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Twenty-Five Years of Dissent
An American Tradition

Edited By

Irving Howe

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ISBN 9781032045528
March 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1979, is a representative sample of some of the best articles that have appeared in DISSENT, the American democratic socialist quarterly. They provide a two-sided view of political and social action with the democratic society of the USA.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Visions of the Future  1. What Socialists Would Do in America – If They Could Michael Harrington  2. Three Economic Models: Capitalism, the Welfare State and Socialism Henry M. Pachter  3. Roots of the Socialist Dilemma Robert L. Heilbroner  4. Socialism and Liberalism: Articles of Conciliation? Irving Howe  Part 2. America in Turmoil  5. The Devolution of Democracy Paul Goodman  6. ‘Middle-Class’ Workers and the New Politics Brendan Sexton  7. Women – Terms of Liberation Alice S. Rossi  8. The Agonies of Black Militancy Jervis Anderson  9. The Counterculture: Tranquilizer or Revolutionary Ideology? Jesse Pitts  10. Death Warrant for the Cities? David M. Muchnick  11. On ‘the Culture of Shiftlessness’ Chandler Davidson  12. Ghosts of Vietnam Theodore Draper  13. The Commune as Perverse Utopia Rose L. Coser and Lewis Coser  Part 3. Ideas on Politics and Culture  14. Marxism: Criticism and/or Action Harold Rosenberg  15. The Idea of ‘Community’: a Critique Dennis H. Wrong  16. Pure Tolerance David Spitz  17. Requiem for Utopia Erazim V. Kohak  18. In Defence of Equality Michael Walzer  19. Twilight of Revolution Octavio Paz  20. Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago: Part II Roy Medvedev  21. ‘All That is Solid Melts into Air’ Marshall Berman  Part 4. Short Subjects  22. Prosperity – And Then What? Ignazio Silone  23. Blood Orange, or Violence in the Movies David Bromwich  24. The Russian Revolution Revisited Stanley Plastrik  25. Dreams and Nightmares Joseph Clark  26. Metaphors of Life and Death Murray Hausknecht

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