Miscellany  

“Welcome to Freedom Village” Helen Mears MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the failure of the West to gain the “minds and hearts” of Asia. The major reason for this failure, however, is ignored: the extreme divergence of U. S. practice …





The Future of Russian Society  

The views of Isaac Deutscher, author of biographies of Stalin and Trotsky, on the future developments of Russian society have already occasioned much controversy. The article printed below presents what is perhaps the most systematic and concise exposition of his …



The Problem of American Power  

The uneven development of world economy has resulted in a disastrous split between the industrialized West • and primitive East; but it has also brought another split, at the moment quite as important, between the United States and its own …



The Age of the Informer  

Such is the nature of the operations of the Communist party that all evidence about its key work must necessarily come from informers—that is, from those who have seen it from the inside. As Burnham points out, the pejorative connotations …



Books  

CLASS, STATUS AND POWER: A READER IN SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. Edited by Reinhard Bendix and Seymour Lipset. The Free Press. Glencoe, Illinois. 725 pp. $6. Though designed as a college text, this book is so excellently done that it will interest …





Can Subsidies Save the Farmer?  

For the past eighty years the basic economic cause of agrarian movements in the U. S., as well as of government efforts to subsidize agriculture, has been the difference between prices received and prices paid by the farmer. None of …





Stevenson and the Intellectuals  

For American radicals these are not times of easy political choice. They are all the more difficult if we continue to think in terms of elections, candidates and parties. Raised, as most of us have been, in a tradition of …



Imperialism and the Quest for New Ideas  

Political thinking, like merchandising, has its fashions. As Detroit car producers feel that to sell cars new models must be introduced each year, so political theorists have lately felt that to understand the world and sell one’s ideas there must …



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