September 1992

Volume 43
Issue 5

Features 

The great Czech composer arrived on these shores a century ago and wrote some of his most enduring masterpieces here. Perhaps more important, he understood better than any American of the day where our musical destiny lay.

For 150 years a crenelated Gothic Revival castle in Connecticut has housed an art collection that was astonishing for its time—and ours

The author joins the thousands who feel compelled to trace the flight of Lincoln’s assassin

The two-party system, undreamt of by the founders of the Republic, has been one of its basic shaping forces ever since their time

September 1992

Departments 

75 YEARS AGO

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE