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When Editor Russell Lynes published his light-hearted analysis in the February 1949 Harper's, Harry S. Truman had just been elected President in his own right, Gerald Ford was a freshman in Congress, and the median U.S. family income was $3,107. At the top of the best-seller list were Lloyd Douglas's religious novel, The Big Fisherman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe. Television was still a novelty.
Tongue in cheek, Lynes sought to gauge the social significance of "taste"...

Joel Havernann,
Rochelle L. Stanfield, and Neal R. Peirce,Way Up North in National Journal (June 26, 1976). 1730 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
Federal tax and spending policies are abetting a huge transfer of wealth from the Northeast and Midwest to the fast-growing southern and western "sunbelt" states, according to National Journal compu-tations. The people of the economically stagnating Northeast and Great Lakes states are paying out vastly more in federal taxes than they receive...

"A Party Jack Barbash, in Challenge (MayJune
Known as COPE" 1976), 901 N. Broadway, White Plains,
N.Y. 10603.
An American labor party could have emerged from the mass unionism of the 1930s but it did not happen-and it's not going to happen. Barbash, a University of Wisconsin economist, traces early American unionism from its anti-industrial and anti-capitalist origins to the New Deal era, when labor leaders like the coal miners' John L. Lewis turned their backs on class theory and embarked...

"A Party Jack Barbash, in Challenge (MayJune
Known as COPE" 1976), 901 N. Broadway, White Plains,
N.Y. 10603.
An American labor party could have emerged from the mass unionism of the 1930s but it did not happen-and it's not going to happen. Barbash, a University of Wisconsin economist, traces early American unionism from its anti-industrial and anti-capitalist origins to the New Deal era, when labor leaders like the coal miners' John L. Lewis turned their backs on class theory and embarked...

child-rearing-a constraint felt men as well as women. (Of women surveyed who had children at home, 5.3 percent had run for local public office, as against 26.1 percent with no children at home who had done so. For men it was 21.5 percent as against 38.9 percent.) Lee found women also shy away from seeking office because they see it as an inappro- priate form of political activity (as distinct from helping others win election), because they feel others (both men and women) would dis- approve, and...

Rob-Bad-mouthing the ert Samuelson. in The New Republic (May 15, 1976), 1220 19th St., hash-Bureaucracy ington, D.C.20036.
Samuelson, a Washington writer for the Financial Times of London, challenges the revived election-year notions that the federal bureau- cracy has grown enormously in the past decade; that federal workers are grossly overpaid; that the government could be more effective and less costly if it were reorganized. In fact, Samuelson notes, federal civilian employment has grown about...

Rob-Bad-mouthing the ert Samuelson. in The New Republic (May 15, 1976), 1220 19th St., hash-Bureaucracy ington, D.C.20036.
Samuelson, a Washington writer for the Financial Times of London, challenges the revived election-year notions that the federal bureau- cracy has grown enormously in the past decade; that federal workers are grossly overpaid; that the government could be more effective and less costly if it were reorganized. In fact, Samuelson notes, federal civilian employment has grown about...

Andrew J. Pierre, in Orbis (Win-With Terrorism ter 1976), 3508 Market St., Philadelphia,
Pa. 19104.
International terrorism is clearly on the rise and cannot be regarded as a passing phenomenon. During the two decades prior to 1969 an annual average of 5 aircraft hijackings occurred; in the early 1970s, writes Pierre, an American arms control and European security spe- cialist at the Council on Foreign Relations, more than 60 took place each year. The past six years have seen more than 500 major...

Harold S. Russell, in OfHelsinki American Journal of International Law
(Apr. 1976), 2223 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.20008.
The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) was inevitable, writes Russell, principal U.S. negotiator for the initial "Dec- laration on Principles" signed in Helsinki August 1, 1975. It was a necessary element in the "process of detente." Failure to conclude an agreement would have raised serious doubts about the viability...

inexpensive missile-carrying smallcraft; these threats may deprive the Big Navy of its traditional pervasiveness and purpose.
"The Yom Kippur War-In Retrospect"
Technological Lt. Col. J. Viksne, Royal Australian
S~prise.~ Signals Corps, in Army Journal (May
1976), Department of Defence, Canberra,
Australia.
Colonel Viskne's detailed analysis of the October 1973 Yom Kippur War argues once again that for every innovation in warfare there is ulti- mately a countermeasure. In the 1967...

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