Media Clippings  

It never fails. The man who survives the nutty primary system and wins the Democratic nomination is hailed for a while as a media genius—and his staff is full of geniuses, too. It happened to McGovern, Carter, and Mondale—and now …



Four More Years  

television is never in itself decisive. I learned this in 1972, when New York’s most notorious TV operative confided to me how he would make John Lindsay president. In ’84, the two debates showed Ronald Reagan as a man whose touch with reality is tenuous. …





To Speak of Black Violence  

The Voice of Malcolm When the time came, Malcolm X was going to “unveil” his program—that specific cause-and-effect linking of actions to goals which would bring about equality for black people in the United States. Since his was the most …



Short Shots: Labor and the Elections  

THOSE OF US ENGAGED in what is loosely called “the New Politics” have been told for some time that we cannot succeed without the labor movement. And we believe it: there was a conspicuous effort in 1970 by peace candidates, …



Politics Across the Country: California  

A NOTE for liberals and radicals who have decided to give politics in America yet one more “last chance,” as well as for those committed for the duration, win or lose: Jess Unruh’s campaign against Ronald Reagan is the most …









Writing off Fear  

The pseudo-folky, he-man dialogue that sounded so intellectually and humanly inadequate when reported by Lillian Ross is given here by Hotchner at full length, and still sounds just as inadequate. But we see now what we had only glimpses of …