February/March 1992

Volume 43
Issue 1

Features 

The Cold War was an anomaly: more often than not the world’s two greatest states have lived together in uneasy amity. And what now?

The Russians claim they want to be more like us— but do they have any idea who we are?

Seventy-five years ago this month, a not especially good band cut a record that transformed our culture

They were the first black men to fight in the Civil War. They were the first to serve alongside whites. And they were the first to die.

The fiercest struggle going on in education is about who owns the past. Militant multi-culturalists say that traditional history teaching has brushed out minority ethnic identities. Their opponents say that radical multiculturalism leads toward national fragmentation.

February/March 1992

Departments 

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE