This special issue of the Times Book Review focused on many facets of the political spectrum—from party politics to 60s radicalism to racial pandering. Since the subject matter was so broad, the cover illustration depicts a many-striped American flag, complexly winding around itself. Interior spot illustrations accompanied specific reviews including: playing the “race card,” a wake up call for conservatives, an aging radical lets go of the past, religion and the Democratic party. Art Director: Nicholas Blechman