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.By Dr. Timothy Leary16 min
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 . . .By Walter Stewart9 min
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.By SHEILA GORMELY6 min
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.By WALTER STEWART9 min
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.By PETER HAY6 min
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.By MARCI McDONALD5 min
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.By GRAHAM FRASER5 min
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.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
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.By Robert Lewis5 min
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.By Peter Brimelow5 min
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