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The Washington Monthly Archives
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Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The Washington Monthly
    Total Archives: 42 Years, 418 Issues, 7,592 Articles, 27,230pp
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    Year 1969
    May 1969 Issue - 9 Articles
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  • , pp. 10-21 - PDF
    A look at the marriage of convenience (or necessity) between private enterprise and the...
  • , pp. 22-39 - PDF
    Boston's Mayor Kevin White has succeeded in confronting urban problems at their human s...
  • , pp. 40-49 - PDF
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    One leading thinker of the New Left comments on another--and on the movement itself.
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  • , p. 69 - PDF
    1. The Agony of the American Left by Christopher Lasch
  • The Culture of Bureaucracy 
  • , pp. 70-74 - PDF
    The State Department's many views of China and how they might begin to be resolved into...
    1. The Agony of the American Left by Christopher Lasch
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    1. The Agony of the American Left by Christopher Lasch
  • July 1969 Issue - 12 Articles
  • , p. 4 - PDF
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  • , p. 13 - PDF
    1. Congressman Stubblefield on tobacco. 2. Senator Fulbright on dissent.
  • , pp. 14-22 - PDF
    The Douglas Commission's life and hard times. Starring: the American city. Featuring: P...
  • The Culture of Bureaucracy 
  • , pp. 23-29 - PDF
    What happens when good men (Foreign Service Officers) don't speak up. Why they don't.
  • , pp. 30-34 - PDF
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    , pp. 62-64 - PDF
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  • , pp. 23-33 - PDF
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  • , pp. 34-50 - PDF
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  • The Culture of Bureaucracy 
  • , pp. 53-57 - PDF
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  • , pp. 20-25 - PDF
    Urban planners are beginning to love New Towns today the way they loved Model Cities ye...
  • , pp. 26-31 - PDF
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  • , p. 32 - PDF
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  • , pp. 55-59 - PDF
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  • , pp. 60-74 - PDF
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  • , pp. 27-31 - PDF
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  • , pp. 32-41 - PDF
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  • , pp. 42-49 - PDF
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  • , pp. 66-67 - PDF
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