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50 years of Dissent

Author: Nicolaus Mills; Michael Walzer
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dissent was founded in 1954 by intellectuals angered by the rightward drift of the country but uneasy with the dogmatism they saw on the American left, and it has provoked debates about political ideas and about American and global issues ever since. This book - a collection of articles published in Dissent over the past fifty years - presents essays from each decade of Dissent's life that reveal how the magazine  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolaus Mills; Michael Walzer
ISBN: 0300103697 9780300103694
OCLC Number: 54079564
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fifties --
The conservative mood / C. Wright Mills --
The problem of U.S. power / Irving Howe --
America! America! / Dwight MacDonald --
From surplus value to the mass-media / Norman Mailer --
Sixties --
A cup of coffee and a seat / Michael Walzer --
New styles in "leftism" / Irving Howe --
The Negroes, the cops, the Jews / Bayard Rustin --
Vietnam: strategies for opposition / Michael Harrington --
Seventies --
A collective sadness / Michael Harrington --
The agonies of black militancy / Jervis Anderson --
Perspectives on the woman's movement / Cynthia Fuchs Epstein --
Ghosts of Vietnam / Theodore Draper --
Eighties --
Culture in an age of money / Nicolaus Mills --
Blips, bites & savvy talk / Todd Gitlin --
Good schools are still possible / Deborah Meier --
Why the Sandinistas lost / Barbara Ehrenreich, Frances Fox Piven --
Nineties --
Two cheers for Utopia / Irving Howe --
Rooted cosmopolitanism / Mitchell Cohen --
The old welfare state in the new age of competition / Joanne Barkan --
Bankruptcy and zeal / Sean Wilentz --
Jaytalking / Marshall Berman --
Turn of the century --
Raising the cost of genocide / Samantha Power --
Can there be a decent left? --
Michael Walzer --
A patriotic left / Michael Kazin --
Dissenting from the American empire / James B. Rule. Acting alone / David Bromwich.
Other Titles: Fifty years of Dissent
Dissent.
Responsibility: edited by Nicolaus Mills and Michael Walzer ; with an introduction by Mitchell Cohen.
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'Dissent' was founded in 1954 to provide a platform for liberal thinking at a time when the American right was dominant and the American left mired in dogma. This commemorative volume offers articles  Read more...

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