Paul Goodman Replies  

I don’t want to answer Mike Walzer in any detail, since much of what he says by way of criticism I also strongly affirm in my book—he is not a close reader. Perhaps I write too much in the old …



Universities and Intellectuals  

Schools reflect a culture; they do not transform it—Unsigned review, The New Yorker, November 16, 1963. A university should not be a weather vane, responsive to every variation of popular whim. Universities must at times give society, not what society …



My Kaduchas And Yours  

In a recent issue of Commentary, Norman Podhoretz published an article called “My Negro Problem—and Ours.” In it he told about the time a bunch of Negro kids clobbered him when he was a little boy in Brownsville, and how …



Herman Kahn: Ideologist of Military Strategy  

How to govern military technology—which potential weapons should have priority in development, what should be the “mix” of weapons in the military arsenal—and how to relate military strategy to foreign policy have become awesome problems in the nuclear age. Since …



The U.N.’s 17th Assembly  

Wednesday, the 24th October, was “United Nations Day” when every year one nation provides an artistic entertainment for the delegates. This year, it was the Russians’ turn; since morning the place had been swarming with coat-tailed members of the Leningrad …



Cuba: Triumph or Tragedy?  

The fan-magazine treatment of the handful of men in the President’s kitchen cabinet who steered the nation through the crisis of the Cuban blockade has become embarrassing. Washington had already become the Hollywood of the upper middle class, and fashion …



The Prosecution of U.S. Communists  

With the fatality of opportunism, the government is pursuing its prosecution of the Communist Party under the McCarran Act of 1950. After 12 years of harassment, it is now within striking distance and may again succeed — some triumph! —in …



No More Cousin Toms  

“The sentiment of organized labor in the country is decidedly in favor of maintaining and encouraging the recognition of equality between colored and white workers….” “…to the union of the trade belongs absolute jurisdiction on all matters connected with the …



India: A Time of Danger and Decision  

The plight of democratic India has aroused little compassion in America. If it is accurate to say that the Administration has handled the Indian crisis admirably—not too much pressure on the Nehru government, no moralizing, a restrained effort to create …