July 1981

Cover Story

The Reagan administration's economic policies
Poor children under Reagan's budget. An interview with Marian Wright Edelman


Reflections on the Klan and poor people
NAE official supports human rights nominee
A report on La Grange II and the Middle East conflict.
A Christian call for justice and peace in the holy land


6:15 a.m. Monday. Wispy clouds are turning cantaloupe orange over the clock tower of Howard University. Small clusters of people are gathering at the bus stop.
This country has always assumed, either openly or just beneath the surface, that people are poor because they are worthless and worthless because they are poor.
In recent months the centuries-old Irish struggle against British rule has reached one of its periodic peaks of intensity, spurred by the deaths of hunger-striking Irish Republican Army (IRA)


God has descended, the jail door has opened, and I am filled with doubt.