December 1988

Volume 39
Issue 8

Features 

To bring their nation to the leading edge of technology, Soviet leaders are turning to the United States. Their grandfathers did the same thing.

When he’s not taking care of a majestic marshaling of toy trains, Graham Claytor gets to play with the real thing

Fashion once expressed America’s class distinctions. But it doesn’t any more.

Out of an agonizing American experience, the frail Scots author mined a treasure and carried it away with him

December 1988

Departments 

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE