For a change, I am not the only one reviewing the Annual Meeting. The New York Times sent two correspondents. John Wilford solved the problem of so many lectures by writing about only one, a paper on the Hurrians. The paper’s religion correspondent Gustav Niebuhr solved the dilemma differently: “For the visitor who lacked a specialty, there was a problem. [The program book] described all the sessions and offered full-page maps on how to find them. But it offered no suggestions on what to attend. And the choice was truly daunting.”Niebuhr solved the problem by attending only sessions relating to what he called “contemporary American issues.” But he admits that he was able to attend only a “very small sample” even of this restricted category.