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CONTENTS OF ISSUE NO. 36, SUMMER, 1992

EDITORIAL

Louis T. Milic: Perks: The Other Side, 3

When political figures come under scrutiny it is usually for the wrong reasons, for juicy but venial offenses that stir gossip and envy. The real abuse of power lies not in free haircuts or bounced checks but in campaign financing.

CONTEST

Leonard Trawick: Winners of THE GAMUT Cartoon Prize, 1992, 5

Stiff Paper, 5

Through surprise, condensation, and allusion, cartoons reveal to us the foibles of our age and the rebel hidden in us all. Three prize-winning cartoons plus eight honorable mentions.

ECONOMICS

Louis T. Milic: Inflation, Consumers, and the CPI, 18

Though there is no such thing as an average household, the market basket of this hypothetical family can, when reflected in the Consumer Price Index, help real households manage their budgets in inflationary times.

THE SIXTIES

Patrick Joseph O'Connor: Moody's Skidrow Beanery, 30

When the Beat movement arrived in Wichita, Kansas, beatniks and hobos came to the Beanery for "jailhouse chili" and artistic freedom. But the Midwest could not tolerate such nonconformity and shut the place down.

LAW

Richard L Mattis: The Supreme Court's First Decade, 36

Immediately after its formation in 1789, the Supreme Court began to define its powers and duties despite the amorphous instructions in the Constitution. It established for itself the power and dignity that Chief Justice John Marshall was later to consolidate. But for the first justices, the Court was more often a chore than a high honor.

PRINTING

Dean H Keller: Incunabula, 46

Johann Gutenberg's famous Bible (1455), the first considerable document to be printed from movable type, was a miraculous event which set off the explosive development of printing in Europe.

LITERATURE

Lucas Myers: Attila Jozsef: A Hungarian Fate, 56

Born into the fragmented world of Hungary in the early twentieth century, J6zsef created some of that nation's greatest poetry out of the poverty and instability of his circumstances.

OPINION

Barton R. Friedman: Jefferson and Affirmative Action, 69

Equal opportunity should begin with public education since education, not dispensation, should be the way to enter the aristocracy of talent.

ARCHAEOLOGY

David R. Bush: The Unknown Soldier, 72

From 1862 to 1865 Johnson's Island, in Lake Erie near Marblehead, Ohio, was the site of a prison camp for Confederate soldiers. A beautifully made ring recently excavated there helps us speculate about the conditions and activities of those prisoners.

POETRY

Richard Jackson: True or False, 79

With an editorial commentary.

BIOGRAPHY

Linda B. McLatchie: The Mystery of Elizabeth Whitman, 85

In 1788 Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman from a prominent Connecticut family, died in childbirth under an assumed name in an obscure inn. The resulting scandal illustrates the harshness of the "double standard" of earlier days.

REVIEW

Mark Gottlieb: Review, 92

The Magazine in America: 1741-1990 by John Tebbel and Mary Ellen Zuckerman

Publication Date

Summer 1992

Publisher

Cleveland State University

City

Cleveland

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Gamut: A Journal of Ideas and Information, No. 36, Summer 1992

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