Siddhartha Mazumdar

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Tales of Distress

A FEW WEEKS AGO, Newsweek featured a special report on poverty in America. Ceaselessly, it alleged, the current Administration has

On the Road, Again

E VER SINCE THE DAY Washington Irving disembarked in Liverpool to sketch the English countryside. American writers have ventured to

Burying the Dead

I NDEED. our world would grow larger upon turning back the front page of the New York Times. A vast

Food for Thought

F EW DIRECTORS can confound critics as thoroughly as Louis Malle. Pretty Baby gave him the perfect opportunity to produce

No Red at Harvard

Walter Lippmann--on his first trip to the Soviet Union--took time off from official duties and visited the grave of an

Supply-Side Blues

A MINOR LEGEND enshrouds the birth of what has come to be known as "supply-side economics"; few subjects have proven

E Pluribus Unum

'W E DO NOT LIVE in the past, but the past in us," said the historian whom Thomas Sowell quotes

Working Class Zero

C ARA APPROACHED the counter, did a pirhouette while screaming, "Can I have some more silvuh-way-uh please?" Buddy backed off

Trading Morals for Resources

T HE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION'S posture toward the Republic of South Africa should surprise no one who has watched the growing