November 15, 1976

The wrong man to kill 2829

The wrong man to kill

Who ordered Don Bolles’s death? The Mob? Big business? The country club set? And what will The Team uncover about them — and crime in the New America?
Interview 45

Interview

As a Harvard professor and psychologist, Timothy Leary helped found a religious-social movement for which LSD became something of a sacrament: in the Sixties his name was synonymous with psychedelia. But during the Nixon years he was hounded by the police who finally put him behind bars for possession of drugs.
The merry (and not-so-merry) wives of Ottawa 4445

The merry (and not-so-merry) wives of Ottawa

They marry for better or worse, as Maryon Pearson said, but not for lunch— and often not for dinner
A clear-cut victory for Tweedledee 5859
The World

A clear-cut victory for Tweedledee

Columnist George F. Will characterized the Presidential candidates as “tiresome little men clawing for Lincoln’s chair,” television commentator Howard K. Smith dismissed the election as “almost entirely fluff,” and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. growled: “What an abysmal, demeaning, offensive, empty campaign . . .
Parting as a sweeter sorrow: one half for him, the other for her 7071
Justice

Parting as a sweeter sorrow: one half for him, the other for her

For more than a century family law in Canada has preserved the inequality of the sexes. When a marriage failed, the husband was entitled to the fruits of his earnings—home, car, investments—while the wife, regardless of her contribution to the union, was entitled only to support payments; common-law wives were denied even that right.
Jimmy, we hardly know you 6263
The World

Jimmy, we hardly know you

Americans scarcely know what to make of their new President. They elected him, but only about a third of those eligible voted for him, and now they wait with mingled hope and apprehension to see what he will do. He could be another Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the optimists keep telling themselves; he could be another Nixon, the pessimists reply.
The right man and the right place at the right time in the right province 7879
Theatre

The right man and the right place at the right time in the right province

John Neville is tired of two questions: Why did he choose Edmonton, and Why does he wear a gold earring? Corporate lawyer Joe Shoctor, executive producer and chief fund-raiser for the Citadel theatre, takes credit for the answer to the first.
Give-’em-hell Donald 2223
Canada

Give-’em-hell Donald

For an entire day before his first official visit to France this month, Canada’s new external affairs minister, Don Jamieson, was discreetly cautioned by Canadian embassy officials that diplomacy must be danced in Paris to a slow and rigorous minuet.
A fine mess Bourassa’s got himself into 2021
Canada

A fine mess Bourassa’s got himself into

On the hustings, Quebec’s Premier Robert Bourassa tried to make one of the key events of the provincial election campaign—his decision to modify the educational requirements of his government’s controversial Bill 22—sound like a smooth administrative adjustment.
A funny thing didn’t happen on the way to the White House-or, for that matter, 24 Sussex 8485

A funny thing didn’t happen on the way to the White House-or, for that matter, 24 Sussex

It seems impossible to believe, but this has been something worse than the dullest American election since Alf Landon hung up his ennui. As a reporter who took a mercifully short dip into the Presidential bore, it was apparent that the 1976 campaign for the world’s highest elected office also marked the death of humor as a facet of politics.
East is still east and west is still west, but the twain now meet-over a Big Mac 1213

East is still east and west is still west, but the twain now meet-over a Big Mac

By now Japan’s Prime Minister Takeo Miki has learned that virtue in politics can be as perilous as vice. For his attempts to get to the bottom of the Lockheed bribery scandal, Miki found his leadership challenged from within his right-wing Liberal Democratic Party by those who feared that a Mr. Clean might hangout their own dirty laundry.
What’s good for Ottawa bureaucrats is good for everybody-until the bills start coming in 6869
Business

What’s good for Ottawa bureaucrats is good for everybody-until the bills start coming in

When the federal government adopted the principle of indexing civil service pensions so that they automatically increase to compensate for each successive year’s inflation, it lit a small flame of pure hatred in the hearts of all Canadian businessmen that is eating its way remorselessly toward some ultimate explosion.
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