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Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman

1. Statements in literary works are taken seriously and men of letters are invited to confer with experts as if they had something useful to contribute....

This essay by Paul Goodman is the fourth in a series dealing with the issues posed for the liberal voter by the 1968 Presidential election....

In principle, technology, the use of instruments, is a branch of moral philosophy, subject to the criteria of prudence, efficiency, simplicity, and so forth. I...

During Eisenhower's second administration, I wrote a book describing how hard it was for young people to grow up in the corporate institutions of American...

The recent closing of the Living Theater in New York for default on rent and taxes reminds us strongly of the plight of such enterprises...

In the almost excessive reporting and other coverage of the recent events in the South, there has been amazingly little mention of the momentous success...

When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is. When we treat him as if he already were what he...

The Relation between school and society has always been uneasy. The community of students and teachers is an instrument of society, but it is also...

The discussion we present this month grew out of Paul Goodman’s article, “Pornography, Art & Censorship,” which appeared in the March COMMENTARY. Richard Lichtman, who...

After a long spell of Marxian “scientific” realism and businessmen’s “hard-headed” realism, our social scientists have begun to praise “utopian thinking.” Since the war, the...

Present thinking about obscenity and pornography is wrongheaded and damaging. In order to protect vital liberties, the higher, more intellectual courts often stand out against...

In the present round of the century-old debate between Science and the Humanities, the humanities are a weak opponent. They are not sure of what...