The Right Menace

Howe, Irving
September 1978
New Republic;9/9/78, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p12
Argues that the main thrust of American social and political thought since World War II has been toward the right. Reasons for the growth of conservatism in the United States; Emergence of a new feeling about the blacks in the U.S.; Loss of blacks in demoralization, pathology and crime; Presence of an unspoken persuasion that the "black problem" is beyond solution; Difficulties in the welfare state which are the consequences of social and economic progress; Desire of conservative intellectuals for a politics of civility; Frailty of the American welfare state; Sophistication among corporations which uses ideology and the handiness of intellectuals. INSET: The Two Irvings..


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