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George Rediscovering Woodcock, in The American Scholar
The Noble Savase (Summer 1976), 1811 Q st., N.w., Wash-
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ington, D.C. 20009.
Although many scholars have studied vanishing primitive cultures, few
have asked why civilized man is so fascinated nowadays what Euro-
peans used to call "savage cultures." Woodcock, editor of Canadian
Literature, writes that Portuguese voyages to Africa and the discovery
of America first brought Europeans into contact with primitive peo-
ples....

George Rediscovering Woodcock, in The American Scholar
The Noble Savase (Summer 1976), 1811 Q st., N.w., Wash-
-
ington, D.C. 20009.
Although many scholars have studied vanishing primitive cultures, few
have asked why civilized man is so fascinated nowadays what Euro-
peans used to call "savage cultures." Woodcock, editor of Canadian
Literature, writes that Portuguese voyages to Africa and the discovery
of America first brought Europeans into contact with primitive peo-
ples....

the black man under the tutelage of an industrialized Simon Legree. It is an image to which many, North and South, re- sponded-and still do."

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
"Ocean Boundaries and Petroleum Re- Making Sensible sources" Hollis D. Hedberg, in Sci-Ocean Boundaries ence (Mar. 1976), 1515 Massachusetts
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.
Proposals to set international boundaries at 200 nautical miles from a nation's coast have the advantage of simplicity but little else t...

the coastal nation within the margins of a "boundary zone" extending oceanward from the approximate base of the slope for an internationally agreed distance (Hedberg recom- mends at least 100 kilometers-54 nautical miles). Such a boundary zone would bypass uncertainties in defining the precise location of the base of the slope and allow the final boundary to be drawn simple straight lines connecting fixed points of latitude and longitude. Hedberg suggests that the boundary concept be used...

Gene M.
Science and ", social
Lvons. in International science The Political System Journal (no. 1, 1976)-UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris 75700.
The interplay between science and politics in the United States is an- alyzed in this essay Lyons, dean of the faculty at Dartmouth Col- lege. With the President and Congress asking scientists for advice about an increasingly technical world, the "imperatives of science" in- fluence politics. But politics influences science too-supposedly...

Eugene C. Kennedy, in America Human Emerience (Mar. 27, 1976), 106 W. 56th St.,
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New York, N.Y. 10019.
Kennedy, a Catholic priest and psychologist, argues that the old au- thoritarian Catholic culture is dying and that today's priest must find the meaning of his ministry from within human experience. "A well-developed personal identity is indispensable to effective pastoral min- istry," Kennedy writes, yet many priests continue to think of them- selves "in the third person,"...

Eugene C. Kennedy, in America Human Emerience (Mar. 27, 1976), 106 W. 56th St.,
L
New York, N.Y. 10019.
Kennedy, a Catholic priest and psychologist, argues that the old au- thoritarian Catholic culture is dying and that today's priest must find the meaning of his ministry from within human experience. "A well-developed personal identity is indispensable to effective pastoral min- istry," Kennedy writes, yet many priests continue to think of them- selves "in the third person,"...

means of spontaneous abortion. To Haring, it seems "shocking" that rhythm, recently endorsed again the Church, should in application produce a vast number of zygotes (fertilized eggs not yet implanted in the wall of the womb) lacking the vitality for survival.
Interruption of the life process between fertilization and implanta- tion, he says, lacks the "gravity or malice" that attends abortion of an individualized embryo. But Haring concludes that the new medical evidence (already...

"Mao Tse-Tung's Leadership Style" byMao's Unity Lucian W. Pye, in Political Science Quay- terly (Summer 1976), Academy of Polit- Of Opposites ical Science, 2852 Broadway, New York,
N.Y. 10025.
"all standards, Mao Tse-tung belongs in the company of the few great political men of our century," writes Lucian Pye, a China scholar at MIT. In this psychological profile, Pye attributes Mao's greatness to "his extraordinary ability to understand, evoke, and direct human emotions....

Jessica Lea-
Chinese Oil trice Wolfe, in Asian Survey (June 1976), University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif. 94720.
China's fast-growing petroleum industry-315 million barrels produced in 1972, increasing 20-25 percent annually-has attracted attention in the West especially since the 1973-74 energy crisis. Most specialists look at China's oil exports potential. But it is more valuable to observe Maoist principles of economic development, argues Jessica Leatrice Wolfe, a graduate student...

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