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SPECIAL REPORT--THE MIDDLE EAST: WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Introduction
Editor
Will the Stalemate Ever End?
Joseph J. Sisco
The Key to Peace and Stability
Leonard Binder
The Role of the PLO
Robert J. Hanks
The Rise and Fall of Fundamentalism
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
The Impact of the Iran-Contra Affair
Tareq Y. Ismael

ANALYSIS
Democracy: The Next Korean Miracle?
Mike Breen
Malta Cautiously Tilts West
Andrew Smith
How Thatcher Cleaned Up in Britain's Dirtiest Campaign
Ronald Baxter
Turkey Confronts the Syrian-Soviet Threat
Adam M. Garfinkle
What Not to Expect From Chairman Greenspan
John H. Fund

COMMENTARY
The United Nations: Has the Prodigal Returned?
David F. Forte
United Nations: Imagine a World Without It
C.R. Gharekhan
De Soto: Leading the Way Toward Free Enterprise
Stephen Schwartz
How to Curb Teenage Pregnancies: A Medical Perspective
Reginald C. Tsang, M.D.
The Soviet Challenge to Democracy
Jim Courter
Forgive Us Our Debtors ...
Warren Brookes

 

 
CHILDREN
Elementary Choices
Kathleen Prentice

FASHION
That Old Hat Magic
Gail Greco

FOOD
Backcountry Feasts: A Taste of History
Kay Moss

HOME
Earth Living
John Elvin

LEISURE
The Jumping Frog Jubilee: The Celebrated Mark Twain Returns to Calaveras County
Richard Bangs

SPORTS
Row, Row, Row Your Boats
Eli Flam

TRAVEL
St. Lucia at Its Finest
Adrianne Marcus

 

 
FEATURED BOOK: John Barrow and Frank Tipler's The Anthropic Cosmological Principle
Introduction
Editor

Man's Relation to the Universe
Sir Bernard Lovell

A New Natural Theology?
John Polkinghorne

The Mis-anthropic Principle
Gerald Feinberg

The Importance of the Anthropic Principle
Sir Don N. Page

REVIEWS
Revenge of the Nerds
Edward Shapiro
CAMPUS LIFE
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

Gifts of the Magi
Joseph H. Fichter, S.J.
BHAGWAN
Hugh Milne
THE MAKING OF A MOONIE
Eileen Barker
THE SPIRIT OF ALLAH
Amir Taheri

Lowell on Lowell, and Friends
David Hallman
ROBERT LOWELL
Robert Giroux, ed.

Theoretically Speaking
Morton Kaplan
A CONFLICT OF VISIONS
Thomas Sowell

A Wandering Minstrel of a Woman
Amy Vladeck Heinrich
TO LIVE AND TO WRITE
Edited by Yukiko Tanaka, trans. by Elizabeth Hanson, Hiroko Morita Malatesta

Proud Humility and the Best-of-Breed Syndrome
Henry A. Myers
THE FRENZY OF RENOWN
Leo Braudy

How Not to Rule Britannia
John H. Fund
THE COMPLETE YES MINISTER
Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay

George Washington: Too Good to Be True?
Marcus Cunliffe

A Brief for Common Sense
Wilfred M. McClay

Tom Stoppard's History of the World
Lee Congdon
THE THEATRE OF TOM STOPPARD
Anthony Jenkins

 

 
   

 
   
ARCHITECTURE
Sinan ibn Abdulmennan: Master Builder Who Transformed Islam
Aptullah Kuran

ART
Miró: A Quest for Historical Relevance
James F. Cooper
Gerz: Artist Creates a Monument Against Fascism in Hamburg
Michael Gibson
Art of the Fantastic: An Unusual Latin American Celebration
Holliday T. Day and Hollister Sturges

CRAFT & DESIGN
Abegg Foundation: Preserving Tapestries, Glorifying Applied Art
Annemarie Monteil

DANCE
Les Ballets-Jazz de Montreal Brightens the World
Iro Tembeck
Peter Martins: Celebrating the Male in Dance
Barbara Binkley

FILM
The Making of a Documentary: How a World-Class Cinematographer Turns Director
Nestor Almendros

MUSIC
Andres Segovia: Passing of the Apostle of the Guitar
Susan Fegley Osmond
Wendy Carlos Computer-Generates New Sounds and Scales: Scintillating Synthesizers
Lou Fournier
Prokofiev in Prague: Annual Festival Excites Music Lovers
Andrew Clark

PERSPECTIVES
Hanoi Hilton: Too True to Make It at the Box Office?
Robert K. Dornan

POETRY
From the Gulag
Irina Ratushinskaya

TELEVISION
MTV: The Medium Movie Directors Really Love
William J. Ruhlmann

THEATER
Manchester Takes London by Storm: A Provincial Company Masters French Farce
Herb Greer

 

   
AT THE EDGE
Thin-Film Diamond Deposition
Michael Woods
Gravity Wave Sensors
Ron Cowen

IMPACTS
Film: An Extraordinary Imaging Tool
Stanton Wormley

NATURE WALK
Fish Out of Water
Lorus J. and Margery Milne

SCIENCE AND SPIRIT
Life, the Universe, and the Anthropic Principle
John D. Barrow

SCIENTISTS: PAST AND PRESENT
Grace Murray Hopper: 'The Grand Old Lady of Software'
Cheryl Wetzstein and Linda Joyce Forristal

 

   
CROSSROADS
A People In-Between: The Cape Coloreds of South Africa
Ettagale Blauer
Islamic City and Modernity
Cyrus Mechkat

FOLK WISDOM
The Horse Trader
Roger L. Welsch

HERITAGE
The Latvian Legacy
Ojars Kalnins

PEOPLES
Fierljeppen: Pole Jumping Over Ditches in the Netherlands
Egge O. Huistra

 

   
AN APPRECIATION OF MICHAEL POLANYI
Michael Polanyi and the Treason of the Intellectuals
Lee Congdon
Michael Polanyi: A Philosopher for Our Time
Richard Gelwick
Introduction
Lee Congdon
Science: Its Successes, Its Mischiefs, and Its Humanness: A Polanyian View
William Taussig Scott

ART AND POLITICS
Jazz in Central Europe
Roger Scruton

FASCISM: REAL AND IMAGINARY
Some Myths of the Struggle Against Fascism
Alan J. Levine

FORMS OF INTUITION
Kantian Time and Space Reconsidered
Paul Gottfried

POLITICAL RIGHTS AND GENOCIDE
Reflections on Modernity, Civilization, and Genocide
Richard L. Rubenstein

SEPARATION OF POWERS AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Introduction
Editor
Separation of Powers in a Dangerous World: Constitution, Foreign Policy and Deterrence
John Norton Moore
In Times of Crisis, How Much Power Does the President Have?
Walter Berns
Separation of Powers: To Chain the Dog of War
Edwin B. Firmage
Separation of Powers and the Control of Foreign Policy
Morton A. Kaplan
Presidency's Supremacy in Defending National Security
Bruce Fein
Why National Security Is Not Incompatible With the First Amendment: Maintaining a Constitutional Perspective
Martin L.C. Feldman

 
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