MANNERS & MORALS: The Art of Lifemanship

MANNERS & MORALS

Many a man has been cornered at bar rail or cocktail table by an expert, and felt his eyes glazing and his mind wandering desperately like a white mouse in an empty cakebox. In the current Atlantic Monthly, Stephen Potter, a BBC director and father of Gamesmanship ("The Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating"—TIME, Sept. 6), offered such defensive citizens the art of Lifemanship.

"There is no finer spectacle," wrote Potter, "than the sight of the good Lifeman, so ignorant that he can scarcely spell the simplest word, making...

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