Slouching toward dystopia

Barone, Michael
December 1993
U.S. News & World Report;12/20/93, Vol. 115 Issue 24, p34
Opinion. Focuses on two thoughtful writers who warn that Americans are stumbling toward dystopia, a situation in which conditions and the quality of life are dreadful. Charles Murray's `Wall Street Journal' piece, `The Coming White Underclass'; Journalist William McGowan's book, `Only Man Is Vile'; Suggestion that if Murray and McGowan are right, welfare for unwed mothers and racial and ethnic quotas are moving us toward dystopia; More.


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