Letters  

Kudos for Abel Editor: Thank you for Lionel Abel. On an exacting day, when fire and brimstone rained down from heaven, rigorist judgment had stipulated for ten. But I believe the March–April issue of Dissent can be saved by just this …



Letters  

Problems of “Legitimacy” Editor: Michael Walzer is in error when he says, “The `Call to resist illegitimate authority’ is . . . misnamed. It is a call to resist the immoral acts of legitimate authorities.” I am astonished that he …



Letters  

Interventionism Again EDITOR: In his comment on discussions concerning the CIA (“Anti-Communism and the CIA,” May–June, 1967), Michael Walzer maintains that if one opposes secret CIA interference in Indian anti-Maoist politics, one must argue that a Maoist victory is either …





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Summer 1963  

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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 …



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