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James Rorty

James Rorty

Since the late Huey Long departed this world in a blaze of ambiguous gunfire, our professional rabble-rousers have been a singularly untalented lot. To call...

A northerner traveling in the South soon learns not to embarrass his hosts by supposing that they really believe their popular social mythologies any more...

Abeaten and exhausted Confederacy fought its last battles in Prince Edward County in southern Virginia’s Black Belt. Ninety years later Prince Edward County became the...

I know your friend Jones thinks he’s doing me a big favor. But the fact is I can’t afford the time or the money for...

The McCarran-Walter Act having proved notoriously unjust and inadequate in coping with the problem of refugees from behind the Iron Curtain, the Refugee Relief Act...

Last month James Rorty narrated the ordeal of the American public library which, during the past few years, has been attacked and harassed by local...

It is not so many months since Mr. Eisenhower felt compelled to advise Americans, “Don’t join the book-burners!” In many communities libraries and librarians were...

When the Department of Agriculture, headed by Utah’s Ezra Benson, refused to give security clearance to Wolf Ladejinsky, architect of the Japanese land reform instituted...

Because the House Committee on Un-American Activities failed to give the notorious American neo-Nazi James A. Madole and the violently anti-Semitic Conde McGinley a chance...

What’s Senator McCarthy’s future now? Three days before the close of the special session of the Senate called to decide on the Watkins Committee charges...

Someone has called the momentous decision of the Supreme Court banning racial segregation in U. S. public schools the second “shot heard around the world.”...

After some years of relative quiescence, the anti-Semitic demagogue is once more astir in the land, peddling the same line of goods but in a...