Vol. 19 • December 1986 • No. 12

The Continuing Crisis 8
Correspondence 9
Editorials/Reagan Remote/Faith in the System 10
Tyrrell, R. Emmett Jr.
Capitol Ideas/Cross Currents 11
Bethell, Tom
The Great Fear of 1986 In which Winston Churchill and Dagwood Bumstead meet the King of the Slave Traders. 14
Griffin, Bryan F.
Execution Day in Zhengzhou Lucky eyes under Deng Xiaoping. 19
Da, Liu Fong & Creger, John
In Search of the Lost Messiah Bloody and abandoned in Lebanon. 21
Morrison, Micah
Books for Christmas Holiday gift suggestions from some of our favorite readers and writers. 23
The Public Policy/SDI Deployment and History 30
Fossedal, Gregory A.
Presswatch/Woodward Disinforms 32
Ledeen, Michael
The Talkies/Weirdos 34
Bawer, Bruce
Spectator's Journal/Swan Song for Hong Kong 37
Brookhiser, Richard
The Great American Saloon Series/Rick's Café Américain 38
McGurn, William
Against All Hope, by Armando Valladares 41
Bukovsky, Vladimir
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed, 1883-1920, by Robert Skidelsky 43
Welch, Colin
Washington Bedtime Stories, by Herbert Stein 45
Ulmer, Melville J.
Ernie's War: The Best of Ernie Pyle's World War II Dispatches, edited by David Nichols 47
Owen, Kent
The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America, by Elliott J. Gorn 49
Schaub, Diana
The Catholic Classics, by Dinesh D'Souza 51
Scully, Michael A.
Brideshead Benighted and The Diaries of Auberon Waugh, by Auberon Waugh 52
Teachout, Terry
The Washington Spectator 53
Nathan, George Jean
Index for Volume 19 54
Current Wisdom 58
Jackasses, Assorted

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