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  1. The Abyss of Policy
    The Unthinkable Target
    The Nation, August 16, 1965, p. 74
  2. Books
    [+]
    After the foundations have crumbled (Review)
    Crossing the Postmodern Divide, by Albert Borgmann
    1. Crossing the Postmodern Divide by Albert Borgmann
    Commonweal, November 20, 1992, pp. 22-23
  3. The Agony of the American Left (1969)
    8 Reviews, 3 Readable
  4. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Alienation a la Mode (Review)
    The Dream of the Golden Mountains, by Malcolm Cowley
    1. The Dream of the Golden Mountains by Malcolm Cowley
    The Nation, July 5, 1980, p. 21
  5. Articles
    America Today
    An Exchange
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1975, pp. 361-373
  6. The American 80's
    Commentary, September 1990, pp. 23-24
  7. Books & the Arts
    American Between Covers
    Carey McWilliams
    The Nation, December 2, 1978, p. 615
  8. American Intervention in Siberia
    A Reinterpretation
    Political Science Quarterly, June 1962, pp. 205-223
  9. The American Liberals and the Russian Revolution (1962)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  10. The American right wing's false values
    The New Statesman, August 29, 1986, pp. 15-17
  11. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    America's Place in the Sun (Review)
    Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History, by Frederick Merk and Lois Bannister ...
    1. Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History by Frederick Merk and Lois Bannister Merk
    The Nation, June 22, 1963, pp. 530-531
  12. [+]
    Beyond Left and Right (Review)
    Why Americans Hate Politics, by E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    1. Why Americans Hate Politics by E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    Dissent, Fall 1991, pp. 587-589
  13. [+]
    Beyond Sentimentality (Review)
    Feminism Without Illusions, by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
    1. Feminism Without Illusions by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
    The New Republic, February 18, 1991, pp. 57-60
  14. [+]
    Book Notes (Review)
    American History: Recent Interpretations, by Abraham S. Eisenstadt
    1. American History: Recent Interpretations by Abraham S. Eisenstadt
    Political Science Quarterly, September 1962, p. 478
  15. [+]
    Can the Left Rise Again (5 Reviews)
    The Radical Probe, by Michael W. Miles
    1. The Radical Probe by Michael W. Miles
    2. Political Action by Michael Walzer
    3. Rules for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
    4. Reveille for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
    5. After the Revolution? by Robert A. Dahl
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1971, pp. 36-48
  16. [+]
    Chip of Fools (2 Reviews)
    The Second Self, by Sherry Turkle
    1. The Second Self by Sherry Turkle
    2. Turing's Man by J. David Bolter
    The New Republic, August 13, 1984, pp. 25-27
  17. Articles
    Conservatism against Itself
    First Things, April 1990, pp. 17-23
  18. Corrupt Sports
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1977, pp. 39-40
  19. The Corruption of Sports
    The New York Review of Books, April 28, 1977, pp. 24-30
  20. Criticism
    The Politics of Nostalgia
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1984, pp. 65-70
  21. Criticism
    Hillary Childton, Child Saver
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1992, pp. 74-83
  22. Articles: Special Feature
    The Cultural Cold War
    The Nation, September 11, 1967, pp. 198-212
  23. The Culture of Narcissism (1979)
    American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
    15 Reviews, 5 Readable
  24. The Degradation of Work and the Apotheosis of Art
    A humanist call to arms
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1984, pp. 40-45
  25. The Education and the University We Need Now
    The New York Review of Books, October 9, 1969, pp. 21-26
  26. [+]
    The Emotions of Family Life (Review)
    The Wish to Be Free, by Fred Weinstein and Gerald M. Platt
    1. The Wish to Be Free by Fred Weinstein and Gerald M. Platt
    The New York Review of Books, November 27, 1975, pp. 37-41
  27. Essay
    The Revolt of the Elites
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1994, pp. 39-49
  28. An Exchange on Freud and Women
    The New York Review of Books, December 12, 1974, pp. 50-52
  29. An Exchange on Post-Industrial Society
    The New York Review of Books, January 24, 1974, pp. 49-51
  30. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    The Explosion That Froze the World (Review)
    Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam, by Gar Alperovitz
    1. Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam by Gar Alperovitz
    The Nation, September 6, 1965, p. 123
  31. [+]
    The Family and History (7 Reviews)
    The American Family in Social-Historical Perspective, by Michael Gordon
    1. The American Family in Social-Historical Perspective by Michael Gordon
    2. The World We Have Lost by Peter Laslett
    3. World Revolution and Family Patterns by William J. Goode
    4. Household and Family in Past Times by Peter Laslett and Richard Wall
    5. The Family in History by Theodore K. Rabb and Robert I. Rotberg
    6. The Wish to Be Free by Fred Weinstein and Gerald M. Platt
    7. The Making of the Modern Family by Edward Shorter
    The New York Review of Books, November 13, 1975, pp. 33-38
  32. [+]
    Feminist Ideology (Review)
    The Better Half, by Andrew Sinclair
    1. The Better Half by Andrew Sinclair
    Commentary, April 1966, pp. 100-105
  33. [+]
    For Shame (5 Reviews)
    Shame and Pride, by Donald L. Nathanson
    1. Shame and Pride by Donald L. Nathanson
    2. No Place to Hide by Michael P. Nichols
    3. Shame: The Exposed Self by Michael Lewis
    4. Revolution From Within by Gloria Steinem
    5. The Mask of Shame by Leon Wurmser
    The New Republic, August 10, 1992, pp. 29-33
  34. Forum: Who Owes What to Whom?
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1991, pp. 43-54
  35. [+]
    Freud and Women (3 Reviews)
    Psychoanalysis and Feminism, by Juliet Mitchell
    1. Psychoanalysis and Feminism by Juliet Mitchell
    2. Women and Analysis by Jean Strouse
    3. Psychoanalysis and Women by Jean Baker Miller
    The New York Review of Books, October 3, 1974, pp. 12-16
  36. [+]
    General (Review)
    The Rise and Decline of Western Liberalism, by Anthony Arblaster
    1. The Rise and Decline of Western Liberalism by Anthony Arblaster
    The American Historical Review, June 1986, p. 635
  37. [+]
    General (Review)
    The Liberal Conspiracy, by Peter Coleman
    1. The Liberal Conspiracy by Peter Coleman
    The American Historical Review, April 1991, p. 486
  38. [+]
    Getting Out of Power (Review)
    People or Personnel, by Paul Goodman
    1. People or Personnel by Paul Goodman
    Commentary, November 1965, pp. 116-124
  39. [+]
    Gilligan's Island (Review)
    Meeting at the Crossroads, by Lyn Mikel Brown and Carol Gilligan
    1. Meeting at the Crossroads by Lyn Mikel Brown and Carol Gilligan
    The New Republic, December 7, 1992, pp. 34-38
  40. [+]
    The Good Old Days (Review)
    Facing Life, by Oscar Handlin and Mary F. Handlin
    1. Facing Life by Oscar Handlin and Mary F. Handlin
    The New York Review of Books, February 10, 1972, pp. 25-26
  41. [+]
    The Great American Variety Show (Review)
    America's Quest for the Ideal Self, by Peter Clecak
    1. America's Quest for the Ideal Self by Peter Clecak
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1984, pp. 36-39
  42. [+]
    Happy Endings (Review)
    New Rules, by Daniel Yankelovich
    1. New Rules by Daniel Yankelovich
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 1981, pp. 22-24
  43. Haven in a Heartless World (1977)
    The Family Besieged
    12 Reviews, 5 Readable
  44. [+]
    Here's Mud In Your Eye (Review)
    The Conscience of the Eye, by Richard Sennett
    1. The Conscience of the Eye by Richard Sennett
    Commonweal, May 17, 1991, pp. 336-337
  45. The Historian as Diplomat
    The Nation, November 24, 1962, p. 348
  46. II. On the New Cultural Conservatism
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1972, pp. 431-432
  47. [+]
    Inequality and Education (4 Reviews)
    Inequality, by Christopher Jencks
    1. Inequality by Christopher Jencks
    2. Class, Bureaucracy, and Schools by Michael B. Katz
    3. The Great School Legend by Colin Greer
    4. Education and the Rise of the Corporate State by Joel H. Spring
    The New York Review of Books, May 17, 1973, pp. 19-24
  48. Lasky-Lasch Exchange
    The Nation, October 2, 1967, p. 309
  49. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 5, 1968, pp. 50-52
  50. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 9, 1968, pp. 40-44
  51. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 12, 1968, pp. 42-44
  52. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 15, 1976, pp. 39-44
  53. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 1980, pp. 66-72
  54. Liberalism and Civic Virtue
    Telos, Summer 1991, pp. 57-68
  55. [+]
    Life in the Therapeutic State (3 Reviews)
    At Odds, by Carl N. Degler
    1. At Odds by Carl N. Degler
    2. The History of Sexuality, Vol. I by Michel Foucault
    3. The Policing of Families by Jacques Donzelot
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1980, pp. 24-31
  56. The Life of Kennedy's Death
    How the mythology of JFK's assassination sustains the mythology of his career
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1983, pp. 32-40
  57. [+]
    Malign Neglect (2 Reviews)
    Children Without Childhood, by Marie Winn
    1. Children Without Childhood by Marie Winn
    2. Our Endangered Children by Vance Packard
    The New Republic, August 8, 1983, pp. 32-33
  58. Marriage and Divorce
    Divorce and the Family in Ameica
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1966, pp. 57-61
  59. The Meaning of Vietnam: A Special Supplement
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1975, p. 28
  60. The Minimal Self (1984)
    Psychic Survival in Troubled Times
    9 Reviews, 2 Readable
  61. [+]
    The Mismeasure of Man (2 Reviews)
    The First Sexual Revolution, by Kevin White
    1. The First Sexual Revolution by Kevin White
    2. American Manhood by E. Anthony Rotundo
    The New Republic, April 19, 1993, pp. 30-34
  62. Modernism, Politics and Philip Rahv
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1980, pp. 183-194
  63. Books
    [+]
    The mysteries of attraction (Review)
    Esteem Enlivened by Desire, by Jean H. Hagstrum
    1. Esteem Enlivened by Desire by Jean H. Hagstrum
    Commonweal, February 26, 1993, pp. 22-23
  64. Narcissism and the Problem of "Morale"
    Telos, Summer 1980, pp. 122-126
  65. [+]
    The Narcissist Society (5 Reviews)
    Decadence, by Jim Hougan
    1. Decadence by Jim Hougan
    2. Growing (Up) at Thirty-Seven by Jerry Rubin
    3. Three Journeys by Paul Zweig
    4. The Awareness Trap by Edwin M. Schur
    5. Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism by Otto F. Kernberg
    The New York Review of Books, September 30, 1976, pp. 5-12
  66. Articles
    The Narcissistic Personality of Our Time
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1977, pp. 9-19
  67. The New Class Controversy
    Defining the class for which nothing is sacred
    Chronicles, June 1990, pp. 21-24
  68. New Curriculum for Teach-Ins
    The Nation, October 18, 1965, pp. 239-241
  69. The New Radicalism in America, 1889-1963 (1965)
    The Intellectual As a Social Type
    10 Reviews, 5 Readable
  70. On Richard Hofstadter
    The New York Review of Books, March 8, 1973, pp. 7-12
  71. On the Election II
    The New York Review of Books, November 2, 1972, pp. 6-7
  72. On Vietnam
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1965, pp. 630-631
  73. [+]
    Planned Obsolescence (Review)
    Passages, by Gail Sheehy
    1. Passages by Gail Sheehy
    The New York Review of Books, October 28, 1976, pp. 7-9
  74. [+]
    Populism, Socialism, & McGovernism (2 Reviews)
    A Populist Manifesto, by Jack Newfield and Jeff Greenfield
    1. A Populist Manifesto by Jack Newfield and Jeff Greenfield
    2. Socialism by Michael Harrington
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 1972, pp. 15-19
  75. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    A Profusion of Information (Review)
    Propaganda, by Jacques Ellul
    1. Propaganda by Jacques Ellul
    The Nation, April 4, 1966, p. 397
  76. Readings
    'Traditional Values': Left, Right, and Wrong
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1986, pp. 13-15
  77. Readings
    Fraternalist Manifesto
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1987, pp. 17-19
  78. Readings
    The Lost Art of Political Argument
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1990, pp. 17-21
  79. [+]
    Reagan's Victims (Review)
    The New Politics of Old Values, by John Kenneth White
    1. The New Politics of Old Values by John Kenneth White
    The New York Review of Books, July 21, 1988, pp. 7-8
  80. Books Considered
    [+]
    Jazz: Horace Silver (Review)
    The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800, by Lawrence Stone
    1. The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800 by Lawrence Stone
    The New Republic, July 8, 1978, pp. 34-36
  81. [+]
    John Wayne's Strange Legacy: A Revisionist View (Review)
    The Shaping of a Behaviorist, by B.F. Skinner
    1. The Shaping of a Behaviorist by B.F. Skinner
    The New Republic, August 4, 1979, pp. 36-37
  82. Books Considered
    [+]
    Andrei Platonov: 1899-1951 (Review)
    On Becoming Carl Rogers, by Howard Kirschenbaum
    1. On Becoming Carl Rogers by Howard Kirschenbaum
    The New Republic, March 31, 1979, p. 30
  83. [+]
    Art: Picasso (Review)
    Conscience and Convenience, by David J. Rothman
    1. Conscience and Convenience by David J. Rothman
    The New Republic, June 14, 1980, p. 29
  84. The Revolt of the Elites, and the Betrayal of Democracy (1995)
    19 Reviews, 8 Readable
  85. [+]
    The Saving Remnant (Review)
    The Feeling Intellect, by Philip Rieff and Jonathan B. Imber
    1. The Feeling Intellect by Philip Rieff and Jonathan B. Imber
    The New Republic, November 19, 1990, pp. 32-35
  86. In Print
    [+]
    The Search for Meaning in a Narcissistic Age (Review)
    Habits of the Heart, by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, and William M. Sullivan, ...
    1. Habits of the Heart by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, and William M. Sullivan, ...
    In These Times, June 26, 1985, pp. 18-19
  87. [+]
    The Siege of the Family (Review)
    All Our Children, by Kenneth Keniston
    1. All Our Children by Kenneth Keniston
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1977, pp. 15-17
  88. Symposium: Prospects for American Radicalism
    New Politics, Spring 1969, pp. 6-8
  89. [+]
    Take Me to Your Leader (Review)
    The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, by Daniel Bell
    1. The Coming of Post-Industrial Society by Daniel Bell
    The New York Review of Books, October 18, 1973, pp. 63-66
  90. [+]
    Tried & Found Wanting (Review)
    The Culture of Contentment, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Culture of Contentment by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Commonweal, September 25, 1992, p. 25
  91. The True and Only Heaven (1991)
    Progress and Its Critics
    11 Reviews
  92. [+]
    United States (Review)
    The Powers That Be, by G. William. Domhoff
    1. The Powers That Be by G. William. Domhoff
    The American Historical Review, April 1980, p. 482
  93. [+]
    United States (Review)
    American Culture and Society Since the 1930s, by Christopher Brookeman
    1. American Culture and Society Since the 1930s by Christopher Brookeman
    The American Historical Review, October 1986, p. 1013
  94. Books & the Arts
    What Shall a Moral Man Do?&R
    The Nation, November 28, 1966, pp. 581-585
  95. [+]
    What the Doctor Ordered (Review)
    The Making of the Modern Family, by Edward Shorter
    1. The Making of the Modern Family by Edward Shorter
    The New York Review of Books, December 11, 1975, pp. 50-53
  96. [+]
    Whatever Happened to Socialism? (3 Reviews)
    The Decline of Socialism in America, 1912-1925, by James Weinstein
    1. The Decline of Socialism in America, 1912-1925 by James Weinstein
    2. Critics of Society by T.B. Bottomore
    3. Writers and Partisans by James Burkhart Gilbert
    The New York Review of Books, September 12, 1968, pp. 14-22
  97. Where Do We Go from Here?
    The New York Review of Books, October 10, 1968, pp. 4-5
  98. [+]
    Why Progressives Lose (Review)
    Struggles for Justice, by Alan Dawley
    1. Struggles for Justice by Alan Dawley
    Commonweal, February 14, 1992, pp. 25-26
  99. Women and the Common Life (1997)
    Love, Marriage, and Feminism
    4 Reviews
  100. The World of Nations (1973)
    Reflections on American History, Politics, and Culture
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  101. No Items Found