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Stories Published in this Year

His speech was called “our intellectual Declaration of Independence.” Its theme was the universe itself; its hero, Man Thinking. Now, one hundred and seventy-five years later, a noted scholar sees Emerson’s great vision as both more beleaguered and more urgent than ever.

Lets Eat Chinese Tonight | December 1987 (Volume: 38, Issue: 8)

Americans have been doing just that since the days of the California gold rush—and we’re still not full

While the statue was being modeled in Rome, it attracted the scorn of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who called it “illogical.”

Lincoln Fiction & Fact | December 1987 (Volume: 38, Issue: 8)

A new novel about Lincoln examines questions about civil liberties in wartime, staff loyalties and disloyalties, and especially, Lincoln’s priorities

The Big Leak | December 1987 (Volume: 38, Issue: 8)

So big was the leak that it might have caused us to lose World War II. So mysterious is the identity of the leaker that we can’t be sure to this day who it was…or at least not entirely sure.

Who Are The Westerners? | December 1987 (Volume: 38, Issue: 8)

“Why hasn't the stereotype faded away as real cowboys become less and less typical of Western life? Because we can't or won't do without it, obviously.”

Little Big Top | December 1987 (Volume: 38, Issue: 8)

Superb carvings by an obscure artisan recapture the circus world of the 1920s

The university struggled to define what a school of business should teach. What is the knowledge required for success?

Landscapes Of Power | November 1987 (Volume: 38, Issue: 7)

Charles Sheeler found his subject in the architecture of industry. To him, America’s factories were the cathedrals of the modern age.

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