NATION Rumbling Toward Ruin Can Anyone Fx Those Flxibles? An Easy Poll-Axing Going Reagan Billions Better The Presidency: An Army in Pinstripes and Guccis (The Presidency) The Alexandrian Strategic View Piping Up from the NSC Politics Makes Strange Envoys Zealous Lord of a Vast Domain The Next Hurrah Itchy Feet The Last Days of Poletown Shuttle Tragedy Americana: The Champ of Champlain (Americana) Americana: Going Out in Style (Americana) Americana: Bad News Bears (Americana) WORLD Hijacking: A Victory for Terrorism (Hijacking) Hijacking: Bound to Encourage Others El Salvador: We Are from These People (El Salvador) Poland: Bad Day at Bydgoszcz (Poland) France: A Campaign Catches Fire (France) West Germany: The Squatters (West Germany) Armed Forces: A Half-Won War (Armed Forces) Middle East: Facing Up to the Last Retreat (Middle East) War Stories SOCIETY In California: The Life and Death of a Good Joke (American Scene) Living: Prickly but Imperiled Species (Living) Living: Peanut Envy (Living) PRESS Newswatch: Interviews, Soft or Savage (Newswatch) RELIGION Religion: And They Knew Not Joseph SPORT Sport: Boycott Blues Sport: Bye-Bye Boston BUSINESS How Japan Does It (Economy & Business / COVER STORY) Consensus in San Diego (Economy & Business) A Daily Samurai Duel (Economy & Business) EDUCATION Education: Crumbling the Pyramids LAW Law: The Fastest Gun in the West Law: Expensive Time ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Theater: Lo and Hum as Ho and Hum (Theater) Cinema: The New Hollywood: Dead or Alive? (Cinema) Music: Viva Verdi! Viva Verdi! (Music) Show Business: The Long Way to Broadway (Show Business) Books: A Moral, Exportable Sleuth (Books) Excerpt: Books: Mar. 30, 1981 (Books / Excerpt) Books: Travelogue (Books) Fiction: Best Sellers: Mar. 30, 1981 (Books / Fiction) MILESTONES Milestones: Mar. 30, 1981 PEOPLE People: Mar. 30, 1981 TO OUR READERS A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 30, 1981 (A Letter From The Publisher) LETTERS Letters: Mar. 30, 1981 ESSAY Essay: Oops! How's That Again?