A Letter from the Publisher: Sep. 14, 1981

Though the movement has become widely known as the New Right, the resurgence of conservative American politics draws much of its strength from some familiar—if not downright old-fashioned—values. For the three-man team that reported this week's cover story on conservative Senator Jesse Helms, the assignment involved a return to familiar ground as well. Atlanta Bureau Chief Joseph Boyce set out to reconstruct Helms' early political background by interviewing the Senator's friends and associates in the North Carolina capital of Raleigh and in Helms' boyhood home of Monroe. Boyce was well suited to...

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