Letters  

On Modern Economics Editor: There are good reasons to criticize modern economics, but, unfortunately, Mark Kelman and Robert Lekachman do not employ them in their articles in the Summer 1973 issue of Dissent. [See Robert Lekachman, “The Conservative Drift in …



A Talk with Günter Grass  

MH: Let me raise a question, Günter—partly in terms of your critique of some aspects of the West German Ostpolitik—about the question of detente and of freedom in the Soviet Union. The three of us obviously are in favor of …



Letters  

The New Conservatives Editor: Although you were kind enough to invite me to do so, I have no wish to comment in detail on Rose Coser’s review of my book, The New Chastity; some sorts of criticism are discussable, but …



The Ethical Problems of Brain Manipulation  

Gaylin: The Institute has convened this conference to introduce the ethical and value issues into the technical discussions of psychosurgery and electrical brain stimulation. We would like to find out from those of you involved in these fields four kinds …



Letters  

More on Working-Class Authoritarianism Editor: A letter by S. M. Lipset in the Winter 1973 Dissent mentions some work of mine. He says that he “never understood what relevance Hamilton’s research on the correlates of opinion on war has to my …



 

Working-Class Authoritarianism Editor: I must confess that I become annoyed at the not infrequent efforts to refute my writings on “working-class authoritarianism” which attempt to do so by setting up a straw-man target in the form of propositions which either …



Letters  

Communists & the Miners Editor: Theodore Draper, whose self-esteem has risen with the passing years as he continues to receive the adulation of those whose criterion for scholarship is anti-Communism with footnotes, ridicules my assertion that the Trade Union Unity …



Letters  

Anti-Zionism Editor: As a new reader of Dissent I am interested in the inclusion of Walter Laqueur’s article (December 1971), “Zionism, the Marxist Critique, and the Left” in a journal “devoted to radical ideas and the values of socialism and democracy.” …



Short Subjects  

The Killings at Attica What, after all, can one tell the readers of Dissent about the ghastly events at Attica? That prison conditions are shameful throughout the country, driving convicts to desperation? That the authorities in these, as in other institutions, …



Short Subjects  

Rock Festival As Rip-Off At the Louisiana Rock Festival this summer, everything went wrong. About 100,000 young people turned up, in search of music, companionship, fresh air, and other things. What they found was an ill-organized racket. Some of the promised …



Short Subjects  

Behind the Revolt in East Pakistan Apart from basic differences in language, tradition, culture, and even the manner in which their common Islamic religion is practiced, the Urdu-speaking West Pakistanis and the Bengali-speaking East ex-Pakistanis have stood in an unhealthy …



Letters  

Einstein & the Bomb Editor: In his letter published in the May-June 1970 issue of your magazine, Professor Dennis H. Wrong asserts that Einstein “played a leading role in encouraging his fellow scientists to work for the Manhattan Project.” Professor …