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Irving Kristol

The following exchange was occasioned by Irving Kristol’s “Urban Civilization & Its Discontents” which appeared in July.  In an essay, “Common Sense about the ‘Urban Crisis’”...

It is in the nature of democratic countries that, sooner or later, all serious controversy—whether it be political, social, or economic—will involve an appeal to...

The following discussion between Irving Kristol and H. Stuart Hughes grew out of Mr. Hughes’s article in our March issue, “The Strategy of Deterrence—A Dissenting...

Last of the Whigs The Constitution of Liberty. by F. A. Hayek. University of Chicago Press. 570 pp. $7.50. It is generally forgotten that Edmund Burke and Adam Smith...

D-a-v-y Da-vy Crockett1   There is nothing quite like American humorous writing in the literature of other nations. Nowhere else is humor so central to the literary...

Our Boondoggling Democracy The Affluent Society. by John Kenneth Galbraith. Houghton Mifflin. 356 pp. $5.00.   Despite all the polysyllabic rhetoric about “social science,” about exploratory hypotheses and scrupulous verification...

Twentieth-Century America is perhaps the most egalitarian society the civilized world has ever seen, yet nowhere has there been so much solemn brooding over “class”...

Trivia and History by Irving Kristol The Crucial Decade: America 1945-1955. By Eric F. Goldman. Knopf. 298 pp. $4.00. “Strange,” Thomas Carlyle noted sarcastically apropos Mary Queen of...

Not One World by Irving Kristol American Politics in a Revolutionary World. By Chester Bowles. Harvard University Press. 131 pp. $2.25. We grow old, but we can hardly...

The Web of Realism The Web of Subversion: Underground Networks in the U. S. Government. by James Burnham. John Day. 248 pp. $3.75.   A few years back, the French...

The Philosophers’ Hidden Truth Persecution and The Art of Writing. by Leo Strauss. The Free Press. Glencoe, Illinois. 204 pp. $4.00.   “But this much I can say about all...

Two Varieties of Democracy The Rise of Totalitarian Democracy. by J. L. Talmon. Beacon Press. 366 pp. $4.00.   The problem of liberalism today is essentially the problem of a...