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America at random, from the New York Times' oldest editorial feature, "Topics of the Times," a century of comment on America and Americans.

Author: Herbert Mitgang
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, Inc., [1969] ©1969
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Mitgang, Herbert.
America at random, from the New York times' oldest editorial feature, "Topics of the Times," a century of comment on America and Americans.
New York, Coward-McCann [1969]
(OCoLC)678296251
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Mitgang
OCLC Number: 6260
Notes: Reprinted Topics of the Times columns by The New York Times Company, ©1909-1968.
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dear mr. / E.B. White --
An act of intellect to turn the year / E.B. White --
"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold ..." / Robert F. Kennedy --
On the shooting of Robert Kennedy / Arthur Miller --
thoughts on the presidency / Eugene McCarthy --
One vote for conventions-even with hoopla / Herman Wouk --
The road to racial irrelevance in America / Margaret Mead --
Negro, black or afro-American? / John A. Morsell --
Reckoning day for the new economics / John Kenneth Gailbraith --
The inalienable right or selective apathy / Harvey Swados --
Thoreau's message after 150 years / Brooks Atkinson --
the warfare in the forest is not wanton / Brooks Atkinson --
What did you do in the war, daddy? / George A. Woods --
The nouveau avant / Frederic Morton --
The American city is in trouble (1890, etc.) / Justin Kaplan --
Teaching life at an early age in the slums / Jonathan Kozol --
The uses and abuses of a university / Herbert J. Muller. The fountain of eternal adolescence / Mitchell Wilson --
The young in hair / Marya Mannes --
In fashion yesterday, today and tomorrow / Marianne C. Moore --
The world series is no autumn classic / Eliot Asinof --
A den's no den for long / Lewis Nichols --
Sunglasses without sun / Herbert Mitgang --
Short Atlantic snorters / Herbert Mitgang --
The winter bank / Herbert Mitgang --
Christmas comes first on the banks / William G. Wing --
Woodrow Wilson remembered / James T. Farrell --
American in the twenty-third century / John W. Gardner --
The seat behind the pillar / Archibald MacLeish --
The united states and "responsibilities of power" ' J. William Fulbright --
Dissent and the Vietnam war / Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. --
The age of abdication / Arthur Miller --
Selective morality and citizen loyalty / Margaret Halsey --
Draft resistance and the "Nuremberg defense" / Arthur L. Goodhart. Let's put it on the train to Hanoi / David Vienna --
1898 and all that / Harold Lavine --
Home front thoughts of Vietnam / Brooks Atkinson --
Russian as people and politicians / Brooks Atkinson --
The diplomatic way out of Vietnam / Anthony Eden --
The message of Czechoslovakia / Anthony Eden --
Mirabile dictu, indeed / L.V. Updegraff --
The yoke of racial inequality / Alan Paton --
The human earthquake goes on in Sicily / Leonardo Sciascia --
America and le mans / Morris Gilbert --
Britain's oxbridge problem / Denis W. Brogan --
Wagons-lits people / Kenneth Campbell --
March now, study later / Kenneth Campbell --
Who owns the land? / Chester Bowles --
I love west 83rd street / Frederic Morton --
The drama of life in kip's bay / Brooks Atkinson --
The holy flame of learning / Alfred Kazin --
1,200 miles by bike in central park / Laura Z. Hobson --
Crossing Brooklyn bridge at twilight / Marianne C. Moore. The library down the street in the village / Marianne C. Moore --
The village of other days / Kenneth Campbell --
Farewell to coastal steamers / John P. Callahan --
The sounds of Manhattan / James Tuite --
Anniversary of an abelisk / H.I. Brock --
What the taxi panel overlooked / Fred M. Hechinger --
Putting a foot down on the lowly pedestrian / Richard F. Shepard --
Fat men of the world, unite / Richard F. Shepard --
A word for the New York accent / Richard F. Shepard --
A passion for place names / Richard F. Shepard --
The commencement day uprising (class of '31) / A.H. Raskin --
Chowder, two types / Lewis Nichols --
Egg-beating variables / Charles Simmons --
Garden spot of America, sort of / Herbert Mitgang --
Draw one concentrated beer / Herbert Mitgang --
New York atheneum / Herbert Mitgang --
A lost angeleno looks homeward / David Karp. The magic of words / Orville Prescott --
The word, too, falls victim of apartheid / Nadine Gordimer --
Thaw before reading / John B. Starr --
Style and the new economy / Nona Balakian --
Author trouble / Charles Simmons --
Dante, the senen hundredth milestone / Herbert L. Matthews --
Shakespeare updated-once again / Thomas Lask --
That strange organism-the audience / Thomas Lask --
Father and the cultural explosion / Thomas Lask --
Songs that shake the world / Kenneth Campbell --
Henry James in today's Washington square / Leo Edel --
Recalling H.L. Mencken / Richard Ruland --
The select many / Marya Mannes --
The press conference game / Fred M. Hechinger --
Tomorrow's problem of leisure --
what do fine feathers make? / Florence Juliem --
Unaccustomed to her face / Marya Mannes --
Turning on the human spirit with the classics / William M. Spackman --
Doing it the hard way for book critics / Herbert Mitgang. The creative process / Herbert Mitgang --
The first "minor topics" / William Livingston Alden --
Smiting the heathen / William Livingston Alden --
The hat problem / William Livingston Alden --
The decay of burglary / William Livingston Alden --
Pockets / William Livingston Alden --
Dr. Schliemann / William Livingston Alden --
A sad Case / William Livingston Alden --
the first "topics of the times" / Frederick Craig Mortimer --
Can war be endured without tea?... belligerent pacifists...on the making of mazeppa fire companies / Frederick Craig Mortimer --
Strange new tongue / Simeon Strunsky --
Baccalaureate with a difference / Simeon Strunsky --
This social insecurity / Simeon Strunsky.
Other Titles: Topics of the Times.
New York times.
Responsibility: Edited, with an introd. on The journalistic essay, by Herbert Mitgang.

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