The First Ten Years  

This magazine was begun in the hope that it would survive at least a year. It has lasted ten. And it is going stronger than ever. Our paid circulation is at the highest point since we began;…



A Few Words of Greeting  

It has been a great achievement to have kept DISSENT going in this country these ten confused and difficult years. I can say this and applaud the value of our magazine in all humility, since…



Contra: In Loco Parentis  

Several years ago, a number of students at Southern University in Baton Rouge were expelled for demonstrating against local segregation practices. In his letter of expulsion, President Feltin Clark invoked Rule 16 in the Southern University Student Handbook. The rule …



Problems of the Negro Movement  

Tom Kahn was assistant to Bayard Rustin in organizing the March on Washington, and previously helped organize Youth Marches for Integrated Schools in 1958 and 1959. An active participant in…



Contra: In Loco Parentis  

Several years ago, a number of students at Southern University in Baton Rouge were expelled for demonstrating against local segregation practices. In his letter of expulsion, President…



Toward a Technology of Teaching  

Factory workers who cringe under the Damocles’ sword of automation might take heart by considering the college professor. This hardy laborer in the mills of knowledge has survived no less…



Teaching Poetry in the Provinces  

. . Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of `facts’ they feel stuffed . . . `brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of…







The Professors in Washington  

I fear I may be writing even these fragmentary observations under false pretenses. In “A Quarterly of Socialist Opinion,” I am writing about Professors. But I am not a Socialist, and I am not…






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