Schadenfreude  

My German dictionary says that Schadenfreude is a feeling of malicious delight in the discomfort of others. The element of Schadenfreude was especially strong in the recent sad election, especially among some of our liberal friends. And almost all of …



Jayaprakash Narayan 1903-1979  

The death of Jayaprakash Narayan—known to his compatriots and throughout the world simply as JP —brings to an end a life that spanned every important event in 50 years of Indian history, ranging from the struggle for independence to the …



On Politics and Character  

Before Tom Hayden’s unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic senatorial nomination in California is quite forgotten, a comment is in order. Running against an ineffectual opponent, Hayden received 1.2 million votes, an impressive showing. Many of the things he said during …



Slaughterhouse in Indonesia  

Indonesia is passing through a period which could lead to its disintegration as a nation. The standing of its new military government and its leader Bung Karno has dropped to zero. The admitted slaughter of 87,000 Communists (according to Sukarno) …



India’s General Elections  

To judge by the American press, one would think the third general election of independent India began and ended with the story of Krishna Menon! The moment his victory became clear, the press lost further interest and to this day …



The Ordeal of Henry J.  

On the morning of his scheduled hearing before the Security and Subversive Control Board of the government department in which he worked, Henry J. awoke with a start. His mouth felt dry. He picked up the letter from the Chief …



Work in Progress  

G. D. H. Cole has undertaken the exceptionally difficult task of preparing a general history of socialist thought as distinguished from a history of the socialist movement. This work, to run to four volumes when complete, is presently at the …



British Labor’s Defeat  

The British elections have created only a faint stir. For once, the expected took place largely as expected. A million and a half voters who in 1945 had supported the Labor Party simply abstained from the ballot, thus allowing the …