The Current Crisis (Jan. 1981)

Vol. 1.1 (Jan. 1981) | DOWNLOAD ISSUE

Editorial / 3

Theme Note / 7

 

Dimensions of the Current Crisis

Sheldon Wolin / The People’s Two Bodies / 9

Christopher Lasch / Democracy and the “Crisis of Confidence” / 25

Lawrence Goodwyn / Organizing Democracy: The Limits of Theory & Practice / 41

David Dickson / Limiting Democracy: Technocrats and the Liberal State / 61

 

Explorations

Norman O. Brown / Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Intent / 80

Walter LaFeber / The Last War, the Next War, and the New Revisionists / 93

 

Contested Terrain

William Connolly and Michael Best / The Decline of Economic Virtue / 104

Joyce Appleby / Social Science and Human Nature / 116

 

Classics of Democracy

Isaac Kramnick / Tom Paine: Radical Democrat / 127

 

Contributors / 139

The Future of democracy / 140

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