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Magnet, Myron

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Works: 18 works in 48 publications in 3 languages and 3,354 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Census 
Classifications: HN59, 305.5690973
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The dream and the nightmare : the sixties' legacy to the underclass by Myron Magnet ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time in the history of America, an entire group of people has been told that there is no hope for them, that society has so oppressed them that they are unable to climb the ladder of economic success and are so irretrievably mired in poverty that the state must and should support them. This group is today's underclass, overwhelmingly urban, dismayingly minority. Such a view has been imposed upon it by a mainstream culture whose reinterpretation of what a democracy should be is directly traceable to the thoughts and writings of the 1960s counterculture. In The Dream and the Nightmare, Myron Magnet shows how the influences of that decade have become accepted wisdom, adversely affecting the fabric of all American life but most egregiously harming the people who were presumably being helped. In replacing a blame-the-victim philosophy with an equally baleful you-are-the-victim litany, the Haves have denied the equality of the Have Nots and removed from them the feelings of responsibility and free will that are essential to achievement. Too often, these attempts to liberate the poor from their economic restraints were merely reflections of the instant gratifications and defiance of social conventions that characterized the do-your-own-thing mentality of the sixties, most readily seen in the sexual revolution and the counterculture's denunciation of traditional social values. Against this background, Magnet explores numerous seminal texts, from Norman Mailer's The White Negro to the writings of psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. How these ideas have pervaded our thinking about crime, the homeless, the mentally ill, welfare, and education provides a startling illustration about the directions roads take when they are paved with good intentions. Magnet carries the analysis right up to the present, showing how today's political correctness is only an intensification of the thinking that for thirty years has worsened the problems of poverty it promised to solve
Dickens and the social order by Myron Magnet ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The noble savage is a monstrous fiction. Man in his natural state is hardly man at all, but rather a warlike animal ruled entirely by his own aggressive and antisocial instincts. By restraining man's animal nature, civilization - and the public authority which is its distinguishing characteristic - makes the achievement of our true humanity possible. Furthermore, all manners and morals rest decisively on the quality of relationships between sons and fathers. While a civilized social order may come at the cost of diminished personal happiness, it nonetheless brings the decencies of law, peace, and prosperity within our reach." "This is the doctrine not of Freud, nor of Hobbes, but of Charles Dickens. So argues Myron Magnet in Dickens and the Social Order. Taking four books - Nicholas Nickelby, Barnaby Rudge, American Notes, and Martin Chuzzlewit - as constituting a distinct and critical state in the development of Dickens's social philosophy, Magnet shows that a surprisingly traditional worldview lies at the heart of Dickens's artistic achievement. He also contends that Dickens's essential conservatism is inextricably intertwined with the liberal reformism for which the great novelist is so well known."--BOOK JACKET
The Founders at home : the building of America, 1735-1817 by Myron Magnet ( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of America's Founding Fathers through their words and actions but also through the architectural treasures of the homes they built while they conspired to change the world
What makes charity work? : a century of public and private philanthropy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The millennial city : a new urban paradigm for 21st-century America ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern sex : liberation and its discontents ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The sexual revolution of the 1960s made a large promise: if we just let go of our inhibitions, we'll be happy and fulfilled. Yet sexual liberation has made us no happier and, if anything, less fulfilled. Why?" "The remarkable essays in Modern Sex tackle the question head-on. In moving and often eloquent detail, the authors show that sex today is increasingly mechanical and without commitment - a department of plumbing, hygiene, or athletics rather than a private sphere for the creation of human meaning. The result: legions of unhappy adults and confused teenagers deprived of their innocence, on their way not to maturity but to disillusionment."--BOOK JACKET
The millennial city U.S. foreign assistance by Myron Magnet ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dream and the nightmare by Myron Magnet ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Dream and the Nightmare, Myron Magnet argues that the radical transformation of American culture that took place in the 1960s has adversely affected the fabric of American life, particularly for the lower classes. The lifestyle experiments of the white middle class of the era produced often catastrophic changes in attitudes toward marriage and parenting, work ethic, and dependency in those at the bottom of the social ladder, closing down their exits to the middle class and most egregiously harming those who were presumably being helped. Surveying our current ways of thinking about crime, the homeless, the mentally ill, welfare, and education, Magnet paints a startling picture of the directions roads take when they are paved with good intentions
Meng xiang yu meng yan : liu shi nian dai gei xia ceng jie ji liu xia de yi chan by Myron Magnet ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computers : How to compete with IBM ( )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal computer makers are digesting a first-hand lesson. IBM, has already seized over a quarter of their market with the desktop machine it launched a scant 30 months ago.--SCAD summary
The Fortune 500. The dollar dampens the profit party ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Review of the performance of the 500 largest US industrial corporations in 1984.--SCAD summary
It's shape up or shake out in a shook-up world. The Service 500 Special Report ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performance of the 500 largest US Service Companies. Statistical data. (diversified service; Banking; Finance; Insurance; Retailing; Transportation; Utilities).--SCAD summary
America's new economy. How to manage in it. How to invest in it. Who will gain ( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 articles: America's economy. How to manage in it. How to invest in it. Who will gain. (Low interest rates, low oil prices, the weaker dollar and higher stock prices create a brighter outlook for American business but they ask for a shrewder, more cost-conscious management. In the low-inflation environment, the most important criterium for investment decisions is managerial excellence. The fortunes of both the rich and poor will improve, only the income of the old will grow slower than in recent years.)--SCAD summary
Ideas for urban governments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panelists discuss new social policy initiatives being applied in New York City and elsewhere to combat crime, improve education and reduce welfare
Behind the bad-news census by Myron Magnet ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Monticello's shadows : what Jefferson's fabled home reveals about the founding father's mind and heart by Myron Magnet ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Des services enfin efficaces. La révolution, vous dis-je! by Myron Magnet ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Découvrir les réserves de productivité dans les services publiques / apprendre aux collaborateurs à être efficace est mieux que les licencier! / la révolution des services publiques aus Etats Unis depuis 1991
Dickens and the nature of society "Nicholas Nickelby" and "Barnaby Rudge" by Myron Magnet ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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