Responses: Randall Kennedy  

I agree with Michael Tomasky that public safety is an essential public good, that there is no good reason for the left to cede to the right the law-and-order issue, that poor people have a special need for effective law …



On Racial Integration  

The historian Oscar Handlin noted in 1965 that the “attention [of the civil rights movement] has been so narrowly focused on tactical issues that there has been no time to consider ultimate goals.” He warned that “[i]n the absence of …



Class and Race in Black America  

PROTEST, POLITICS, AND PROSPERITY: BLACK AMERICANS AND WHITE INSTITUTIONS, 1940-1975, by Dorothy K. Newman, William J. Kruvant, Nancy J. Amidei, Barbara L. Carter, Dawn Day, Jack S. Russell. New York: Pantheon. 348 pp. Hardcover, $15.95. Paper, $4.95. THE DECLINING SIGNIFICANCE …