The Washington Monthly Archives
The Washington Monthly • 42 Years, 418 Issues, 7,592 Articles, 27,230pp
March 1977 Issue - 14 Articles
Special Book Section
- Annual Political Book Award, p. 4
- From World War II to Clay Felker: How America Bought Its Way to Happiness, pp. 5-12
The rise of the consumerist meritocracy.
- There's Poetry in Spying and Spying in Poetry, pp. 13-16
Sometimes a poet can tell us more.
- Blind Ambition in the White House, pp. 17-24
How the Nixon White House lives on.
- Political Puzzle, p. 25
- How the Defense Department Can Save Billions Without Worrying About National Security, pp. 26-30
The clearest waste in the Pentagon budget isn't weapons--it's manpower.
- Tidbits and Outrages, p. 31
- The Better, Cheaper Plane the Pentagon Didn't Want, pp. 32-37
In the Battle of Britain the Spitfire was the plane that made the difference, most of E...
- The Navy We Need Vs.The Navy We've Got, pp. 38-44
Submarines yes, carriers no.
- What the Times and Post Are Missing, pp. 45-49
The provincial press does a lot of good reporting that nobody on the East Coast notices.
Why Congress Stays the Same
- The Million-Dollar Advantage of Incumbency, pp. 50-52
You thought you knew incumbents had an edge, but did you know how much of an edge?
- Memo of the Month, pp. 53-54
- Big Government: A Congressman's Best Friend, pp. 55-61
The bureaucracy is what keeps your representative in business. You can't find your way ...
[+] Political Book Notes (10 Reviews) , pp. 62-66
Convention, by Richard Reeves
- Convention by Richard Reeves
- The Future of the Humanities by Walter A. Kaufmann
- The Gates of Eden by Morris Dickstein
- The Golden Egg: The Personal Income Tax by Gerald Carson
- The Inequality of Nations by Robert W. Tucker
- LBJ: The Way He Was by Frank Cormier
- The Reason for Democracy by Kalman H. Silvert
- A Visit to Haldeman and Other States of Mind by Charles L. Mee, Jr.
- We Almost Made It by Malcolm D. MacDougall
- Without Fear or Favor by LeRoy F. Harlow