Letters  

Puerto Ricans and Sentimentality Editors: I suppose if one were to total up the comments of Stanley Plastrik in his review of my book, Island in the City, [DISSENT, Spring 1959], the scales would be slightly more weighted on the …



Hospital Workers Knock at the Door  

Pinned on the basement walls of a temporary union headquarters during New York’s hospital strike last spring was a two-page, full color advertisement torn from Life magazine. It showed a gentleman of the New Leisure stretched in a hammock, drinking …



In Defense of the Fullback  

In the folklore of American liberalism, the only figures more maligned than the Rotary president and the real estate salesman are the fullback and the first baseman. There are certain unreasonable reasons why this should be; but because no one …





The Haunted Hall: I.W.W. of Fifty  

You don’t remember the Wobblies. You were too young. Or else not even born yet. There has never beeii anything like them, before or since. They called themselves materialisteconomists¬†but what they really were was a religion. They¬†were workstiffs and bindlebums …