New Thinking About Poverty  

POOR SUPPORT: POVERTY IN THE AMERICAN FAM- ILY, by David T. Ellwood. New York: Basic Books, 1988. 271 pp. $19.95. When Charles Murray’s attack on the welfare system, Losing Ground, was published in 1984, it drew a great deal of …



The McNamara Incident at Harvard  

Last November, 800 Harvard students blocked the path of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, demanding that he consent to a public debate on Vietnam. The demonstrators thereby touched off a controversy on the tactics of confrontation, a controversy which continues …