August 1970

Volume 21
Issue 5

Features 

“In terms of change in American attitudes and American values, these last five years have surely been the crucial ones in the quarter century since V-J Day. And these changes seem of such a magnitude that every American except the very young, the very empty, and the very enclosed must now, to some extent, feel himself a foreigner in his native land”

The “memory paintings” of a lady now ninety-four celebrate the life of rural Texas as it was when she grew up there

Sermons in Stones

From John Bull to Uncle Sam:

America’s greed for oil has drastically upset the ecological balance of Alaska’s North Slope, and the end is not in sight

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS

Anonymous

Why did people fall mortally ill wherever she worked? She was not about to help the inspector find out

You are conducting secret peace talks with the enemy in the midst of an unpopular and interminable foreign war. The American field commander is throwing every obstacle in your path. Then, just as the talks are getting somewhere, the President orders you home. What do you do now?

August 1970

Departments 

AMERICAN HERITAGE BOOK SELECTION

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR