The Washington Monthly Archives
The Washington Monthly • 42 Years, 418 Issues, 7,592 Articles, 27,230pp
December 1987 Issue - 22 Articles
- Letters, pp. 1-5
- Tilting at Windmills, pp. 6-11
Robert Penn Warren's mom... the firechief goes to Singapore... learning to be handcuffe...
- The Great Train Robbery, pp. 12-17
How the railroad retirement system swindles taxpayers, robs younger workers, and derail...
- Memo of the Month, p. 18
- Frank Fat's Napkin, pp. 19-24
How the trial lawyers (and the doctors!) sold out to the tobacco companies.
- Monthly Journalism Award, p. 25
- Tidbits and Outrages, pp. 26-27
- The Pope Came to South Carolina, p. 28
Unfortunately, so did the Yankee press.
- Who's Who, pp. 29-31
- The Slum Behind the Sheraton, pp. 32-44
A Philippine struggle between Marcos loyalists, Marxist youth, and a woman with 2,000 e...
Special Christmas Book Section
- Revenge in a Hot Place, pp. 45-48
In Joan Didion's Miami, the enemies are Castro, John Kennedy, and democracy.
- Twice Poisoned, p. 49
Three years after Bhopal, the victims suffer lethal politics as well as lethal gas.
- I Like Mike, pp. 50-53
But I'd like Michael Kinsley even better if he'd wear his heart on his sleeve more often.
- Political Puzzle, p. 54
[+] Political Booknotes (8 Reviews) , p. 55
[+] Review Last Chance for Our Children, by Bill Honig (Review) , p. 55
- Last Chance for Our Children by Bill Honig
[+] Review Bourgeois Utopias, by Robert Fishman (Review) , p. 56
- Bourgeois Utopias by Robert Fishman
[+] Review Veil, by Bob Woodward (Review) , pp. 56-57
- Veil by Bob Woodward
[+] Review If You Can't Say Something Nice, by Calvin Tri... (Review) , p. 58
- If You Can't Say Something Nice by Calvin Trillin
[+] Review Shattered Dreams, by Charlotte Fedders and Lau... (Review) , p. 58
- Shattered Dreams by Charlotte Fedders and Laura Elliot
[+] Review Levine and Company, by Douglas Frantz (Review) , p. 59
- Levine and Company by Douglas Frantz
[+] Review Campus Life, by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (Review) , p. 59
- Campus Life by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
[+] Review History in Sherman Park, by Jonathan Schell (Review) , pp. 60-62
- History in Sherman Park by Jonathan Schell