Prelude to Alienation  

Alienation is now itself an ideology. It is also a category into which many different kinds of experience are directed and in effect lost. Yet the basic emphasis, on an absence or loss of…



Freedom Wars in Georgia  

The paddy wagons stopped in the narrow Freedom Alley that runs behind the Albany, Georgia, jail. One of the cops ran ahead and unlocked the heavy metal door, and the others dragged us out and…







Last Chance in Vietnam  

Half the art of politics consists in timing. Programs cease to be relevant after a certain point; they matter only if applied at the appropriate moment. For years now both radical and…



The New York School Crisis  

UFT Official: Why is it we can get young people to volunteer for the Peace Corps to teach in Ghana, yet we can’t get them to teach in public schools in Harlem? Answer: Because in Ghana,…



A Window on Negro Intellectuals  

SOON, ONE MORNING. New Writing by American Negroes, 1940-1962. Edited by Herbert Hill. Alfred A. Knopf. 617 pp. $6.95. This collection should not be thought of as inclusive: one will…



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…




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