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Hull, Mass.: Shelter From the Storm?

Mother Nature had declared war and in so doing she left the nearby town of Hull a scarred battlefield. Until

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'I knew I was a winner. I just had it in me.'

I came in second, on grounds that I was not defined enough, not perfectly developed. I was just the biggest,

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A Malthusian Fantasy

L IKE A DYNASTIC line that weakens with every succeeding generation, Frank Herbert's latest work, The Dosadi Experiment, owes its

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Arms for the Rich

The Arms Bazaar: From Lebanon to Lockheed by Anthony Sampson The Viking Press,$12.95,340 pages. A LFRED NOBEL was a brilliant

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An Abandoned Ship

A .O. HIRSCHMANN'S Exit Voice and Loyalty examines two ways of encouraging and circumventing dissent by artificially controlling the options

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LECTURES

Joe "Tail Gunner" McCarthy nicknamed Harvard the "Kremlin on the Charles," but once all the midwestern farmboys arrive in Cambridge,

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The Politics of Spite

S EVENTY YEARS AGO Boston consisted of several petty fiefdom controlled by ward-level political machines. Martin "Mahatma" Lomasney in the

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A Reviewer is Bored

T HE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE are useless but always around. Promoters place plastic images throughout the media, tantalizing Mary Q. Housewife

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Sweet Revenge

T HE OLD Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy type of musicals are nauseating. You have probably seen those 40-year-old Hollywood bombs on

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Duke and the Drivers

O VER THE PAST ten months Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis has done what many political experts thought was impossible.

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Sympathy for the Devil

T HE EXPRESSION "political reform" has positive connotations: it implies increasing the responsiveness and integrity of the political system. In

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Wilson's New Freedom

C RITICIZING the theories on crime of James Q. Wilson, Shattuck Professor of Government, is like dissecting an elephant: you

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Rider on a Storm

" T HERE ARE THREE THINGS that make this country great: education, law 'n order and civil service...the liberal conspiracy

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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia