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Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell

Never, perhaps, has criticism of the state of Israel by American Jews been so open, so widespread, and so bitter as it is today. Some of...

Each decade—we think now of decades or generations as the units of social time—has its hallmarks. That of the 1960’s was a political and cultural...

The following exchange was occasioned by Henry David Aiken's article, “The Revolt Against Ideology,” which appeared in the April COMMENTARY. Daniel Bell is professor of...

The Ethnic Group Beyond the Melting Pot. by Nathan Glazer and Daniel P. Moynihan. Joint Publication of M.I.T. and Harvard University Presses. 360 pp. $5.95. It was Israel Zangwill,...

A persistent fear worried Jews of the early Diasporas and of Hellenistic times: the fear that a child of theirs might grow up to be...

Daniel Bell’s article “The Subversion of Collective Bargaining” in the March issue reflects the disillusionment with the labor movement expressed by an increasing number of...

Unhappy is a society that has run out of words to describe what is going on. So Thurman Arnold observed in connection with the language...

The sense of a radical dehumanization of life which has accompanied events of the past several decades has given rise to the theory of “mass...

In Nathan Leites’s monumental volume A Study of Bolshevism (The Free Press, 639 pp., $6.50), an effort is made, through the insights of psychoanalysis, as...

J. K. Galbraith’s American Capitalism, published earlier this year, is the most important of a number of efforts to take a new look at that...

Pins and Needles, Sweat and Tears Jewish Labor in the USA: 1882-1914. by Melech Epstein. Published by the Trade Union Sponsoring Committee. 22-24 West 38th Street, New York....

Has America a Ruling Class? Strategy for Liberals: The Politics of the Mixed Economy. by Irwin Ross. Harper. 211 Pp. $3.00.   It is a singular commentary on the state...