THERE IS AN INEXPLICABLE CONSPIRACY of silence among the authors of books on making money. No one mentions municipal politics. Yet selling the dispensation of public office, more commonly known as breach of trust, is that ideal enterprise where demand is as stable as human greed, where profits are high and tax-exempt, risk and overhead are low, and prospects, based on the lush green past, stretch limitless into the future.By ALAN PHILLIPS33 min
IN ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN SATIRES in English literature Samuel Butler wrote nearly a hundred years ago about a hidden mountain valley where a tribe of mystics lived under laws, beliefs and customs so strange and elusive that even the true believers never fully understood them.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING happening in the world these days, the thing that will bring forth the greatest changes, may easily turn out to be the astounding evolution of the electronic computer and man's dawning discovery of how to use it to improve his life.By IAN SCLANDERS15 min
WADE HAMPTON, A TALL, lean and very handsome professional skier, contracted paralytic polio nine years ago, lost most of the use of his lower body, and fought back to become a founder and president of a highly profitable Toronto firm that employs only handicapped people.By SHIRLEY MAIR13 min
How many Americans have swung to the political right? How far have they swung? The first reliable answers will be provided by the “midterm” or "nonpresidential” elections in November. Until then the uncertainty about the dimensions of the tide of conservatism that has been spreading across the United States seems likely to frustrate President John F. Kennedy’s efforts to persuade Congress to pass the more controversial items in his legislative program.By Ian Sclanders7 min
One of the hoariest axioms in Canadian politics is that governments are defeated, not elected. But actually no party has ever gained office in Canada entirely by default. A government in power can’t be unseated solely because it has engendered a cumulative disaffection in the country at large.By Peter C. Newman6 min
After 22 years of wearing one in war and peace, Porter knows at last: “there is no such thing as a man with a mustache; there are only mustaches with men attached to the ends of them”By McKENZIE PORTER5 min
Last fall. Dr. A. J. Cook, former head of the student counseling service at the University of Alberta and now a full-time worker for the Moral Re-Armament movement. invited Peter Hyndman, president of the U. of A.'s student union, to a 10-day MRA "Assembly of the Americas" in Brazil.
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