The Mind of the Left  

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN LEFT, by John Patrick Diggins. Norton, 1992. 288 pp. $22.95. John Diggins has written an irritating but provocative book. First, the annoyances: He calls the work a history of the left in the …



The Unions and the Church  

IN TRANSIT: THE TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION IN NEW YORK CITY, 1933-1966, by Joshua B. Freeman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. 434 pp. $34.95. WORKING-CLASS AMERICANISM: THE POLITICS OF LABOR IN A TEXTILE CITY, 1914-1960, by Gary Gerstle. Cambridge and …