To the Right, March!: Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms is the New Right's righteous warrior, and his battle is nigh

COVER STORIES

Jesse Helms is the New Right's righteous warrior, and his battle is nigh

The classroom is homely and snug, barely 20 ft. square. In a corner on hangers, squeezed behind a cheap upright piano, hangs a row of blue choir robes. The 25 gentlemen of the Bunn Bible Class (average age about 70), file in smiling, touching each other gently. By 10 a.m. they have eased themselves into folding chairs, as have a cluster of wives and old friends' widows. Class President Adrian Newton grasps his Bible and introduces this Sunday's teacher: speaking on "Repentance and Restoration,"...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!