At cocktail parties in California's high-tech Silicon Valley, through the offices of Wall Street investment analysts, in obscure trade journals and the popular press, the rumors ran like wildfire. Mere speculation that the giant International Business Machines Corp. was poised to enter the $2billion home computer market with a product code-named “Peanut” whipped the jittery computer industry into a frenzy of fear.By GILLIAN MACKAY, JAMES FLEMING13 min
In A promising attack on cancer (Cover, Oct. 31) you note that Canadian researchers have spent $250 million trying to find a cure for cancer and that the prospect of discovery is now in sight. Every person in Canada, in effect, has invested just $10 to fund the cause.
Sergei Vasilyevich no longer tries to squeeze in his grocery shopping before reporting to work in the morning. For the past three months the 29-year-old purchasing clerk, who requested that his last name not be used for fear of reprisals, has made an extra effort to report to his job at a downtown Moscow department store punctually at 10 a.m.
Maclean’s: How did the personalities of the two Kennedy brothers differ? Schlesinger: John Kennedy was essentially a man of reason, Robert Kennedy a man of passion. John objected to the inequities in our society because they seemed ‘unreasonable,’ Robert Kennedy felt it in the gut.
The operation was swift, devastating and tragically familiar. While guards fired frantically at the driver, a car filled with 110 lb. of high explosives burst into the grounds of a two-storey Israeli army building last week in the southern Lebanese port of Tyre.
With the rallying call of cambio (change), Spain’s Socialists swept to power one year ago, forming the first leftist government since the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. The new premier, Felipe González, promised more jobs, greater social justice and, above all, he said that he would steer the country onto a more progressive track.By David Baird5 min
You need the cable, of course. A television set that receives only three, seven, 10 channels-a set like that has become something of an embarrassment. How much psychic pain a child endures when forced to confess on the cafeteria line that no, he didn’t see Halloween III: Season of the Witch last night, will only be determined after years of therapy.By Fred Bruning5 min
The marines left first, clambering back onto the ships which will transport many of them to warweary Beirut. Then the army began to move out, and by last week more than half the 6,000 U.S. troops deployed in Grenada had withdrawn, their military mission accomplished.By Michael Posner5 min
Some scandals never die. At least that is what Christine Keeler hoped when she published her lat est autobiography, resurrecting the details of the 1960s British “Profumo affair.” Twenty years ago, when Keeler’s simultaneous cavortings with the British war minister, a Soviet naval attaché and numerous scions of the English upper class provided the world with salacious headlines, the shapely, good-time redhead hastily produced her first autobiography, offering her then version of the events.By CAROL KENNEDY4 min
Bam-burning, break-ins and kidnapping by the Mounties were enough to convince the federal cabinet that the Security Service should be removed from the RCMP and placed under closer ministerial control. But two years after the McDonald commission recommended exactly that, the government’s bill to set up a new security intelligence service still has not become law.
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