Portrait of a Working-Class College  

In 1956 the University of Michigan entered into a partnership with the Flint Board of Education to establish a distribution outlet in Flint. The purpose of this cultural service…



The Unfamiliar Campus Southern Negro Students  

Note: Staughton Lynd teaches history at Spelman College in Atlanta. Roberta Yancy received her B.A. from Barnard College, then joined the Special Human Relations Staff of the National Student…



Veblen, Mills, and the Decline of Criticism  

If these are, as ever, times that try men’s souls, most academics will soon see to it that the trial is carried on at a safe distance from the American campus. And the consequences will be most…





The College as Rat-Race  

In 1950, 2,214,000 students were enrolled in American colleges and universities. By 1960 the total had grown to 3,570,000 and in the last academic year it was 4,207,000. Projections for 1970…



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 published in Partisan Review an essay called “Everybody’s …



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,…






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