/A Yankophobe's Doubts by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. High Frontiers of Strategic Defense by Karl O'Lessker, pp. 12-14
                                  6. [+]
                                    The Narcissist Generation Hits the Screen by Yale Kramer and Rita Kramer, pp. 15-18 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Big Chill (1983 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
                                  7. Sentiment and U.S. Immigration Policy by Melvin E. Bradford, pp. 19-22
                                  8. Presswatch/Brighter Sides by Fred Barnes, pp. 23-24
                                  9. Eminentoes/Whither Mrs. Thatcher? by John Burton, p. 25
                                  10. The Nation's Pulse/Tom Stoppard on Broadway by Peter Shaw, pp. 26-27
                                  11. Spectator's Journal/Clerical Materialism in Mexico's Southeast by Mary Ball Martinez, pp. 28-29
                                  12. [+]
                                    Review Israel in the Mind of America, by Peter Grose by Rael Jean Isaac, pp. 30-33 - 1 Review
                                    1. Israel in the Mind of America by Peter Grose
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Finest Hour, by Martin Gilbert by Kenneth Minogue, p. 34 - 1 Review
                                    1. Finest Hour by Martin Gilbert
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review After Brezhnev, by Robert F. Byrnes by Francis Fukuyama, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                                    1. After Brezhnev by Robert F. Byrnes
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review A Partisan View, by William Phillips and Edith... by Thomas Mallon, p. 37 - 1 Review
                                    1. A Partisan View by William Phillips and Edith Kurzweil
                                  16. [+]
                                    2 Reviews Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald, by Scott D... by Franz M. Oppenheimer, pp. 38-39 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald by Scott Donaldson
                                    2. Class by Paul Fussell
                                  17. The Great American Saloon Series/The Milwaukee Turners by J. David Hoeveler, Jr., p. 40
                                  18. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 41-44
                                  19. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                5. [+]
                                  May 1984 Issue = 22 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 6-7
                                  2. Editorials/Fritz, My Fritz/Morality Lessons by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  3. Capitol Ideas/The Hive Perceives by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  4. The Deficit Reduction Industry by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 12-14
                                  5. John Lukacs Outgrows Conservatism by T. John Jamieson, pp. 15-17
                                  6. Jesse Jackson: The Great Man's Practice by Richard Grenier, pp. 18-20
                                  7. Jesse Jackson: The Great Man's Conscience by Werner J. Dannhauser, p. 21
                                  8. Jesse Jackson: The Great Man's Populism by William Tucker, pp. 22-24
                                  9. Presswatch/Whence Hartpence? by Fred Barnes, p. 25
                                  10. The Nation's Pulse/Where's the Bread? by Don Herzog, pp. 26-29
                                  11. [+]
                                    The Talkies/Against All Bods by Martha Bayles, p. 30 - 1 Review
                                    1. Against All Odds (1984 Film) by Taylor Hackford
                                  12. The Great American Saloon Series/Quaffing in Massachusetts by Joe Mysak, p. 31
                                  13. Correspondence, p. 32
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review Real Peace, by Richard M. Nixon by Mark Falcoff, pp. 33-34 - 1 Review
                                    1. Real Peace by Richard M. Nixon
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review The Death Penalty: A Debate, by Ernest van den... by Jeremy Rabkin, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Death Penalty: A Debate by Ernest van den Haag and John P. Conrad
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review Dark Horse, by Steve Neal by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 37-39 - 1 Review
                                    1. Dark Horse by Steve Neal
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review The Discoverers, by Daniel J. Boorstin by Antony Flew, pp. 40-41 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Culture and Politics, by Ronald Berman by John R. Turner, p. 42 - 1 Review
                                    1. Culture and Politics by Ronald Berman
                                  19. [+]
                                    Review Kathy Boudin and the Dance of Death, by Ellen ... by Eugene H. Methvin, p. 43 - 1 Review
                                    1. Kathy Boudin and the Dance of Death by Ellen Frankfort
                                  20. Spectator's Journal/Hollywood's Mr. Antinuke by Marjorie Lewellyn Marks, pp. 44-47
                                  21. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 48-52
                                  22. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                6. [+]
                                  June 1984 Issue = 21 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/Congressional Minesweepers/Death Threat Democrats by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Thoughts on Poverty by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. Conservative Critics of NATO by Owen Harries, pp. 12-13
                                  6. The Politics Margin of 1984 by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 14-17
                                  7. A Mugging in the Groves: The Story of the Yale Literary Magazine by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 18-20
                                  8. Literary Lies of Respectable Liberals by Peter Shaw, pp. 21-23
                                  9. Presswatch/Stand By Your Man by Fred Barnes, pp. 24-25
                                  10. Eminentoes/How'm I Doin'? by William McGurn, pp. 26-28
                                  11. The Public Policy/Cancer Scare of the Month by William R. Havender, pp. 29-31
                                  12. [+]
                                    Review The Aeneid, by Robert Fitzgerald and Virgil by Susan Scheinberg, pp. 32-33 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Aeneid by Robert Fitzgerald and Virgil
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Stepping Over, by Malcolm McConnell by Mark Falcoff, pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                                    1. Stepping Over by Malcolm McConnell
                                  14. [+]
                                    2 Reviews The Plot to Kill the Pope, by Paul B. Henze by Paul Seabury, pp. 36-37 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Plot to Kill the Pope by Paul B. Henze
                                    2. The Time of the Assassins by Claire Sterling
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, by Vaughn... by Alonzo L. Hamby, pp. 38-40 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson by Vaughn Davis Bornet
                                  16. [+]
                                    2 Reviews The Island of Crimea, by Vassily Aksyonov by Stephen Miller, pp. 41-42 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Island of Crimea by Vassily Aksyonov
                                    2. The Compromise by Sergei Dovlatov
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review The Collected Stories of Colette, by Robert Ph... by Victoria Sackett, p. 43 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Collected Stories of Colette by Robert Phelps and Colette
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Stengel, by Robert W. Creamer by Ruppert Mundy, pp. 44-45 - 1 Review
                                    1. Stengel by Robert W. Creamer
                                  19. Spectator's Journal/Grenada Libre by Geoffrey Wagner, pp. 46-47
                                  20. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 48-52
                                  21. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                7. [+]
                                  July 1984 Issue = 22 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/The Formidable Miss Tutwiler/The Hart Bull by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Citizen Hags by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. The Price of Gold by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 12-13
                                  6. Black Family Agonistes by William Tucker, pp. 14-16
                                  7. I.F. Stone, Self-Crafted Icon by Robert Asahina, pp. 17-20
                                  8. Two-Faced Germany by John Lukacs, pp. 21-23
                                  9. Presswatch/The Metzenbaum Difference by Fred Barnes, pp. 24-25
                                  10. Eminentoes/One Hundred Years of Harry Truman by Alonzo L. Hamby, pp. 26-28
                                  11. Among the Intellectualoids/Olympic Art by Benjamin J. Stein, pp. 29-30
                                  12. Politique Internationale/Olympic Bosh by Taki, pp. 31-32
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Caveat, by Alexander M. Haig by Paul Johnson, p. 33 - 1 Review
                                    1. Caveat by Alexander M. Haig
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality, by Thomas S... by Terry Eastland, pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                                    1. Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality by Thomas Sowell
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review Presidential Economics, by Herbert Stein by Stephen Chapman, p. 36 - 1 Review
                                    1. Presidential Economics by Herbert Stein
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review The Apocalyptics, by Edith Efron by Harry Schwartz, p. 37 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Apocalyptics by Edith Efron
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review In the Path of God, by Daniel Pipes by Martin Kramer, pp. 38-39 - 1 Review
                                    1. In the Path of God by Daniel Pipes
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review A Country Such As This, by James H. Webb by John R. Dunlap, pp. 40-41 - 1 Review
                                    1. A Country Such As This by James H. Webb
                                  19. [+]
                                    2 Reviews Family Portrait with Fidel, by Carlos Franqui by Cynthia Grenier, pp. 42-44 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Family Portrait with Fidel by Carlos Franqui
                                    2. The Death of Che Guevara by Jay Cantor
                                  20. Spectator's Journal/Warming Up for Ramadan by Victor Anant, p. 45
                                  21. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 46-52
                                  22. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                8. [+]
                                  August 1984 Issue = 22 Articles
                                  1. Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/French Opposition/D-Day Bosh by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/What Immigration Crisis? by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. A Second Term Game Plan by Jude Wanniski, pp. 12-14
                                  6. Gay Times and Diseases by Patrick J. Buchanan and J. Gordon Muir, pp. 15-18
                                  7. Dressed to Kill: The Conservative Exterior by T. John Jamieson, p. 19
                                  8. Our Century of Gangsters by Matei Calinescu, pp. 20-23
                                  9. Presswatch/Premises, Premises by Fred Barnes, pp. 24-25
                                  10. Eminentoes/Syria's Howling Jackals by Micah Morrison, pp. 26-29
                                  11. The Public Policy/Quota Quashing by Herman Belz, pp. 30-31
                                  12. Spectator's Journal/The Sikhness of India by Victor Anant, pp. 32-33
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Princes, Playboys and High-Class Tarts, by Tak... by Anthony Haden-Guest, pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                                    1. Princes, Playboys and High-Class Tarts by Taki Theodoracopulos
                                  14. [+]
                                    2 Reviews We, the British, by Ivor Richard by Mark Falcoff, pp. 36-37 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. We, the British by Ivor Richard
                                    2. The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review Paris, by John Russell by Franz M. Oppenheimer, pp. 38-39 - 1 Review
                                    1. Paris by John Russell
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review The Supply-Side Revolution, by Paul Craig Roberts by Thomas Hazlett, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Supply-Side Revolution by Paul Craig Roberts
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review The Coercive Utopians, by Rael Jean Isaac and ... by Robert James Bidinotto, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Coercive Utopians by Rael Jean Isaac and Erich Isaac
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Democracy, by Joan Didion by Thomas Mallon, p. 43 - 1 Review
                                    1. Democracy by Joan Didion
                                  19. [+]
                                    Review My Other Loneliness, by Thomas Wolfe, Aline Be... by Paul Boytinck, pp. 44-45 - 1 Review
                                    1. My Other Loneliness by Thomas Wolfe, Aline Bernstein, and Suzanne Stutman, ...
                                  20. [+]
                                    The Talkies/Let Them Come by Roger Kaplan, p. 46 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Moscow on the Hudson (1984 Film) by Paul Mazursky
                                    2. El Norte (1983 Film) by Gregory Nava
                                  21. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 47-54
                                  22. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                9. [+]
                                  September 1984 Issue = 34 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis by P.J. O'Rourke, p. 4
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 5
                                  3. Editorials/Jesse's Baffled/Welcome to America by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 6
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Out of Sight in San Francisco by Tom Bethell, pp. 7-9
                                  5. The Excellence Backlash: Sources of Resistance to Educational Reform by Chester E. Finn, Jr., pp. 10-16
                                  6. Nuts and Bolts of the Excellence Movement by Joseph Adelson, p. 17
                                  7.  ---  by James C. Carper, p. 17
                                  8.  ---  by Denis P. Doyle, p. 18
                                  9.  ---  by Gregory A. Fossedal, p. 18
                                  10.  ---  by Mary Futrell, p. 19
                                  11.  ---  by Peter R. Greer, p. 19
                                  12.  ---  by Bill Honig, p. 20
                                  13.  ---  by David L. Kirp, p. 21
                                  14.  ---  by Rita Kramer, p. 21
                                  15.  ---  by Herbert I. London, p. 21
                                  16.  ---  by William Murchison, p. 22
                                  17.  ---  by Joe Nathan, p. 22
                                  18.  ---  by Mitchell B. Pearlstein, p. 23
                                  19.  ---  by Albert Shanker, p. 24
                                  20.  ---  by Lawrence A. Uzzell, p. 24
                                  21.  ---  by Robert L. Woodson, p. 25
                                  22. Presswatch/Jackson's Victory Tour by Fred Barnes, pp. 26-27
                                  23. European Document/The EEC Spectacle by Patrick Cosgrave, pp. 28-29
                                  24. Eminentoes/The Iron Lady of Collectivism by Herb Greer, pp. 30-32
                                  25. The Talkies/Confession of a Critic by John Podhoretz, pp. 33-34
                                  26. [+]
                                    Review The Evolution of Cooperation, by Robert Axelrod by William Tucker, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
                                  27. [+]
                                    Review The Democratic Muse, by Edward C. Banfield by Thomas Main, pp. 37-39 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Democratic Muse by Edward C. Banfield
                                  28. [+]
                                    Review Strategy and Diplomacy, 1870-1945, by Paul Ken... by Eliot A. Cohen, pp. 40-41 - 1 Review
                                    1. Strategy and Diplomacy, 1870-1945 by Paul Kennedy
                                  29. [+]
                                    Review Bad News, by Russ Braley by Tom Bethell, p. 42 - 1 Review
                                    1. Bad News by Russ Braley
                                  30. [+]
                                    2 Reviews Horace's Compromise, by Theodore R. Sizer by John R. Turner, p. 43 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. Horace's Compromise by Theodore R. Sizer
                                    2. Against Mediocrity by Chester E. Finn, Diane Ravitch, and Robert T. Fancher, ...
                                  31. [+]
                                    Review Love and Death in a Hot Country, by Shiva Naipaul by George Sim Johnston, pp. 44-45 - 1 Review
                                    1. Love and Death in a Hot Country by Shiva Naipaul
                                  32. Spectator's Journal/Projection by Eric M. Breindel, pp. 46-48
                                  33. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 49-52
                                  34. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                10. [+]
                                  October 1984 Issue = 18 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/Let Me Call You Sweetheart/Among the Woodstock People by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Republicans Tarnished by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. The Liberal Crack-Up by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., pp. 12-13
                                  6. America's Crack-Up by Vladimir Bukovsky, pp. 14-17
                                  7. Canada's Crack-Up by John Muggeridge, pp. 18-20
                                  8. The Fairness Delusion by Charles Murray, pp. 21-23
                                  9. Presswatch/Pollstergeist by Fred Barnes, pp. 24-25
                                  10. The Nation's Pulse/Mom and Pop Democrats by Allan C. Carlson, pp. 26-27
                                  11. The Campus/Young Turk Tunes by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 28-30
                                  12. [+]
                                    Review The Change in the European Balance of Power, 1... by Paul A. Rahe, pp. 31-33 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Change in the European Balance of Power, 1938-1939 by Williamson Murray
                                  13. [+]
                                    2 Reviews The Pursuit of Happiness, by Jan Lewis by Caroline P. Niemczyk, pp. 34-36 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Pursuit of Happiness by Jan Lewis
                                    2. Political Leadership in Jefferson's Virginia by Daniel P. Jordan
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review The Writer's Art, by James J. Kilpatrick by William McGurn, pp. 37-38 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Writer's Art by James J. Kilpatrick
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review Enthusiasms, by Bernard Levin by Thomas Mallon, pp. 39-40 - 1 Review
                                    1. Enthusiasms by Bernard Levin
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review Testing the Current, by William McPherson by Reid Buckley, pp. 41-44 - 1 Review
                                    1. Testing the Current by William McPherson
                                  17. Spectator's Journal/What Next for Guatemala? by Mary Ball Martinez, pp. 45-47
                                  18. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 48-52
                                11. [+]
                                  November 1984 Issue = 21 Articles
                                  1. Correspondence, p. 6
                                  2. The Continuing Crisis, p. 7
                                  3. Editorials/Windy Moralizers/With the First Bartender by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/Personally Opposed by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                  5. The Kemp Phenomenon by Karl O'Lessker, pp. 12-14
                                  6. The Machismo Piety of Mario Cuomo by Richard Grenier, pp. 15-18
                                  7. Playing Softball: The Public Trial of Geraldine Ferraro by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 19-21
                                  8. Condemned to Liberation: The Woman as Breadwinner by William Tucker, pp. 22-29
                                  9. Spectator's Journal/Hong Kong by Miriam London and Ta-ling Lee, pp. 30-31
                                  10. The Nation's Pulse/Public Teachers, Private Schools by Denis P. Doyle, p. 32
                                  11. [+]
                                    The Talkies/Sowing Sally's Field by John Podhoretz, pp. 33-34 - 1 Review
                                    1. Places in the Heart (1984 Film) by Robert Benton
                                  12. [+]
                                    Review The Enthusiast, by Gilbert A. Harrison by Virgil Nemoianu, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Enthusiast by Gilbert A. Harrison
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review Him With His Foot in His Mouth, by Saul Bellow by George Sim Johnston, p. 37 - 1 Review
                                    1. Him With His Foot in His Mouth by Saul Bellow
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review A Personal History, by A.J.P. Taylor by William H. Nolte, pp. 38-41 - 1 Review
                                    1. A Personal History by A.J.P. Taylor
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review A Matter of Honor, by Don Kowet by Gerald Simon, p. 42 - 1 Review
                                    1. A Matter of Honor by Don Kowet
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review Why Are They Lying to Our Children?, by Herber... by Allan C. Carlson, p. 43 - 1 Review
                                    1. Why Are They Lying to Our Children? by Herbert Ira London
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review Hands and Hearts, by Ellen K. Rothman by Dinesh D'Souza, p. 44 - 1 Review
                                    1. Hands and Hearts by Ellen K. Rothman
                                  18. [+]
                                    Review Presidential Campaigns, by Paul F. Boller, Jr. by Terry Eastland, p. 45 - 1 Review
                                    1. Presidential Campaigns by Paul F. Boller, Jr.
                                  19. [+]
                                    Review ...And Ladies of the Club, by Helen Hooven San... by Cynthia Grenier, pp. 46-47 - 1 Review
                                    1. ...And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer
                                  20. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 48-52
                                  21. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                12. [+]
                                  December 1984 Issue = 20 Articles
                                  1. The Continuing Crisis by P.J. O'Rourke, p. 8
                                  2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                  3. Editorials/Youth in Rebellion/I Remember Mario by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                  4. Capitol Ideas/The Costs of Arms Control by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                  5. The Unaccountable Mystique of Paul Volcker by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 14-16
                                  6. America the Beautiful by John Train, pp. 17-19
                                  7. Unity in Weakness: Israel Enters a New Era by Micah Morrison, pp. 20-23
                                  8. Books for Christmas, pp. 24-30
                                  9. Presswatch/My Night at the Debate by Fred Barnes, pp. 31-32
                                  10. Constitutional Opinions/High Court Nonsense by Jeremy Rabkin, pp. 33-36
                                  11. Eminentoes/Against Lincoln by Melvin E. Bradford, pp. 37-39
                                  12. [+]
                                    Review The Liberal Crack-Up, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. by John Muggeridge, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Liberal Crack-Up by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
                                  13. [+]
                                    Review The Rise of the Right, by William A. Rusher by Aram Bakshian, Jr., p. 41 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Rise of the Right by William A. Rusher
                                  14. [+]
                                    Review The Spirit of Enterprise, by George F. Gilder by William McGurn, pp. 42-44 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Spirit of Enterprise by George F. Gilder
                                  15. [+]
                                    Review Dezinformatsia, by Richard H. Shultz, Jr. and ... by Eric M. Breindel, pp. 45-46 - 1 Review
                                    1. Dezinformatsia by Richard H. Shultz, Jr. and Roy S. Godson
                                  16. [+]
                                    Review The History and Impact of Marxist-Leninist Org... by Joseph Shattan, pp. 47-48 - 1 Review
                                    1. The History and Impact of Marxist-Leninist Organizational Theory by John P. Roche
                                  17. [+]
                                    Review On Freedom, by John A. Howard by Richard Starr, p. 49 - 1 Review
                                    1. On Freedom by John A. Howard
                                  18. TAS Notebook/Kudos for Anthony Powell by John W. Osborne, pp. 50-54
                                  19. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 55-60
                                  20. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
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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
                                      1. [+]
                                        Issues of 1989 = 12 Issues, 284 Articles
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                                        Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 119 Issues, 2,873 Articles
                                        1. [+]
                                          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 2008 = 1 Issue, 38 Articles
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                                                                        Issues of 2009 = 10 Issues, 291 Articles