Iran is one of the hottest danger spots in the cold war, but the squabble with Britain over oil is only a symptom. The real threat is that Iran’s deep squalor and misery, graft and corruption, can be exploited by the Communists into a major political victory without firing a single shotBy BLAIR FRASER18 min
Chinese soldiers in Korea fight like demons with makeshift weapons or none at all on two bowls of rice a day. But when they are captured they discover the lie in their own propaganda: UN troops don’t chop their prisoners up aliveBy PIERRE BERTON16 min
THE REAL TRAGEDY in the short happy life of Kakeemanitou-wayo was that he was born twenty-five years too late. This young Cree, whose name in English was Almighty late. young Cree, name English was Almighty Voice, had for his boyhood heroes the mighty Poundmaker, Big Bear and Sitting Bull, great warriors who had won immortality in the legends of their peoples through their fierce bravery on the warpath.By AL COOPER15 min
If an oak is undernourished or a birch is bleeding to death tree consultant Earl Martin usually knows what to do. One of the few patients he ever lost was an elm he converted to a chimneyBy McKENZIE PORTER14 min
Through ancient locks, past Indian battlegrounds on the Mohawk trail, these cargo boats chug down an almost-forgotten waterway from Quebec to New York City. Listed as second cook, Mrs. Staebler went along on a routine trip that turned into tragedyBy EDNA STAEBLER13 min
WHEN I was a lad I remember a cousin of mine coming out from England, loitering a while with us and then drifting off to Detroit. There his family still lives. His case was typical: in by the front door, out by the back. For natives the door to the south opens even more readily than for immigrants.By Arthur Lower13 min
If you’re one of those people who shrink from a dentist’s drill you’ll be glad to know there’s a new machine that does the job with a jet of dust and is as painless as a tax refundBy MAX BRAITHWAITE10 min
IT HAS been said that in his youth a man sees himself as Hamlet but when he achieves the middle-age spread he decides to be Napoleon. Whatever truth there is in that diagnosis of masculine vanity there can be no doubt that Napoleon has greatly influenced many.By Beverley Baxter10 min
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