May/June 1991

Volume 42
Issue 3

Features 

Those who believe America’s power is on the wane look to the example of Britain’s shockingly quick collapse. But the similarities may be less alarming than they seem.

In 1932 the Communist International paid to send a cast of American blacks to Moscow to make a movie about American racial injustice. The scheme backfired.

How to know the unknowable man

In the most self-consuming of cities, an impressive and little-known architectural legacy remains to show us how New Yorkers have lived and prospered since the days when the population stood at around one thousand

May/June 1991

Departments 

AMERICAN MADE

CORRESPONDENCE

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

Postscripts to History

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

TIME MACHINE