Politics Across the Country: New York  

A MID-SUMMER LOOK AT THE PROSPECTS for “new” or “radical” politics in the New York-New Jersey region produces mixed reactions. At one end of the political spectrum is a not very attractive candidate for governor of New York, Arthur Goldberg, …



Getting Democracy into General Motors  

BACK IN THE THIRTIES a small group of Marxists tried, unsuccessfully, to raise the slogan, “Open the Books!” as a way of compelling American giant corporations to disclose the true state of their financial dealings and holdings. It was done …



Thomas Jefferson and Black Rebellion  

LARGELY THANKS TO the writings of C. L. R. James, Ralph Korngold, and others, the great Haitian Negro revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouverture has in recent years become familiar to American students. In conventional American history texts, it is now even …



Confrontation in Pittsburgh  

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, as anyone knows who has tried to build himself even the tiniest summer place, is one of the most backward in the country. Obsolete building codes, “political peddling,” restrictive practices of builders and contractors, the practices of …















Political Regroupment in India  

On the eve of India’s recent election (February, 1967) the fourth national election since independence in 1947, the Delhi correspondent of the London Times sent home two alarming dispatches. In one he announced the end of India’s parliamentary democracy, predicting …