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Martin Peretz

Martin Peretz

To commemorate Commentary’s sixtieth anniversary, and in an effort to advance discussion of the present American position in the world, the editors addressed the following...

A half-century has passed since the appear ance of Oriental Despotism, a majestic study by Karl A. Wittfogel written in the then still common genre...

Last month, we presented a debate between a supporter of Bill Clinton (Richard Schifter) and a supporter of George Bush (Thomas Sowell) on the question...

Psychoanalytic Radicals The Freudian Left. by Paul Robinson. Harper & Row. 252 pp. $5.95. Psychoanalysis, after years of bitter struggle, is by now securely established as part of the...

It is hard to imagine what would happen to the intellectual and moral style of the Left if radicalism ever became the dominant force in...