How Digital Were My Computers?  

True enough the Ford people asked Walter Reuther how he was going to collect dues from those automata and Walter Reuther answered how are you going to sell them cars. It is also so that Newsweek said that the Ford …





No Time for Silence  

The Federation of Atomic Scientists has issued an appeal to the United Nations to investigate the danger that continued test explosions of the hydrogen bomb may result in unpredictable genetic damage to the human race. This appeal, which has been …



An Interview with Ignazio Silone  

Why do you write? To communicate.   And when you write, are you consciously partial to certain classes of readers? To the discontented ones, to men and women who are reflective.   What have your books to offer such people? …



Miscellany  

“Welcome to Freedom Village” Helen Mears MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the failure of the West to gain the “minds and hearts” of Asia. The major reason for this failure, however, is ignored: the extreme divergence of U. S. practice …



Among Ourselves  

This first issue of DISSENT contains 112 pages. We hope to stabilize the magazine at 96 pages each issue. To a large extent, the size will depend on the response we get from our readers. Though our life is now …



A Word to Our Readers  

The purpose of this new magazine is suggested by its name: to dissent from the bleak atmosphere of conformism that pervades the political and intellectual life of the United States; to dissent from the support of the status quo now …