A Fluid Portrait

André Gide sat for his portrait many times—and largely to himself—during his sixty years of creation. He made of his books a long and continuous confe

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For the past 16 years job opportunities swelled hugely in government; when these contracted the universities opened wide; new opportunities were provi

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How should liberals regard the giants of American industry and finance—the motor and steel companies, the commercial banks and life insurance companie

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We begin to draw about ourselves a cultural curtain similar in some respects to the Iron Curtain of our adversaries. In doing so, we tend to inflict u

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A poem by W.B. Yeats.

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Everywhere the same question: Who will rule Russia? If a triumvirate, can it long endure or does the Soviet structure demand a single head? Will there be orderly elimination or violence? If violence, is there a man in Russia able to use war on his colleagues, win and consolidate supreme power, and, through it all, hold together the Union and the Empire? There are no answers yet. There may not be for a long time. But there will be hints. And to evaluate the future’s clues, to perceive the drama behind them, we will need to have the past fresh in our minds.

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The Supreme Court during its present session has the opportunity to strike its mightiest blow against racial prejudice. The nine justices must decide whether segregation of Negro and white pupils in the public schools violates the equal protection provision of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Crane: The Poet as Hero

Anybody who knew Hart Crane will come away from his letters both depressed and relieved. I confess that I hope I shall not have to follow this despera

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Four years ago, on July 26, 1948, President Truman issued his Executive Order 9981, directing "as rapidly as possible" a policy establishing "equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin." This year, in the heat of another election, an accounting to the American people on the effectiveness, sincerity and execution of this directive seems in order since civil rights is a major issue in the campaign.   An Executive Order to wipe out, in our armed service what has been accepted as standard within military un

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The Art of Prose

A fine prose style, if we are veteran readers, and equal to it, affords one of the most delicious experiences in the whole world of art. It is so subt

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