ALEXANDER, JOSEPHINE.America Through The Eye Of My Needle: Common Sense For The '80s. Dial Press, New York: 1981. 0803701942 / 9780803701946 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy but there are stains on the front cover. Josephine Alexander's only credentials as a social scientist are common sense, wisdom, and an affectionate tolerance for humankind, precisely the qualities that are in such short supply among our "leaders".