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Are We a Nation? An Argument for "Trans-America"
Dissent, Summer 1995, pp. 355-362
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                                                                                          Winter 1995 Issue = 27 Articles
                                                                                          1. Editor's Page by Mitchell Cohen, pp. 5-6
                                                                                          2. Why We Are in Haiti by George Packer, pp. 7-9
                                                                                          3. Anti-Inflation Fanaticism by Mark Levinson, pp. 10-11
                                                                                          4. Labor Reporting and the Baseball Strike by Sean Wilentz, pp. 12-14
                                                                                          5. Feminists at the Cairo Population Conference by Susannah Heschel, pp. 15-17
                                                                                          6. Politics in Central and Eastern Europe by Mitchell Cohen, pp. 18-28
                                                                                          7. Mexican Democracy by Jonathan Fox and Luis Hernandez, pp. 29-34
                                                                                          8. The Politics of Rescue by Michael Walzer, pp. 35-41
                                                                                          9. Why Intellectual Conservation Died by Michael Lind, pp. 42-47
                                                                                          10. The Reasonable Woman by Kathryn Abrams, pp. 48-54
                                                                                          11. Movements and Campaigns by Richard Rorty, pp. 55-60
                                                                                          12. Resistance to White Supremacy by George M. Fredrickson, pp. 61-70
                                                                                          13. The Old Welfare State in the New Age of Competition by Joanne Barkan, pp. 71-76
                                                                                          14. Full Employment by Claus Offe, pp. 77-81
                                                                                          15. Market Socialism in the East by Thomas E. Weisskopf, pp. 82-88
                                                                                          16. Culturalism by David Bromwich, pp. 89-102
                                                                                          17.  ---  by Charles Taylor and Michael Walzer, pp. 103-106
                                                                                          18. Rose Laub Coser by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, pp. 107-108
                                                                                          19.  ---  by Dennis Wrong, p. 109
                                                                                          20. A Tribute to Ferenc Feher by Andrew Arato, pp. 110-111
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                                                                                            Layers of Paradox by David Bradley, pp. 112-119 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. Colored People: A Memoir by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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                                                                                            Roots of Fascism by Richard Wolin, pp. 120-123 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. The Birth of Fascist Ideology by Zeev Sternhell, Mario Szajder, and Maia Asheri
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                                                                                            Illuminating a Cultural Mood by Josephine Woll, pp. 124-126 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. Modernism and Revolution by Victor Erlich
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                                                                                            Conscience and Culture by Dennis Wrong, pp. 127-129 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. The Moral Sense by James Q. Wilson
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                                                                                            Misunderstanding Nationaism by Will Kymlicka, pp. 130-137 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                            1. Blood and Belonging by Michael Ignatieff
                                                                                            2. The Wrath of Nations by William Pfaff
                                                                                            3. Liberal Nationalism by Yael Tamir
                                                                                            4. Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity by Liah Greenfeld
                                                                                          26. Letters, pp. 138-143
                                                                                          27. The Last Page by Nicolaus Mills, pp. 144-146
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                                                                                          Spring 1995 Issue = 37 Articles
                                                                                          1. Editor's Page, pp. 147-148
                                                                                          2. American Populism by Sean Wilentz, pp. 149-152
                                                                                          3. Democrats' Identity Crisis by Harold Meyerson, pp. 153-157
                                                                                          4. Feminism after the Fall Elections by Heidi Hartmann, pp. 158-159
                                                                                          5. Talk Radio and the Left by Jon Wiener, pp. 160-163
                                                                                          6. The Right's Choice of Words by David Bromwich, pp. 164-166
                                                                                          7. Orphans and Republicans by Deborah Epstein Nord, pp. 167-168
                                                                                          8. Mexico as Clinton's Vietnam by Jeff Faux, pp. 169-173
                                                                                          9. The Latest Version of the Christian Right by Leo P. Ribuffo, pp. 174-175
                                                                                          10. The Republicans' Economic Agenda by Mark Levinson, pp. 176-178
                                                                                          11. Labor's Troubles by Jo-Ann Mort, pp. 179-181
                                                                                          12. Hard Questions for the Left by Charles Knight, pp. 182-183
                                                                                          13. Going Local by Jeffrey C. Isaac, pp. 184-188
                                                                                          14. The Death Knells for Affirmative Action by Nicolaus Mills, pp. 189-192
                                                                                          15. Lessons from the Bosnian War by Bogdan Denitch, pp. 193-194
                                                                                          16. The Prospects for a Pacific Century by Daniel Bell, pp. 195-201
                                                                                          17. Democracy in Brazil by Albert O. Hirschman, pp. 202-203
                                                                                          18. Germany's Postcommunists by Anson Rabinbach, pp. 204-206
                                                                                          19. Cuba and Its Exiles by Roman de la Campa, pp. 207-210
                                                                                          20. The War against Welfare by Evelyn Z. Brodkin, pp. 211-220
                                                                                          21. Racial Politics and the Clinton-Guinier Episode by David Plotke, pp. 221-235
                                                                                          22. Freud on Trial by Eugene Goodheart, pp. 236-243
                                                                                          23. Communist Breakdown, Social Democratic Paralysis by Robert V. Daniels, pp. 244-248
                                                                                          24. Simple Truths about the Politics of Unemployment by Thomas Nowotny, pp. 249-253
                                                                                          25. Socialism as a Regulative Idea by Mitchell Cohen, pp. 254-257
                                                                                          26. Some Flowers (for Irving Howe) by Stanley Moss, p. 258
                                                                                          27. Critical Revisions by Paula Fox, pp. 259-262
                                                                                          28. Issue with Richard Rorty by Steven Lukes, p. 263
                                                                                          29. Response by Richard Rorty, pp. 264-265
                                                                                          30. Technology and the Prospects for Democracy by Baruch Knei-Paz, pp. 266-268
                                                                                          31. Television and Role Models by Brian Morton, pp. 269-272
                                                                                          32. Democratic Culture by Oliver Conant, pp. 273-275
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                                                                                            The Conservative Mind by George M. Fredrickson, pp. 276-279 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. The Southern Tradition by Eugene D. Genovese
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                                                                                            An Opinionated Woman by Christine Stansell, pp. 280-282 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. Reasonable Creatures by Katha Pollitt
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                                                                                            Learning in America by Alan Ryan, pp. 283-285 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. Dogmatic Wisdom by Russell Jacoby
                                                                                          36. Letters, pp. 286-287
                                                                                          37. The Last Page by Paul Berman, pp. 288-290
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                                                                                          Summer 1995 Issue = 31 Articles
                                                                                          1. Editor's Page by Mitchell Cohen, pp. 291-292
                                                                                          2. Race, Celebrity, and Intellectuals by Sean Wilentz, pp. 293-298
                                                                                          3. Television and Conservative Politics by Jeffrey Scheuer, pp. 299-300
                                                                                          4. George Pataki as a Postmodern Figure by Frank Hearn, pp. 301-302
                                                                                          5. The British Labor Party by Peter Mandler, pp. 303-306
                                                                                          6. Russian Reform by Robert V. Daniels, pp. 307-312
                                                                                          7. Nationalism and Eastern Europe by Andre Liebich, pp. 313-317
                                                                                          8. Democracy, Romanian Style by Vladimir Tismaneanu, pp. 318-320
                                                                                          9. 50 Years after Hiroshima by Jean Bethke Elshtain, pp. 321-322
                                                                                          10.  ---  by John Rawls, pp. 323-327
                                                                                          11.  ---  by Ronald Takaki, pp. 328-329
                                                                                          12.  ---  by Michael Walzer, pp. 330-332
                                                                                          13. Modernism and Human Rights Near the Millennium by Marshall Berman, pp. 333-341
                                                                                          14. Alchemy or Fool's Gold? Assessing Feminist Doubts about Rights by Elizabeth Kiss, pp. 342-347
                                                                                          15. Against Government by David Plotke, pp. 348-354
                                                                                          16. Are We a Nation? An Argument for "Trans-America" by Michael Lind, pp. 355-362
                                                                                          17. Criminalizing the Rights of Labor by David Brody, pp. 363-367
                                                                                          18. Paradoxes of Black American Leadership by Martin Kilson, pp. 368-372
                                                                                          19. Globalization and Democracy by Ian Robinson, pp. 373-380
                                                                                          20. The Welfare State at Risk by H. Brand, pp. 381-388
                                                                                          21. How to Respond to the Christian Right by Peter Laarman and Leo Ribuffo, pp. 389-392
                                                                                          22. Gambling in America by George Packer, pp. 393-396
                                                                                          23. Savage Pleasures by Nicolaus Mills, pp. 397-400
                                                                                          24. Review Four Feminist Magazines by Debra Satz, pp. 401-406
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                                                                                            "A Whole World of Heroes" by George Scialabba, pp. 407-413 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. The Revolt of the Elites, and the Betrayal of Democracy by Christopher Lasch
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                                                                                            Cultural Fantasies by Stefan Collini, pp. 414-418 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. The De-Moralization of Society by Gertrude Himmelfarb
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                                                                                            Noam on the Range by Richard Wolin, pp. 419-422 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. World Orders Old and New by Noam Chomsky
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                                                                                            Horror and Responsibility by Bogdan Denitch, pp. 423-424 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West by David Rieff
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                                                                                            Socialism's Heirs by Norman Birnbaum, pp. 425-427 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. The German Left: Red, Green and Beyond by Andrei S. Markovits and Philip S. Gorski
                                                                                          30. Letters, pp. 428-431
                                                                                          31. The Last Page by Michael Walzer, pp. 432-434
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                                                                                          Fall 1995 Issue = 35 Articles
                                                                                          1. Editor's Page by Michael Walzer, pp. 435-436
                                                                                          2. The Republican Revolution by Mark Levinson, pp. 437-440
                                                                                          3. Why the Eagerness to Assault City University by Philip Kasinitz, pp. 441-443
                                                                                          4. Institutionalized Meanness by Murray Hausknecht, pp. 444-446
                                                                                          5. The Strange Death of Tory England by John Gray, pp. 447-452
                                                                                          6. The French Left after the Presidential Election by Joel Roman, pp. 453-454
                                                                                          7. European Environmental Policy by Stephen Tindale, pp. 455-457
                                                                                          8. Finds Potemkin Villages in Pyongyang by Marc Epstein, pp. 458-460
                                                                                          9. Affirmative Action by Joanne Barkan, pp. 461-462
                                                                                          10.  ---  by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, pp. 463-464
                                                                                          11.  ---  by Andrew Hacker, pp. 465-466
                                                                                          12.  ---  by Virginia Held, pp. 467-468
                                                                                          13.  ---  by Martin Kilson, p. 469
                                                                                          14.  ---  by Michael Lind, pp. 470-471
                                                                                          15.  ---  by Nicolaus Mills, p. 472
                                                                                          16.  ---  by Richard Rodriguez, pp. 473-474
                                                                                          17.  ---  by Jerry Watts, pp. 475-476
                                                                                          18. Toward a Chinese Feminism by Lin Chun, pp. 477-485
                                                                                          19. The Demonization of Political Correctness by Todd Gitlin, pp. 486-497
                                                                                          20. The End of Politics and the Rise of the Radical Right by Chantal Mouffe, pp. 498-502
                                                                                          21. Freedom for Technology! by Ulrich Beck, pp. 503-507
                                                                                          22. The Wonderful Woman on the Pavement by Margaret Morganroth Gullette, pp. 508-514
                                                                                          23. Oscar Wild's Socialism by Christopher Hitchens, pp. 515-520
                                                                                          24. Race and the Democratic Process by Lani Guinier and David Plotke, pp. 521-529
                                                                                          25. Freud by Frederick Crews and Eugene Goodheart, pp. 530-532
                                                                                          26. Bureaucracy and Markets by Benjamin Ross, pp. 533-535
                                                                                          27. Guns and Women by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, p. 536
                                                                                          28. The Second Locarno Conference by Michael Walzer, pp. 537-538
                                                                                          29. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring by Yaakov Garb, pp. 539-545
                                                                                          30. George Eckstein, p. 546
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                                                                                            Living by Ideas by George Scialabba, pp. 547-549 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. Against the Grain by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball
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                                                                                            After Long Silence by Stanley Hoffmann, pp. 550-552 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. In Retrospect by Robert S. McNamara and Brian VanDeMark
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                                                                                            Eco-Denial by David W. Orr, pp. 553-555 - 1 Review
                                                                                            1. A Moment on the Earth by Gregg Easterbrook
                                                                                          34. Letters, pp. 556-559
                                                                                          35. The Last Page by Jo-Ann Mort, pp. 560-562
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