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  1. [+]
    Academic Haves and Havenots (Review)
    Slums and Suburbs, by James Bryant Conant
    1. Slums and Suburbs by James Bryant Conant
    The New Republic, November 13, 1961, pp. 33-35
  2. The Academic Revolution (1968)
    6 Reviews
  3. Accomodating Whites
    The New Republic, April 16, 1966, pp. 19-22
  4. Anglophile Nonsense
    The New Republic, December 5, 1960, pp. 15-16
  5. Aptitudes vs. Achievement
    Should We Replace the SAT?
    The Public Interest, Spring 1982, pp. 21-35
  6. [+]
    Beyond the Five Senses (Review)
    The Vital Sense, by Hilda G. Heine
    1. The Vital Sense by Hilda G. Heine
    The New Republic, January 2, 1961, pp. 18-19
  7. The Black-White Test Score Gap (1998)
    1 Review
  8. The Black-White Test Score Gap
    Why It Persists and What Can Be Done
    The Brookings Review, Spring 1998, pp. 24-27
  9. Can We Put a Time Limit on Welfare?
    The American Prospect, Fall 1992, pp. 32-40
  10. Catholics and Our Schools
    The New Republic, March 19, 1962, pp. 21-24
  11. The Catholics and Their Colleges (I)
    The Public Interest, Spring 1967, pp. 79-101
  12. The Catholics and Their Colleges (II)
    The Public Interest, Summer 1967, pp. 49-73
  13. [+]
    College Gentlemen or Scholars? (Review)
    The Graduate School and the Decline of Liberal Education, by Earl J. McGrath
    1. The Graduate School and the Decline of Liberal Education by Earl J. McGrath
    The New Republic, February 15, 1960, p. 18
  14. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Controlling or Abolishing War (Review)
    The Limits of Defense, by Arthur I. Waskow
    1. The Limits of Defense by Arthur I. Waskow
    The New Republic, March 26, 1962, p. 23
  15. Books & Comment
    [+]
    The Cult of Efficiency (Review)
    The Rise of the Meritocracy, by Michael Dunlop Young
    1. The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Dunlop Young
    The New Republic, September 7, 1959, p. 18
  16. Deadly Neighborhoods
    The New Republic, June 13, 1988, pp. 23-30
  17. [+]
    Destiny's Tots (Review)
    Birth and Fortune, by Richard A. Easterlin
    1. Birth and Fortune by Richard A. Easterlin
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1981, pp. 30-32
  18. [+]
    Diets for Tiny Minds (Review)
    The Censors and the Schools, by Jack Nelson and Gene Roberts, Jr.
    1. The Censors and the Schools by Jack Nelson and Gene Roberts, Jr.
    The New Republic, May 4, 1963, pp. 30-31
  19. [+]
    Discrimination and Thomas Sowell (2 Reviews)
    Ethnic America, by Thomas Sowell
    1. Ethnic America by Thomas Sowell
    2. Markets and Minorities by Thomas Sowell
    The New York Review of Books, March 3, 1983, pp. 33-38
  20. Do Poor Women Have a Right to Bear Children?
    The American Prospect, Winter 1995, pp. 43-52
  21. Do we want to win the war on poverty? (Speaking Out)
    The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1965, pp. 10-17
  22. [+]
    Early Science & the Slave (2 Reviews)
    The Leopard's Spots, by William Stanton
    1. The Leopard's Spots by William Stanton
    2. Louis Agassiz: A Life in Science by Edward Lurie
    Commentary, May 1961, p. 452
  23. Education - What Next?
    The New Republic, October 16, 1965, pp. 21-23
  24. Education Vouchers
    The New Republic, July 4, 1970, pp. 19-21
  25. Education: Cultivating Greater Diversity
    The New Republic, November 7, 1964, pp. 33-40
  26. [+]
    Education: The Racial Gap (Review)
    Equality of Educational Opportunity, by James S. Coleman
    1. Equality of Educational Opportunity by James S. Coleman
    The New Republic, October 1, 1966, pp. 21-25
  27. The Election and the Future: A Symposium
    Lessons for Liberals
    The New York Review of Books, December 22, 1988, p. 21
  28. Ethnic America
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, June 16, 1983, pp. 47-50
  29. [+]
    Experiment in Bronxville (Review)
    Achievement in the College Years, by Lois B. Murphy and Esther Raushenbush
    1. Achievement in the College Years by Lois B. Murphy and Esther Raushenbush
    The New Republic, November 28, 1960, p. 29
  30. Fifteen and Counting...
    1990: Welfare Then and Now
    The American Prospect, June 2005, p. 26
  31. Five Myths About Your IQ
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1973, pp. 28-41
  32. Further Thoughts on Nuclear Pacifism
    The New Republic, March 20, 1961, pp. 11-12
  33. [+]
    Genes & Crime (2 Reviews)
    Crime and Human Nature, by James Q. Wilson and Richard J. Herrnstein
    1. Crime and Human Nature by James Q. Wilson and Richard J. Herrnstein
    2. Confronting Crime by Elliott Currie
    The New York Review of Books, February 12, 1987, pp. 33-40
  34. Genes and Crime
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, June 11, 1987, pp. 50-52
  35. A Government of the Black
    Ramparts Magazine, July 1966, pp. 51-54
  36. The Graduation Gap
    The American Prospect, November 2009, pp. 5-7
  37. The Hidden Paradox of Welfare Reform
    The American Prospect, May 1997, pp. 33-41
  38. The Hidden Prosperity of the 1970s
    The Public Interest, Fall 1984, pp. 37-61
  39. Hoffa on Trial
    The New Republic, December 22, 1962, pp. 11-12
  40. The Homeless (1994)
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  41. [+]
    The Homeless (6 Reviews)
    Over the Edge, by Martha R. Burt
    1. Over the Edge by Martha R. Burt
    2. Down and Out in America by Peter H. Rossi
    3. Down on Their Luck by David A. Snow and Leon Anderson
    4. The Mole People by Jennifer Toth
    5. Checkerboard Square by David Wagner
    6. Rude Awakenings by Richard W. White, Jr.
    The New York Review of Books, April 21, 1994, pp. 20-26
  42. [+]
    Housing the Homeless (5 Reviews)
    Over the Edge, by Martha R. Burt
    1. Over the Edge by Martha R. Burt
    2. A Place to Call Home by Paul A. Leonard
    3. Tell Them Who I Am by Elliot Liebow
    4. Down and Out in America by Peter H. Rossi
    5. New Homeless and Old by Charles Hoch and Robert A. Slayton
    The New York Review of Books, May 12, 1994, pp. 39-45
  43. [+]
    How Poor Are the Poor? (Review)
    Losing Ground, by Charles Murray
    1. Losing Ground by Charles Murray
    The New York Review of Books, May 9, 1985, pp. 41-48
  44. Inequality (1972)
    A Reassessment of the Effect of Family and Schooling in America
    12 Reviews, 4 Readable
  45. Is The Public School Obsolete?
    The Public Interest, Winter 1966, pp. 18-27
  46. Johnson vs. Poverty
    The New Republic, March 28, 1964, pp. 15-18
  47. LBJ's School Program
    The New Republic, February 6, 1965, pp. 17-20
  48. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 21, 1982, pp. 67-72
  49. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1983, pp. 59-64
  50. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 2006, pp. 72-80
  51. [+]
    Liebling's Wayward Press (Review)
    The Press, by A.J. Liebling
    1. The Press by A.J. Liebling
    The New Republic, January 29, 1962, p. 16
  52. Limits of the New Left
    The New Republic, October 21, 1967, pp. 19-21
  53. 'Losing Ground'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1985, p. 55
  54. The Low-Wage Puzzle
    The American Prospect, January 2004, pp. 35-37
  55. Magazines
    Segregating the Gifted
    The New Republic, April 25, 1964, pp. 26-27
  56. Medical Care for the Aged
    The New Republic, March 12, 1962, pp. 12-13
  57. Mississippi
    The New Republic, August 22, 1964, pp. 17-21
  58. Mississippi
    The New Republic, July 25, 1964, pp. 15-18
  59. Negotiations Now?
    The New Republic, October 7, 1967, pp. 19-23
  60. A New Breed of BA's
    The New Republic, October 23, 1965, pp. 17-21
  61. The New, Ideal Harvard man
    The New Republic, May 2, 1960, pp. 9-10
  62. The Next Thirty Years in the Colleges
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1961, pp. 121-128
  63. On Class in America
    The Public Interest, Winter 1968, pp. 65-85
  64. On the Making of Americans (1979)
    Essays in Honor of David Riesman
    1 Review
  65. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Our Miseducated Teachers (Review)
    The Miseducation of American Teachers, by James D. Koerner
    1. The Miseducation of American Teachers by James D. Koerner
    The New Republic, July 6, 1963, p. 21
  66. Our Unequal Democracy
    The American Prospect, June 2004, pp. 2-4
  67. [+]
    Paul Goodman's Anarchism (Review)
    The Community of Scholars, by Paul Goodman
    1. The Community of Scholars by Paul Goodman
    The New Republic, November 17, 1962, pp. 23-24
  68. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Paying for Better Education (Review)
    Taxes for the Schools, by Roger A. Freeman
    1. Taxes for the Schools by Roger A. Freeman
    The New Republic, January 30, 1961, pp. 17-19
  69. Paying for Education
    The New Republic, February 1, 1964, pp. 13-16
  70. [+]
    Platonism, Soviet Style (Review)
    The Politics of Soviet Education, by George Z.F. Bereday and Jaan Pennar
    1. The Politics of Soviet Education by George Z.F. Bereday and Jaan Pennar
    The New Republic, April 24, 1961, pp. 31-32
  71. Politics Is for Other People
    The New Republic, October 3, 1960, pp. 13-15
  72. [+]
    Professors and Pedagogues (2 Reviews)
    Innovation and Experiment in Education, by The Panel on Educational Research
    1. Innovation and Experiment in Education by The Panel on Educational Research
    2. The Uses of the University by Clark Kerr
    The New Republic, May 16, 1964, pp. 28-33
  73. The public schools are failing (Speaking Out)
    The Saturday Evening Post, April 23, 1966, pp. 14-21
  74. Readings
    What's Wrong With Welfare Reform
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1994, pp. 19-21
  75. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Reforming the Public Schools (Review)
    A Citizen's Manual for Public Schools, by Mortimer B. Smith
    1. A Citizen's Manual for Public Schools by Mortimer B. Smith
    The New Republic, April 25, 1960, p. 17
  76. Rethinking Social Policy (1992)
    Race, Poverty, and the Underclass
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  77. Schoolmaster Rickover
    The New Republic, March 2, 1963, pp. 14-16
  78. Education
    The Schools and Equal Opportunity
    The Saturday Review, September 16, 1972, pp. 37-42
  79. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Sex and the College Girl (Review)
    Sex and the College Girl, by Gael Greene
    1. Sex and the College Girl by Gael Greene
    The New Republic, April 4, 1964, pp. 18-20
  80. Slums and Schools
    The New Republic, September 10, 1962, pp. 19-22
  81. Slums and Schools---II
    The New Republic, September 17, 1962, pp. 13-16
  82. [+]
    Special Treatment for Blacks? (2 Reviews)
    Ethnic America, by Thomas Sowell
    1. Ethnic America by Thomas Sowell
    2. Markets and Minorities by Thomas Sowell
    The New York Review of Books, March 17, 1983, pp. 12-19
  83. [+]
    A Teachers' Revolution (Review)
    The Future of Public Education, by Myron Lieberman
    1. The Future of Public Education by Myron Lieberman
    The New Republic, January 25, 1960, pp. 19-20
  84. [+]
    Toward Public School Reform (Review)
    The Child, the Parent, and the State, by James Bryant Conant
    1. The Child, the Parent, and the State by James Bryant Conant
    The New Republic, November 9, 1959, p. 23
  85. The Unhealthy Aged
    The New Republic, February 5, 1962, pp. 17-19
  86. The Urban Underclass (1991)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  87. The Week
    No Star over Geneva
    The New Republic, December 29, 1962, p. 6
  88. The Week
    College Entrance Exams
    The New Republic, April 20, 1963, p. 7
  89. The Week
    Education Stalemate
    The New Republic, February 9, 1963, p. 6
  90. The Week
    Better Teachers
    The New Republic, January 12, 1963, p. 5
  91. Welfare Redux
    The American Prospect, March 2006, pp. 36-40
  92. What Color Is IQ
    The New Republic, September 6, 1969, pp. 25-29
  93. What Eichmann Started, We'll Finish
    The New Republic, December 25, 1961, p. 9
  94. What Will Happen If the Cry for Better Schools Fails?
    The New Republic, February 15, 1964, pp. 12-14
  95. Where Graduate Schools Fail
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1968, pp. 49-55
  96. Who Gets Ahead? (1979)
    The Determinants of Economic Success in America
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  97. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Who Gets Ahead? (Review)
    The American Occupational Structure, by Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan
    1. The American Occupational Structure by Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan
    The New Republic, April 20, 1968, pp. 31-35
  98. Who Should Control Education?
    Dissent, March 1966, pp. 145-163
  99. Why Bail Out the States?
    The New Republic, December 12, 1964, pp. 8-10
  100. Will Congress Pay for Education?
    The New Republic, January 11, 1964, pp. 11-14
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