LETTERS  

Editors: I read with great interest Lewis Coser’s article “The Hungarian Revolution Revisited,” [Summer, 1963], in which he wrote (referring to the beginning of the revolutionary…



In Defense of Spying  

Before World War II arms control agreements never involved national or international inspection systems; the great powers relied upon their own intelligence agencies to detect violations….



A Visit to Jackson, Miss  

This summer, with my family on a camping trip, I passed briefly through Jackson, Mississippi. I don’t want to write my impressions of that unhappy town, but to limit myself to telling of…



A Case Poorly Made  

The author of this book has a case to make. He argues that the “Palmer raids” and the Red scare of 1919-20 were not an aberration due to World War I and the Russian revolution. Rather,…





Democracy and Dictatorship in Modern Africa  

The people of the emerging nations, as Stanley Diamond has rightly said (“Modern Africa: the Pains of Independence,” DISSENT, Spring 1963), need our “humane insight, fraternal sympathy, and…



Our Men in Honduras  

On September 7, 1962, Thomas E. Sunderland, the President of the United Fruit Co., wrote an anxious letter to Edwin M. Martin, Assistant Secretary of State. Sunderland was upset about a piece…





Black Boys and Native Sons  

James Baldwin first came to the notice of the American literary public not through his own fiction but as author of an impassioned criticism of the conventional Negro novel. In 1949 he…





The UAW-Over the Top or Over the Hill?  

A: The union and the nation In the midst of the great organizing drive of the CIO, which was to culminate in the solid establishment of industrial unionism in the United States, John L. Lewis…



The Power of the March-and After  

The revolution is a serious one. Mr. Kennedy is trying to take the revolution out of the streets and put it in the courts. Listen, Mr. Kennedy! Listen, Mr. Congressman! Listen, fellow…



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