Marxism: Criticism and/or Action  

Y e have to go back to the witch doctors or the Shakespeare of Hamlet or Macbeth to reach a world in which specters, abstract beings, names come to life, “objective powers” play so large a part as they do …





Prediction  

If N beats K Or K beats N The electorate is bound to win The blessings of a four-year grin, A tusky joy—from film and page Teeth meet the issues of the age. Hail, autumn sun, by whose bleaching grows …



Twilight of the Intellectuals  

Much of the potency of contemporary attacks on socialism lies not in the points they score against Marx’s ideas—since these points when valid could be made equally well, and often have been, by Marxists themselves—but in the fact that all …



Pop Culture and Kitsch Criticism  

Mass Culture, compiled by Bernard Rosenberg and David Manning White, is the first book that has ever tempted me to apply the reviewer’s cliche, “definitive.” The theoretical, historical, statistical, cultural, anthropological, depth-analytical, polemical, prophetical articles in it on TV, the …



The Coming Economic Collapse  

My friend S, a renowned Austrian economist, banking expert and financial ambassador (if there is such a title), insists that the U.S. is dashing toward economic disaster through overproduction and inflation. “How much longer,” he demands, “can we go on …