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“OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGNIMARE IS OVER”:’ -PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD “114101111111111%,” -PROGRESSIVE No way is the nightmare over. Persistent unemployment and inflation, corporate ripoffs and political corruption, a bloated military budget while domestic programs are gutted, a Government that violates humah rights, tramples personal liberties, and commits crimes at home and abroad . . . . For millions, the American Dream is turning into an American nightmare. THE PROGRESSIVE asks the hard, fundamental questions. Every month. Why are we beset by an economy in perpetual crisis? Who wants to drag us into more Vietnams? How can we end the nightmare and restore the Dream? What needs to be done? “Our society cannot continue indefinitely to decay. It seems virtually certain that if the Left does not begin to give voice and direction to the growing anti-corporate anger, then a right-wing politician like Wallace will, through demagogic appeals to fear and uncertainty. It is a crucial time in which to work and build.” Harry Boyte “Prospectus for a New Party” in THE PROGRESSIVE “Though I desperately want to, I can not find any assurance that humanity has a future that we will exist ten, twenty, twenty-five years from now. One does not live with that kind of thought day in and day out. One puts it away, shuts it off, and tries to live some kind of normal life. But it is always in the background . . . .” George Wald “There Isn’t Much Time” in THE PROGRESSIVE “We are confronted by a lunatic process which propels itself, like a machine gone mad. The atom bomb of 1945 encourages a win syndrome in which the bomb is to create a Pax Americana; the nuclear win syndrome gathers a massive constituency, in finance, business, the Pentagon, science, government, even labor; that constituency is compelled to overwhelm its opponents by concocting a synthetic anti-communism; anticommunism offers the pretext for more armaments and for the ‘mad momentum’ in technology; technology spreads the illusion of power, and the illusion reinforces the win syndrome, so that the cycle continues on its own . . . “Every participant is sane, but all collectively are trapped in psychosis.” Sidney Lens “The Doomsday Strategy” in THE PROGRESSIVE r E FOR YES! Please send me 6 months of The Progressive for $5 FOR SOME ANSWERS 7 months for $5 if payment is enclosed. [1] I prefer 12 months for $10 L. “We must first understand that, at present, everything in the American empire is for sale: morality, the public interest, politicians. . . The travesty is that those who brought us the Indochina war and the arms race, the body counts and the smart bombs, that those who call corporate imperialism economic growth and who starve our society for private profit, have been able to come forward as men of gravitas and decency.” Marcus Raskin “The System Impeached” in THE PROGRESSIVE THE PROGRESSIVE provides answers. By asking the right questions. Fundamental changes are required. We offer no prepackaged panaceas, we subscribe to no tidy party line. But we do believe that when people have the information they need, they can find their way. We hope you’ll join us with a few questions of your own. For six months. For five dollars. And, for some answers. Name Address City State Zip PROGRESSIVE 404 W. Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703