December 1993

Volume 44
Issue 8

Features 

After every war in the nation’s history, the military has faced not only calls for demobilization but new challenges and new opportunities. It is happening again.

A virtuoso re-creation of a turn-of-the-century magazine reflects the mood of a nation both deeply fond of nature and delighted to possess the ability to obliterate it.

In the infancy of television (but not of American royalty-worship) the networks fought their first all-out battle for supremacy over who would get to show Queen Elizabeth II being crowned

December 1993

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

EDITORS’ CHOICE

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES