Constitutional Democracy Colloquium  

That George W. Bush’s administration would pose a danger to basic liberties was clear as soon as we saw the brown-shirt methods and state action to disenfranchise voters in Florida and the selection of John Ashcroft as attorney general. Subsequent …





Symposium  

I must admit that I felt ambivalent about responding to these questions. My ambivalence derives not from my attitude toward the history of Dissent, but from a certain discomfort with the way the questions have been formulated. It would be …



About Women and Rights  

That rights are controversial for women is neither a new nor an obvious idea. Although some of us would be quick to attribute only to men the view that women do not need equal rights, this would be misleading. How …



Dealing with the Nuclear Threat  

At first glance, George Kateb’s stirring plea for renewed moral reflection on the subject of human extinction seems utterly unobjectionable. The nuclear situation does create a radical discontinuity with the past: for the first time human extinction is conceivable not …





The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse  

Throughout his life, Herbert Marcuse endeavored to develop a theoretical analysis of the dynamics of contemporary capitalist society that would have practical relevance as well as explanatory value. Indeed, he was not entirely unsuccessful in this regard. The mutual attraction, …