Essays

rce Government Printing

Office,
Money
and
The Pursuit of Plenty
in America
As the United States recovers from its worst recession since the 1930s, economists and other scholars continue to seek new data on the changing patterns of family earning, spend- ing, and "status" in America. Scholars have reached general agreement on at least one point: In 25 years, for all its defects, the growing U.S. "consumer economy" has brought most American adults (and even most American p...

Reviews of new research public agencies and private institutions "Nuclear Power Issues and Choices" Report of the Nuclear Energy Policy Study Group (sponsored by the Ford Foundation, administered by the MITRE Corporation), Ballinger Publishing Co., 17 Dunster St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138. Although the nation's oil and natural gas supplies will be seriously de-pleted before the year 2000, a "mix" of coal-burning generators and uran- ium-powered nuclear plants (light-water reactors)...

Edwin 0.Reischauer
In 1945 Japan lay in ruins, a defeated, helpless pariah among nations-its cities destroyed, its industry at a standstill, its people exhausted, confused, and demoralized. Yet in only one generation the country has risen like the proverbial phoenix to become, next to the colossi of the United States and the Soviet Union, the great- est economic power in the world, with a remarkably free and stable society, an efficiently functioning democratic system of government, and a vibrant...

PEACE CHILDREN

Seven-Year-Old

He holds a pistol in each hand, he has a toy tommy gun hanging on his chest.
"How does your mother feel about these weapons?"

"She bought them for me."
"And why?"
"Because of the bad people."
"And who is good?"
"Lenin."
"Lenin? Who is he?"

He thinks hard, but does not know what to answer. "You don't know who Lenin is?" "The captain."

Eleven-Year-Old

"I've been el...

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