The Use and Misuse of Land  

THE QUIET CRISIS, by Stewart L. Udall. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. GOD’S OWN JUNKYARD: THE PLANNED DETERIORATION OF AMERICA’S LANDSCAPE, by Peter Blake. Holt, Rinehart and Winston….



Of Labor and Its Friends  

THE STATE OF THE UNIONS, by Paul Jacobs. New York: Athe neum, 1963. xiii-1-303 pp. $5. LABOR TODAY: the Triumphs and Failures of Unionism in the United States, by B. J. Widick. Boston:…



A Guide to Economic Thinking  

MAIN CURRENTS IN MODERN ECONOMICS: ECONOMIC THOUGHT SINCE 1870, by Ben B. Seligman. New York: The Free Press. 1962. 887 pp., $11.75. Unemployment, automation, poverty, the gold drain,…



The Agony of Italian Socialism  

The Italian Socialist Party (PSI), after seventy almost unbroken years of political opposition, is now an organic part of the new government in Rome. Representatives of the country’s two…



South Bend: Tragedy at Studebaker  

The nine workers standing semicircle in the entranceway of UAW Local 5 in South Bend were neither angry nor dour. The full shock of their new status as permanent alumni of the Studebaker…



The Politics of Poverty  

A few short years ago it was widely assumed that poverty was declining in the U.S. Indeed, to think about the poor was to reveal an inability to overcome the “trauma of the 1930’s,” for the vast…



In Praise of Inconsistency  

In our January, 1963 issue we printed “The Priest and the Jester,” a brilliant essay by the young Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski who has become generally recognized as an intellectual…



The Unreason of State  

When, after hearing about a case of government corruption, police torture, or arbitrary arrest we in Europe call on the state to respect moral values, we forget that the most important…





Prosperity-And Then What?  

For our Tenth Anniversary Issue, the distinguished Italian writer, Ignazio Silone, has sent us a few pages from a lengthy essay upon which he is at present working. -En. It may seem strange…



Not All Black  

As if their burdens were not overwhelming enough, the leaders of the civil rights movement have had to face a central pessimism at the heart of the Negro revolution. Like his fellow whites…






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