Magazine February 9, 2009, Issue

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If there is no hope for HELP! then alas, we shall have to adapt to Change

Someone HELP! this Child

I am so sad that HELP! is a casualty of your superb new format. My ten-year old son adores HELP!, and it has been a springboard for our discussions of current events for several years.

He read the table of contents for your last issue in disbelief, asked “Mom! Where’s HELP!?” and then determinedly and futilely leafed through the issue page by page before slumping, resigned, at the kitchen table. Pretty dramatic, no? This is a kid who grabs NR out of the mail pile before I even know it’s there.

If there is no hope for HELP! then

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