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Dennis H. Wrong

Dennis H. Wrong

With certain issues raised by the presidential elections—but also with a broader context—in mind, COMMENTARY recently addressed the following questions to a group of American...

According to a current study of the politics of the “intellectual elites” in a number of countries, the four journals read most regularly by chairmen...

The Autonomy of History Social Change and History. by Robert A. Nisbet. Oxford University Press. 335 pp. $6.75. Robert Nisbet adopts in this book the same approach to intellectual...

Any thoughtful radical might at any time since the first decade of this century have chosen the melodramatic title Christopher Lasch has selected for his...

Most American sociologists believe in the ideal of an “open” society in which equality of opportunity generally prevails—and equality of opportunity means, of course, the...

In recent years the rapid growth of world population has come to loom as one of the great problems of the age. Vivid and ominous...

Re-Imagining Society Utopia and its Enemies. by George Kateb. Free Press. 244 pp. $5.50. Although world-wide change is wiping the slate clean for us, we seem paralyzed and incapable...

From the very beginning of the crisis over the Soviet missiles in Cuba, the Kennedy administration drew a sharp line between its attitude toward the...

The Composition of the CP The Social Basis of American Communism. by Nathan Glazer. Harcourt, Brace & World. 244 pp. $5.50. What social groups contributed the most members to...

Now that Cuba has become a member of the Soviet bloc and Fidel Castro has proclaimed that he has for some time been a dedicated...

Theory and Practice Marxism: An Historical and Critical Study. By George Lichtheim. Praeger. 412 pp. $8.50. Not many of the scores of books on Marxism that have appeared in...

The Liberal Mood     The Futilitarian Society. By William J. Newman. George Braziller. 412 pp. $6.00. Shortly after the 1952 Presidential election, a reporter asked Senator Robert Taft if he...