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The Presidency: The Durable Doctrine

THE PRESIDENCY (See Cover) The hour—6 p.m.—was unusual for a presidential press conference. So was the occasion. So was the tingling of high excitement that...

LOUISIANA: Jimmy the Stooge

"Who the hell's Smith?" Huey Long snorted in 1930 when one of his stooges suggested that Dr. James Monroe Smith would make a properly pliant president for...

A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 21, 1962

GILBERT STUART once said, in a wry comment on the grand work of his mentor, Benjamin West, that ";no one would paint history who could do a portrait." Stuart...

THE AMERICAS: Flocking Together

Just when everything seems to be going his way, Nikita Khrushchev has a habit of overreaching himself. Now he has obliged over Cuba. Until he brandished his...

Foreign Relations: The Johnson Corollary

For a long while after the gunfire has died away in the Dominican Republic, diplomats, lawyers, politicians and professors will be arguing the legality and...

Art: Toward the Ideal

Reporting on the U.S. of the early 1830s as seen through his shrewd Gallic eyes, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that Americans tended in their attitude toward...

CUBA: What Should the U.S. Do?

President James Monroe's 1823 warning to the Holy Alliance, led by Russia and France, was the voice of a brash new nation, and it served to fence Europe out...

Education: Trouble in Louisiana

That terrible Northerner, General William Tecumseh Sherman, was the first president of Louisiana State University. During the Civil War, he told the Unionists to...

Art: New Roman

For the past 21 years the director of the American Academy in Rome, that comfortable haven on the Gianicolo for prize-winning painters, sculptors, architects...

Nation: Cuban Dilemma

As with Laos, the Cuban conflict had become a war of words. After listening to witnesses before his Foreign Relations Committee last week, Arkansas' Fulbright,...

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