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    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 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
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                                  Issues of 1985 = 12 Issues, 285 Articles
                                  1. [+]
                                    Issues of 1986 = 12 Issues, 290 Articles
                                    1. [+]
                                      January 1986 Issue = 22 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 4-5
                                      2. Correspondence, pp. 6-7
                                      3. Editorials/The President's Ambitions/The Big Chill by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/No Turning Back by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                      5. The MX in an Age of Defense by Carnes Lord, pp. 12-13
                                      6. A Conservative's Guide to the Third World by Owen Harries, pp. 14-15
                                      7. Stanford's Vendetta Against an Independent Mind: Steven Mosher by Mary Mainland, pp. 16-17
                                      8. Church and State by Paul A. Rahe, pp. 18-23
                                      9. Presswatch/A Tyranny of Experts by John O'Sullivan, pp. 24-26
                                      10. Among the Environmentaloids/Westway Story by William Tucker, pp. 27-28
                                      11. European Document/King Kadar by Robert D. Kaplan, p. 29
                                      12. Eminentoes/The Great White by Joe Mysak, p. 30
                                      13. Worst Book of the Year/Ferraro by Fred Barnes, pp. 31-32
                                      14. [+]
                                        Review A Matter of Principle, by Ronald Dworkin by Shirley Robin Letwin, pp. 33-39 - 1 Review
                                        1. A Matter of Principle by Ronald Dworkin
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review Vigilante, by William Tucker by Mary Mainland, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                        1. Vigilante by William Tucker
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review The New Direction in American Politics, by Joh... by Gordon Jackson, p. 41 - 1 Review
                                        1. The New Direction in American Politics by John E. Chubb and Paul E. Peterson
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman by Terry Teachout, p. 42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review A Maggot, by John Fowles by Reid Buckley, pp. 43-44 - 1 Review
                                        1. A Maggot by John Fowles
                                      19. [+]
                                        2 Reviews Stanley and the Women, by Kingsley Amis by Virgil Nemoianu, pp. 45-46 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Stanley and the Women by Kingsley Amis
                                        2. Russian Hide-and-seek by Kingsley Amis
                                      20. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, p. 47
                                      21. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 48-52
                                      22. Cover drawing by John Springs
                                    2. [+]
                                      February 1986 Issue = 26 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/Rich Kids/Teddy Withdraws by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Senator Simpson's Reward by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. The Second War on Poverty by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 14-17
                                      6. Paranoia and American Politics by Peter Shaw, pp. 18-20
                                      7. Chuck Colson vs. the Fundamentalists by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 21-23
                                      8. Mississippi Footprints by James Harkness, pp. 24-27
                                      9. Presswatch/Honor Rolls by John O'Sullivan, pp. 28-29
                                      10. Eminentoes/We're All Moderates Now by Joshua Muravchik, p. 30
                                      11. The Nation's Pulse/Hurricane Carter's Comeback by William Tucker, pp. 31-33
                                      12. Spectator's Journal/Vatican Paralysis by Mary Ball Martinez, pp. 34-35
                                      13. European Document/A Balkan Basket Case by Feliks Polonski, p. 36
                                      14. The Great American Saloon Series/Harry's of Century City by Douglas Bartholomew, p. 37
                                      15. [+]
                                        The Talkies/Lost in Africa by Alexandra Schonburg, p. 38 - 1 Review
                                        1. Out of Africa (1985 Film) by Sydney Pollack
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review The Zero-Sum Solution, by Lester Thurow by Melville J. Ulmer, pp. 39-41 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Zero-Sum Solution by Lester Thurow
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Toxic Terror, by Elizabeth M. Whelan by Rael Jean Isaac, pp. 42-44 - 1 Review
                                        1. Toxic Terror by Elizabeth M. Whelan
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review The Politics of the American Civil Liberties U... by Robert Stuart Cohen, p. 45 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union by William A. Donohue
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review Africa, by Sanford J. Ungar by Herb Greer, pp. 46-47 - 1 Review
                                        1. Africa by Sanford J. Ungar
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review The Old Gringo, by Carlos Fuentes by Anita Susan Grossman, pp. 48-50 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review Into Eternity, by Frank MacShane by Terry Teachout, p. 51 - 1 Review
                                        1. Into Eternity by Frank MacShane
                                      22. [+]
                                        Review The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station, by Lorra... by Thomas Mallon, p. 52 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station by Lorraine B. Diehl
                                      23. [+]
                                        Review Table of Contents, by John McPhee by Jacob Weisberg, pp. 53-55 - 1 Review
                                        1. Table of Contents by John McPhee
                                      24. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, p. 56
                                      25. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 57-60
                                      26. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    3. [+]
                                      March 1986 Issue = 24 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 6
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 7
                                      3. Editorials/Neolib Vapors/Slob Sisters by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 8
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Justice Day by Tom Bethell, pp. 9-11
                                      5. The coming of Aids by James F. Grutsch, Jr. and A.D.J. Robertson, pp. 12-15
                                      6. Containment's Cookbook by Alonzo L. Hamby, pp. 16-17
                                      7. East Bloc Ecology by Arch Puddington, pp. 18-21
                                      8. Sailing from Byzantium by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 22-23
                                      9. Presswatch/Ultimately Unfortunate by John O'Sullivan, pp. 24-25
                                      10. Spectator's Journal/Lost in Lebanon by William McGurn, p. 26
                                      11. European Document/Hi, I'm Johannes Rau by Amity Shlaes, p. 27
                                      12. The Nation's Pulse/Making It by Bruce Bawer, p. 28
                                      13. Politique Internationale/A Touch of Crass by Taki, pp. 29-30
                                      14. [+]
                                        Review Breaking Faith, by Humberto Belli by Joan Frawley, pp. 31-32 - 1 Review
                                        1. Breaking Faith by Humberto Belli
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review Right Reason, by William F. Buckley, Jr. and R... by Joseph Sobran, p. 33 - 1 Review
                                        1. Right Reason by William F. Buckley, Jr. and Richard Brookhiser, ...
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review The Federal Courts: Challenge and Reform, by R... by William Bradford Reynolds, p. 34 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Federal Courts: Challenge and Reform by Richard A. Posner
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review The Victim's Song, by Alice R. Kaminsky by William Tucker, pp. 35-36 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Victim's Song by Alice R. Kaminsky
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review F.D.R., by Ted Morgan by Karl O'Lessker, pp. 37-39 - 1 Review
                                        1. F.D.R. by Ted Morgan
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review The Heavens and the Earth, by Walter A. McDougall by Hans Mark, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Heavens and the Earth by Walter A. McDougall
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review Preparing for Power, by Peter W. Cookson, Jr. ... by Malcolm Gladwell, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Preparing for Power by Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Caroline Hodges Persell, ...
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review But Do Blondes Prefer Gentlemen?, by Anthony B... by Terry Teachout, p. 43 - 1 Review
                                        1. But Do Blondes Prefer Gentlemen? by Anthony Burgess
                                      22. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, pp. 44-49
                                      23. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 50-56
                                      24. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    4. [+]
                                      April 1986 Issue = 24 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, pp. 4-7
                                      2. Correspondence, pp. 8-9
                                      3. Editorials/Grenada Cries Uncle/Nincompoops by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Weakmen by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. Enough's Enough by Fred Barnes, pp. 14-15
                                      6. Images of Bush by Vic Gold, pp. 16-17
                                      7. The Road to Kabul by Marin Strmecki, pp. 18-19
                                      8. Sanctuary Scoundrels by Rael Jean Isaac, pp. 20-24
                                      9. Special Correspondence/Senator Simpson Fights Back, pp. 25-27
                                      10. The Campus/Fast Times at Dartmouth High by Malcolm Gladwell, p. 28
                                      11. The Nation's Pulse/The Phil and Vlad Show by Tory Stempf, p. 29
                                      12. The Great American Saloon Series/The Showboard Lounge by Richard Brookhiser, p. 30
                                      13. [+]
                                        The Talkies/Washington Gigalo by Jacob Weisberg, p. 31 - 1 Review
                                        1. Power (1986 Film) by Sidney Lumet
                                      14. American Document/How Does the State Imagine? by John Updike, p. 32
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manip... by Herbert Schlossberg, pp. 33-35 - 1 Review
                                        1. Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators by David Chilton
                                      16. [+]
                                        2 Reviews Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography, by Richard Wigh... by Ernest W. Lefever, p. 36 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography by Richard Wightman Fox
                                        2. The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr by Robert McAfee Brown and Reinhold Niebuhr
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Jesse Jackson and the Politics of Race, by Tho... by Philip Terzian, p. 37 - 1 Review
                                        1. Jesse Jackson and the Politics of Race by Thomas H. Landess and Richard M. Quinn
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review State of the Art, by Pauline Kael by Bruce Bawer, pp. 38-40 - 1 Review
                                        1. State of the Art by Pauline Kael
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Var... by Reid Buckley, p. 41 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
                                      20. [+]
                                        2 Reviews Low Tide, by Fernanda Eberstadt by Terry Teachout, p. 42 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Low Tide by Fernanda Eberstadt
                                        2. One for the Money by Dick Belsky
                                      21. [+]
                                        War and Peace: Foreign Policy in Brief by Ernest van den Haag, pp. 43-47 - 6 Reviews
                                        1. On Trial: Reagan's War Against Nicaragua by Marlene Dixon
                                        2. The American Connection, Vol. I by Michael McClintock
                                        3. The Mood/Interest Theory of American Foreign Policy by Jack E. Holmes
                                        4. Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Foreign Policy by W.W. Rostow
                                        5. Secrets of State by Barry Rubin
                                        6. Nation Against Nation by Thomas M. Franck
                                      22. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, p. 48
                                      23. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 49-52
                                      24. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    5. [+]
                                      May 1986 Issue = 25 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/Truman Betrayed/First Children by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Contra Investment by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. Constitutional Roulette by Jeremy Rabkin, pp. 14-15
                                      6. Private Prosecutions by William Tucker, pp. 16-18
                                      7. Britain in Squalor by Maurice Cranston, pp. 19-21
                                      8. The bioengineering Womb by George Gilder, pp. 22-24
                                      9. Among the Intellectualoids/The About Men Men by Andrew Ferguson, p. 25
                                      10. Among the Educationaloids/Globaloney by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Gary Bauer, pp. 26-27
                                      11. The Nation's Pulse/Shanty Talk by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 28-29
                                      12. The Hoosier Pulse/Death of a Republican by Kent Owen, pp. 30-31
                                      13. The Talkies/Gag Me by George Sim Johnston, p. 32
                                      14. The Great Stambouli Saloon Series/The Cicek Pasaji by Paul A. Rahe, p. 33
                                      15. Politique Internationale/Governor Garlic by Taki, p. 34
                                      16. [+]
                                        2 Reviews Novus Ordo Seclorum, by Forrest McDonald by Charles R. Kesler, pp. 35-36 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Novus Ordo Seclorum by Forrest McDonald
                                        2. Remembering Who We Are by M.E. Bradford
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review The Outside Story, by Richard Brookhiser by Terry Teachout, p. 37 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Outside Story by Richard Brookhiser
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review Family and Nation, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan by Allan C. Carlson, pp. 38-39 - 1 Review
                                        1. Family and Nation by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review Playing God in Yellowstone, by Alston Chase by William Tucker, pp. 40-41 - 1 Review
                                        1. Playing God in Yellowstone by Alston Chase
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review Henry James: A Life, by Leon Edel by George Sim Johnston, p. 42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Henry James: A Life by Leon Edel
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review The Price of the Ticket, by James Baldwin by Herb Greer, pp. 43-45 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Price of the Ticket by James Baldwin
                                      22. [+]
                                        Review Where Did Our Love Go, by Nelson George by Joe Mysak, pp. 46-48 - 1 Review
                                        1. Where Did Our Love Go by Nelson George
                                      23. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, p. 49
                                      24. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 50-56
                                      25. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    6. [+]
                                      June 1986 Issue = 26 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/The French Forget/If You Can Read This by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Das Kapital Ideas by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. The MBFR Mystery by Carnes Lord, p. 14
                                      6. ASEAN Nights by Owen Harries, pp. 15-16
                                      7. The Military-Congressional Complex by Jim Courter and Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 17-18
                                      8. Adolf's Friend at the U.N. by David Evanier, pp. 19-20
                                      9. Down on the Farm by William Tucker, pp. 21-24
                                      10. Spectator's Journal/Behind Ethiopia's Hunger by Robert D. Kaplan, pp. 25-26
                                      11. The Public Policy/Manhattan Swish by P.J. O'Rourke, pp. 27-28
                                      12. Eminentoes/Carl Sagan in Space by Robert Royal, pp. 29-30
                                      13. The Nation's Pulse/Party Time by David Evanier, pp. 31-32
                                      14. American Document/Artistic Decline by Samuel Lipman, pp. 33-34
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review Her Only Sin, by Benjamin Stein by Mark Falcoff, pp. 35-37 - 1 Review
                                        1. Her Only Sin by Benjamin Stein
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review The Siege, by Conor Cruise O'Brien by William McGurn, pp. 38-39 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Siege by Conor Cruise O'Brien
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review The Uncertain Crusade, by Joshua Muravchik by Fred Barnes, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Uncertain Crusade by Joshua Muravchik
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review Greed and Glory on Wall Street, by Ken Auletta by George Sim Johnston, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Greed and Glory on Wall Street by Ken Auletta
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians, by G... by Joseph Shattan, pp. 43-44 - 1 Review
                                        1. Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians by Gertrude Himmelfarb
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review Sexual Desire, by Roger Scruton by Shirley Robin Letwin, pp. 45-46 - 1 Review
                                        1. Sexual Desire by Roger Scruton
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review The White House Mess, by Christopher Buckley by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 47 - 1 Review
                                        1. The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley
                                      22. [+]
                                        Review Providence, by Geoffrey Wolff by Thomas Mallon, pp. 48-49 - 1 Review
                                        1. Providence by Geoffrey Wolff
                                      23. [+]
                                        Review Gerald's Party, by Robert Coover by James Harkness, pp. 50-55 - 1 Review
                                        1. Gerald's Party by Robert Coover
                                      24. The Georgia Spectator/Gori Details by Wladyslaw Pleszczynski, pp. 56-57
                                      25. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 58-64
                                      26. Cover drawing by John Springs
                                    7. [+]
                                      July 1986 Issue = 25 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/Do-Nothing Deaver/The Great Explainers by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Das Kapital Ideas II by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. [+]
                                        The Book on Stockman by Fred Barnes, pp. 14-15 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Triumph of Politics by David A. Stockman
                                      6. Moon over the Potomac by Gregory A. Fossedal and Gerald Hughes, pp. 16-18
                                      7. Moscow on the Hudson by William Tucker, pp. 19-21
                                      8. Terror in the Townships: A South Africa Update by Joshua Muravchik, pp. 22-25
                                      9. The Public Policy/Why We Test Nukes by Dixie Lee Ray, pp. 26-27
                                      10. Spectator's Journal/The Maltese Falter by William McGurn, p. 28
                                      11. Among the Intellectualoids/Fast Times on Parliament Hill by Malcolm Gladwell, p. 29
                                      12. The Nation's Pulse/The Sobran Scandal by Joseph Sobran, p. 30
                                      13. [+]
                                        The Talkies/A Room with a View by George Sim Johnston, p. 31 - 1 Review
                                        1. A Room With a View (1986 Film) by James Ivory
                                      14. Politique Internationale/The Colonel's Comedians by Taki, pp. 32-33
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review The Korean War: Pusan to Chosin, by Donald Knox by Wayne Michael Sarf, pp. 34-37 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Korean War: Pusan to Chosin by Donald Knox
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review Pioneering Space, by James E. Oberg and Alcest... by Reid Buckley, p. 38 - 1 Review
                                        1. Pioneering Space by James E. Oberg and Alcestis R. Oberg
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Beyond Reagan: The Politics of Upheaval, by Pa... by Tim W. Ferguson, p. 39 - 1 Review
                                        1. Beyond Reagan: The Politics of Upheaval by Paul Duke
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review With the Contras, by Christopher Dickey by Steven C. Munson, pp. 40-42 - 1 Review
                                        1. With the Contras by Christopher Dickey
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review The Rise and Fall of New York City, by Roger S... by Robert Nisbet, pp. 43-44 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Rise and Fall of New York City by Roger Starr
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men, b... by Joseph Shattan, pp. 45-46 - 1 Review
                                        1. Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men by Ze'ev Chafets
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, by Mary Street ... by Vernon Young, p. 47 - 1 Review
                                        1. Ansel Adams: An Autobiography by Mary Street Alinder and Ansel Adams
                                      22. [+]
                                        Review Sound-Shadows of the New World, by Ved Mehta by Jacob Weisberg, pp. 48-49 - 1 Review
                                        1. Sound-Shadows of the New World by Ved Mehta
                                      23. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, pp. 50-51
                                      24. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 52-56
                                      25. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    8. [+]
                                      August 1986 Issue = 23 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/SALT Free/My Generation by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/mine Your Own Business by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. The Village of the Living Dead by Nicholas Rowe, p. 14
                                      6. The Ukrainian Option by Adrian Karatnycky, pp. 15-17
                                      7. Bring Back the Jury by William Tucker, pp. 18-20
                                      8. Communists in the Classroom by Sidney Hook, pp. 21-24
                                      9. The Public Policy/Kemp-Bradley-Packwood by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 25-27
                                      10. [+]
                                        The Talkies/Shooting Blanks by Bruce Bawer, p. 28 - 1 Review
                                        1. Top Gun (1986 Film) by Tony Scott
                                      11. Eminentoes/Our Man in Moscow by Michael Ledeen, pp. 29-30
                                      12. Presswatch/Pelton and the Post by Michael Ledeen, p. 31
                                      13. European Document/History Under Glass by Amity Shlaes, pp. 32-33
                                      14. Spectator's Journal/Assad's New Pal by William McGurn, p. 34
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review Midway on the Waves, by James Lees-Milne by Thomas Mallon, pp. 35-37 - 1 Review
                                        1. Midway on the Waves by James Lees-Milne
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review The Bloody Crossroads, by Norman Podhoretz by Terry Teachout, p. 38 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Bloody Crossroads by Norman Podhoretz
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Sacco and Vanzetti: The Case Resolved, by Fran... by David Evanier, p. 39 - 1 Review
                                        1. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Case Resolved by Francis Russell
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review Inventing Adolescence, by Joseph Adelson by Rita Kramer, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                        1. Inventing Adolescence by Joseph Adelson
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review Ancient History: Evidence and Models, by M.I. ... by Carnes Lord, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Ancient History: Evidence and Models by M.I. Finley
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review The Liberation of One, by Romuald Spasowski by Wladyslaw Pleszczynski, pp. 43-45 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Liberation of One by Romuald Spasowski
                                      21. The Chicago Spectator by George Jean Nathan, pp. 46-48
                                      22. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 49-52
                                      23. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    9. [+]
                                      September 1986 Issue = 24 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, pp. 9-11
                                      3. Editorials/The Good Book/Why Will? by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 12
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/David David's Royal Family by Tom Bethell, pp. 13-15
                                      5. Conservatives and the Democratic 10 by Fred Barnes, pp. 16-17
                                      6. The Coming of Aids II by James F. Grutsch, Jr. and A.D.J. Robertson, pp. 18-20
                                      7. Foreign Aid Prescriptions by Doug Bandow, pp. 21-22
                                      8. Rose Bird on Trial by Thomas Sowell, pp. 23-26
                                      9. The Nation's Pulse/The Liberals' Lost Weekend by Robert D. Novak, pp. 27-28
                                      10. Presswatch/Bums by Michael Ledeen, pp. 29-30
                                      11. The Public Policy/What Reagan Buildup? by David Trachtenberg, pp. 31-32
                                      12. Eminentoes/The Big Apple's Nomenklatura by William Tucker, pp. 33-34
                                      13. The Great American Saloon Series/Newport Landings by Joe Mysak, p. 35
                                      14. [+]
                                        The Talkies/Luv Stories by Bruce Bawer, pp. 36-37 - 1 Review
                                        1. Letter to Brezhnev (1986 Film) by Chris Bernard
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review The Rise of the Counter-Establishment, by Sidn... by Penn Kemble, pp. 38-39 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Rise of the Counter-Establishment by Sidney Blumenthal
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review America's Health Care Revolution, by Joseph A.... by Stephen Chapman, p. 40 - 1 Review
                                        1. America's Health Care Revolution by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review A Lesser Life, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett by Brigitte Berger, p. 41 - 1 Review
                                        1. A Lesser Life by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review Oral Roberts: An American Life, by David Edwin... by Kent Owen, pp. 42-43 - 1 Review
                                        1. Oral Roberts: An American Life by David Edwin Harrell, Jr.
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review The Garden of Eden, by Ernest Hemingway by George Sim Johnston, p. 44 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review Rain or Shine, by Cyra McFadden by Thomas Mallon, pp. 45-46 - 1 Review
                                        1. Rain or Shine by Cyra McFadden
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review A Perfect Spy, by John le Carre by Claudia Rosett, p. 47 - 1 Review
                                        1. A Perfect Spy by John le Carre
                                      22. [+]
                                        Review Churches on the Wrong Road, by Stanley Atkins ... by T. John Jamieson, pp. 48-52 - 1 Review
                                        1. Churches on the Wrong Road by Stanley Atkins and Theodore McConnell
                                      23. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 53-56
                                      24. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    10. [+]
                                      October 1986 Issue = 23 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/Have Mercy/Good Feelings by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Seoul Searching by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-19
                                      5. The New Chief, the Justice, and the New Court by Jeremy Rabkin, pp. 20-22
                                      6. The Paradoxes of French Politics by Franz M. Oppenheimer, pp. 23-24
                                      7. The Bad Girls of Gamma Nu by Benjamin J. Stein, pp. 25-28
                                      8. The Hoosier Pulse/Where It's At by Kent Owen, pp. 29-30
                                      9. Presswatch/Silly Season by Michael Ledeen, pp. 31-32
                                      10. Spectator's Journal/Hungary's Old Certainties by William McGurn, p. 33
                                      11. [+]
                                        The Talkies/A Great Wall by Bruce Bawer, pp. 34-35 - 1 Review
                                        1. A Great Wall (1986 Film) by Peter Wang
                                      12. European Document/To Spy for Poland by Thomas Swick, p. 36
                                      13. The Nation's Pulse/Summer Guests by Donald K. Emmerson, pp. 37-38
                                      14. [+]
                                        Review Truman, by Roy Jenkins by Richard Brookhiser, pp. 39-40 - 1 Review
                                        1. Truman by Roy Jenkins
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review Talking Back to the Media, by Peter Hannaford by Leslie Lenkowsky, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Talking Back to the Media by Peter Hannaford
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review America Can Win, by Gary Hart and William S. Lind by Mary C.N. McConnell, pp. 43-44 - 1 Review
                                        1. America Can Win by Gary Hart and William S. Lind
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Vintage Muggeridge, by Geoffrey Barlow and Mal... by Terry Teachout, p. 45 - 1 Review
                                        1. Vintage Muggeridge by Geoffrey Barlow and Malcolm Muggeridge
                                      18. [+]
                                        2 Reviews Roadside America, by Jack Barth, Mike Wilkins,... by Alex Heard, p. 46 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Roadside America by Jack Barth, Mike Wilkins, Ken Smith, and Doug Kirby, ...
                                        2. It Came From the Swamp by Susan Trausch
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review Smoking and Society, by Robert D. Tollison by Ernest van den Haag, p. 47 - 1 Review
                                        1. Smoking and Society by Robert D. Tollison
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review A History of the Israeli Army, by Ze'ev Schiff by Eliot A. Cohen, pp. 48-49 - 1 Review
                                        1. A History of the Israeli Army by Ze'ev Schiff
                                      21. The East Asia Spectator/Orient Express by Wladyslaw Pleszczynski, pp. 50-52
                                      22. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 53-56
                                      23. Cover Drawing by Elliott Banfield
                                    11. [+]
                                      November 1986 Issue = 24 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/Hoodwinked/The Fall Season by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Asia Watch by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. Giving Shape to Cultural Conservativism by Chester E. Finn, Jr., pp. 14-15
                                      6. Pat Robertson's World by Dinesh D'Souza, pp. 16-18
                                      7. Crimson Cerebrations by P.J. O'Rourke, pp. 19-21
                                      8. Legal Services and the Farmer by Rael Jean Isaac, pp. 22-27
                                      9. Eminentoes/Powertown Cupcake by Andrew Ferguson, pp. 28-29
                                      10. Presswatch/Sid's Seizures by Michael Ledeen, pp. 30-33
                                      11. The Public Policy/The Peace Corps Revival by Tory Stempf, p. 34
                                      12. European Document/Dreams Before Midnight by Herb Greer, pp. 35-36
                                      13. The Talkies/Deceptions by Bruce Bawer, pp. 37-38
                                      14. The Nation's Pulse/Crossover Caution by Lisa Schiffren, pp. 39-40
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review The Capitalist Revolution, by Peter L. Berger by Michael Novak, pp. 41-43 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Capitalist Revolution by Peter L. Berger
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review Right Turn, by Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers by Fred Barnes, pp. 44-45 - 1 Review
                                        1. Right Turn by Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review How Real is the Federal Deficit?, by Robert Ei... by Franz M. Oppenheimer, pp. 46-47 - 1 Review
                                        1. How Real is the Federal Deficit? by Robert Eisner
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review Demon Box, by Ken Kesey by Stephen Schwartz, p. 48 - 1 Review
                                        1. Demon Box by Ken Kesey
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review The Unfinished Journey, by William H. Chafe by Eric J. Sundquist, pp. 49-51 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Unfinished Journey by William H. Chafe
                                      20. [+]
                                        Review Merry Gentlemen, by J. Bryan, III by Kent Owen, p. 52 - 1 Review
                                        1. Merry Gentlemen by J. Bryan, III
                                      21. [+]
                                        Review Diary of a Yuppie, by Louis Auchincloss by Richard T. Marin, pp. 53-56 - 1 Review
                                        1. Diary of a Yuppie by Louis Auchincloss
                                      22. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, pp. 57-59
                                      23. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 60-64
                                      24. Cover drawing by David G. Klein
                                    12. [+]
                                      December 1986 Issue = 24 Articles
                                      1. The Continuing Crisis, p. 8
                                      2. Correspondence, p. 9
                                      3. Editorials/Reagan Remote/Faith in the System by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 10
                                      4. Capitol Ideas/Cross Currents by Tom Bethell, pp. 11-13
                                      5. The Great Fear of 1986 by Bryan F. Griffin, pp. 14-18
                                      6. Execution Day in Zhengzhou by Liu Fong Da and John Creger, pp. 19-20
                                      7. In Search of the Lost Messiah by Micah Morrison, pp. 21-22
                                      8. Books for Christmas, pp. 23-29
                                      9. The Public Policy/SDI Deployment and History by Gregory A. Fossedal, pp. 30-31
                                      10. Presswatch/Woodward Disinforms by Michael Ledeen, pp. 32-33
                                      11. [+]
                                        The Talkies/Weirdos by Bruce Bawer, pp. 34-36 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Blue Velvet (1986 Film) by David Lynch
                                        2. Tough Guys (1986 Film) by Jeff Kanew
                                      12. Spectator's Journal/Swan Song for Hong Kong by Richard Brookhiser, p. 37
                                      13. The Great American Saloon Series/Rick's Cafe Americain by William McGurn, pp. 38-40
                                      14. [+]
                                        Review Against All Hope, by Armando Valladares by Vladimir Bukovsky, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                        1. Against All Hope by Armando Valladares
                                      15. [+]
                                        Review John Maynard Keynes, Vol. I, by Robert Skidelsky by Colin Welch, pp. 43-44 - 1 Review
                                        1. John Maynard Keynes, Vol. I by Robert Skidelsky
                                      16. [+]
                                        Review Washington Bedtime Stories, by Herbert Stein by Melville J. Ulmer, pp. 45-46 - 1 Review
                                        1. Washington Bedtime Stories by Herbert Stein
                                      17. [+]
                                        Review Ernie's War, by David Nichols and Ernie Pyle by Kent Owen, pp. 47-48 - 1 Review
                                        1. Ernie's War by David Nichols and Ernie Pyle
                                      18. [+]
                                        Review The Manly Art, by Elliott J. Gorn by Diana Schaub, pp. 49-50 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Manly Art by Elliott J. Gorn
                                      19. [+]
                                        Review The Catholic Classics, by Dinesh D'Souza by Michael A. Scully, p. 51 - 1 Review
                                        1. The Catholic Classics by Dinesh D'Souza
                                      20. [+]
                                        2 Reviews Brideshead Benighted, by Auberon Waugh by Terry Teachout, p. 52 - 2 Reviews
                                        1. Brideshead Benighted by Auberon Waugh
                                        2. The Diaries of Auberon Waugh by Auberon Waugh
                                      21. The Washington Spectator by George Jean Nathan, p. 53
                                      22. Index for Volume 19, pp. 54-57
                                      23. Current Wisdom by Assorted Jackasses, pp. 58-60
                                      24. Cover drawing by John Springs
                                  2. [+]
                                    Issues of 1987 = 12 Issues, 303 Articles
                                    1. [+]
                                      Issues of 1988 = 12 Issues, 285 Articles
                                      1. [+]
                                        Issues of 1989 = 12 Issues, 284 Articles
                                      2. [+]
                                        Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 119 Issues, 2,873 Articles
                                        1. [+]
                                          Issues of 1990 = 12 Issues, 260 Articles
                                          1. [+]
                                            Issues of 1991 = 12 Issues, 281 Articles
                                            1. [+]
                                              Issues of 1992 = 12 Issues, 270 Articles
                                              1. [+]
                                                Issues of 1993 = 12 Issues, 303 Articles
                                                1. [+]
                                                  Issues of 1994 = 11 Issues, 270 Articles
                                                  1. [+]
                                                    Issues of 1995 = 12 Issues, 291 Articles
                                                    1. [+]
                                                      Issues of 1996 = 12 Issues, 312 Articles
                                                      1. [+]
                                                        Issues of 1997 = 12 Issues, 293 Articles
                                                        1. [+]
                                                          Issues of 1998 = 12 Issues, 293 Articles
                                                          1. [+]
                                                            Issues of 1999 = 12 Issues, 300 Articles
                                                          2. [+]
                                                            Issues of the 2000s = 6 Years, 36 Issues, 975 Articles
                                                            1. [+]
                                                              Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 257 Articles
                                                              1. [+]
                                                                Issues of 2001 = 8 Issues, 222 Articles
                                                                1. [+]
                                                                  Issues of 2002 = 6 Issues, 148 Articles
                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                    Issues of 2003 = 1 Issue, 19 Articles
                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                      Issues of 2008 = 1 Issue, 38 Articles
                                                                      1. [+]
                                                                        Issues of 2009 = 10 Issues, 291 Articles