From the Publisher: Oct 17 1988

I hope you have already read the letter from managing editor Henry Muller on the opening page of this issue. In it, he discusses the ideas behind the innovations you will notice as you read the magazine. Let me go one step further and describe some of the specific stories that illustrate these changes.

American Ideas introduces you to Sister Pearl Ceasar, a Roman Catholic nun in El Paso's Rio Grande Valley. Using the precepts developed by the late Saul Alinsky, a Chicago social activist, she is leading a campaign to bring drinking water to impoverished families along the Mexican border.


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