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INOUIRK % M A Y r ; . i a B o
dimmrr Carter's Astoundina Lies
FRANK BRO WNZNG p . 1 5
dimmg Carter has been urging us to dump him i f he's
ever caught in a lie. Is angbodg 1isteningP
The Continuing Calamitg of El Salvador
ANNE NELSON p . I &
Does this sound familiarP A government without popular
support, bloodg atrocities bg the armg against the
peasants, U.S. militarg training teams on the wag ...
COLUMNS d7 REVIEWS
Inquiries ..... : ................................. p . 3
When the war came home.
Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - 3
Corporatestate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a
Saving America from Toyota. Nobody's buying American cars, what with
soaring gas prices and all. You might think the obvious solution is building
smaller cars. But the auto industry has a better idea. (STE~HENCHAPMAN)
Misguided missile. It isn't necessary and probably won't do what it's designed
to do. The people who will have to live with it don't want it. But still the air
force pushes blithely on with the MX missile. (BARTON J. BERNSTEIN)
MedZa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
First Amendment meltdown. The same folks who gave you Three Mile Island
now offer their peculiar notion of freedom of the press. (MICHAEL BARBER)
Poiitics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a
Books. ............... p . 22
Nat Hentoff on The Brethren, by Bob
Woodward and Scott Armstrong;
Vladimir V. Kusin on Soviet Intervention
in Czechoslovakia 1968, by Jifi Valenta;
Walter LaFeber on Theodore Roosevelt
and the Idea of Race, by Thomas Dyer.
Film ................. p . 28
All dressed up with no place to go, by
American Scene .............................. . p . 29
On sex and sexism, by John Gordon.
Tyboarophy by MACKENZIE-HA&RIS and SOLOTYPE
INQUIRYMAGAZIMZ (USPS439-090), Volume3, Number IO, May 5,1980. Published
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Institute. ISSN No. 0148-5008.
AMING " THE THREE
great lies" was a popu-
lar little game awhile Nago. included, The "The original check set
is in the mail," "I'm from the gov-
ernment and I'm here to help you,"
and I forget the third. On the evi-
dence Frank Browning presents in
his cover story, one excellent choice
would be, ''I'm Jimmy Carter, and
you can trust me." This issue also
includes Stephen Harvey's last film
review for INQUIRY. Steve has been
with us from Day One, and if you've
followed him as I have, I think you'll
agree that his pieces have invariably
been both informative and scintillat-
ing. One of the functions of a (let's
face it) relatively small magazine like
ours is to discover writing talent that
will then go on to "bigger and better
things." Accordingly, Steve has been
named film reviewer for Saturday
Review. The good news is that he'll
stay with INQUIRY as our theater h L reviewer.
RALPH RAICO, Publisher
WILLLlMSW M. E m , Editor
GLENN GARVIN, Associate Editor
ROBERT THOMPSON, Editorial Associate
BLAKE HALLANAN. Librarian
RUTH K. FRANKLIN, CO& Editor
WENDY SCHWARIZ, Art Director
SUSAN S'TROli)UN, Prodwtion Manager
llldRIANNE ACKERMAN, Assistant Art Director
BRUCE MCGILLIVRAY, Staflllustrator
JANIS COLLLNS, LISA PISCHEL,
JUDITH CHAMPAGNE. Staff
RONALD HAMOW, Consulting Editor
W U ABR&~AMS, BARTON J. BERKS'IEUY,
D I A ~ DIVOKY, DAVID GORDON,
PEKnr LERNOUX, JONATHAN mRSHALL,
EARL c. RA W A L , MLJRRA Y N. ROTHBARD,
PElER SCHRAC, WILLIAM SHAWCROSS,
ROSE STYRON, THOMAS SZASZ,
NICHOLAS YON HOIXMAN, Contributing
Editors; S W H W HARVEY, Films,
DANA GIOL.4, Literature 1
I N Q L J I R Y
Table of Contents
, pp. 3-4 -
When the war came home.
, p. 5 -
Saving America from Toyota.
by Stephen Chapman, pp. 6-7 -
Nobody's buying American cars, what with soaring gas prices and all. You might t...
by Barton J. Bernstein, pp. 8-11 -
It isn't necessary and probably won't do what it's designed to do. The people wh...
First Amendment Meltdown.
by Michael Barber, p. 12 -
The same folks who gave you Three Mile Island now offer their peculiar notion of...
Jimmy Carter's Astounding Lies
by Frank Browning, pp. 13-17 -
Jimmy Carter has been urging us to dump him if he's ever caught in a lie. Is any...
The Continuing Calamity of El Salvador
by Anne Nelson, pp. 18-21 -
Has the Supreme Court a right to privacy?
by Nat Hentoff, pp. 22-24 -
How Moscow decides to invade
by Vladimir V. Kusin, p. 25 -
by Walter LaFeber, pp. 26-27 -
Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Race, by Thomas G. Dyer
Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Race
by Thomas G. Dyer
All Dressed Up with No Place to Go
by Stephen Harvey, p. 28 -
On Sex and Sexism
by John Gordon, pp. 29-34 -
"The Myth of American Meritocracy"
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