David J. Barron

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A Parting Shot

W E sit at separate tables, keep largely to ourselves, count people of our own group among our closest friends.

Michigan, Coach Bo and The Game

Jason McDevitt was short. He had a high voice. We called him Mickey, as in the mouse. Such is the

Who's Helping Whom?

T HE 1930s were the heyday for the nation's Black colleges. In the midst of a society commited to segregation,

A Paranoid Pledge

I T is unfortunate and unsettling to hear the vice president of the United States taunting his opponent for vetoing

Is Quayle a Boom or a Bust?

T HE Baby Boomers saw their political leaders murdered, first President Kennedy, then Dr. King and then Bobby Kennedy. In

The Murder-Suicide of Abe Fortas' Political Career

Fortas: The Rise and Ruin of a Supreme Court Justice By Bruce Allen Murphy 598 pp. William Morrow, $25.00 A

"Yeah, Gimme a Light"

N OW it's one thing to rail against astroturf. It's even understandable to get upset about the dreaded domed stadium.

The Search for Czars

S OME time ago, it became part of the conventional wisdom to suggest that the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson would

Revealing the Private

Harvard Diary: Reflections on the Sacred and the Secular By Robert Coles, $16.95. New York: Crossroads, 204 pp. I N

What Jesse Has to Do

A LTERNATELY hostile and accommodating in the past few weeks, Jesse Jackson has caused little trouble for his party. While

Making `A Risk for Peace' Pay Off

He had planned it down to the last detail, and in the end, as one observer put it, "it was

Questioning Motives

T WENTY years ago today, Senator Robert F. Kennedy '48 was shot. In 1968, Kennedy was fast on his way

What More Do They Want on Jesse?

T HE new fashionable point for political columnists to make is that Jesse Jackson hasn't been taken seriously--which in translation

Freedom of the Press: For Whom?

A .J. LIEBLING noted long ago that freedom of the press belongs to the man who owns one. Liebling didn't

Why Johnny Can't Rule

T HE STRANGEST things can set Norman Podhoretz off. It's enough that he gets angry with women for having ambitions