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74. "Thickening the Soup." The Times Literary Supplement. (June 6, 2002) (Civil Society and Government, Nancy L. Rosenblum and Robert C. Post).

73. "An Old-Fashioned War: Michael Oren's Authoritative Account of the Six Day Wary - and its Legacy." The Weekly Standard June 10, 2002 p 34-36.

72. "Religous Goodness & Political Rightness: Beyond the Liberal-Communitarian Debate." Journal of Church and State Vol. 44, No. 1, Winter 2002, pp 173-175.

71. "Thomas M. Franck: The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism." Journal of Law and Society Vol. 28, No. 4, December 2001, pp 606-609.

70. "Banding Together." The Times Literary Supplement, (July 14, 2000), p. 9. (Elizabeth Frazer, The Problems of Communitarian Politics.)

69. "The Thinking Man's Leftist," The Washington Post Book World, (June 14, 2000), p. C11. (Maurice Isserman, The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington.)

68. "Debunking Israel." The Weekly Standard (January 17, 2000), pp 33-35. [also listed as B321]

67. "Plumbing the Depths--er, Shallows--of American Mass Culture," The Washington Post Book World, (September 21, 1999), p. C3. (Michael Kammen, American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century.)

66. "A Weak Reed," The Times Literary Supplement, (January 1, 1999), p. 7. (John Keane, Civil Society.)

65. "Live Long and Prosper," The Washington Post Book World, (October 18, 1998), p. 4. (Theodore Roszak, America the Wise: The Longevity Revolution and the True Wealth of Nations.)

64. "Sizing Up America," The Washington Post Book World, (October 15, 1997), p. 7. (Michael Fumento, The Fat of the Land, The Obesity Epidemic and How Overweight Americans Can Help Themselves.)

63. "The Brave New World of Community," Times Literary Supplement (September 26, 1997), p. 6. (Charles Handy, The Hungry Spirit, Beyond Capitalism-A Quest for Purpose in the Modern World.)

62. "Building a Better Child," The Washington Post Book Review, (December 29, 1996), p. 1. (Robert Coles, The Moral Intelligence of Children, How to Raise a Moral Child).

61. "Building Better Dreams," The Washington Post Book Review, (July 21, 1996), p. 5. (John Gillis, A World of Their Own Making, Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values.)

60. "Who's To Say What's Right Or Wrong?," The Washington Post Education Review, (April 2, 1995), p. 14. (Melinda Fine, Habits of the Mind.)

59. "Slipping Through the Eye of the Needle," The Washington Post Book World, (September 11, 1994), p. 4. (Robert Wuthnow, God and Mammon in America.)

58. "The Limits of Reconstruction," National Review, (March 15, 1993), pp. 56-57. The Loss of Virtue: Moral Confusion and Social Disorder in Britain and America, edited by Digby Anderson.

57. "Blueprint for a New America," The Washington Post Book World, (July 12, 1992), p. 1. (Mickey Kaus, The End of Equality.)

56. "The Perils of American Tribalism," The Washington Post Book World (September 8, 1991) p. 4. (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Disuniting of America, Reflections on a Multicultural Society.) Also published: International Herald Tribune, 25.IX.91. "Tribalism in America," The Bureaucrat, Volume 20, No. 4, Winter 1991-1992, pp. 63-64.

55. "A Dubious Solution," New Leader (March 5, 1990) p. 20. (Daniel Callahan, What Kind of Life: The Limits of Medical Progress).

54. "Toward an I & We Paradigm," Contemporary Sociology (Vol 18, No. 2, March 1989). (Review of Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory; Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice; Michael Walzer, Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality; Michael Walzer, Interpretation and Social Criticism; and Benjamin Barber, Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age).

53. "The Banality of Altruism," The World and I (July 1988 ed.),
pp. 388-392. (Review of Samuel and Pearl Oliner, The Altruistic Personality).
52. "Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform," Society (Vol. 25, No. 5, July/August 1988). (Review of Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Alan S. Murray).

51. "America as Number One," The Washington Post, Book World (July 7, 1985) (Ezra Vogel, Comeback, Case by Case: Building the Resurgence of American Business).

50. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 14, No. 2 (March, 1985), pp.
178-179. (Lester C. Thurow, Dangerous Currents: The State of Economics).


49. American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 88, No. 6 (May 1983), pp. 1296-1297. (Samuel P. Huntington, American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony).

48. Social Casework, Vol. 57, No. 5 (May 1976), pp. 348-49. (Leonard Goodwin, Can Social Science Help Resolve National Problems? Welfare, A Case in Point).

47. "Capitalism: a Terminal Case?" The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. XII, No. 11 (May 10, 1976), p. 20 (Robert L. Heilbroner, Business Civilization in Decline [Norton]).

46. Society, Vol. 13 (March-April, 1976), pp. 71-72 (Paul Ramsey, The Ethics of Fetal Research).

45. Political Science Quarterly, with Pamela Doty, Vol. 89, No. 3 (Fall 1974), pp. 647-650 (James Q. Wilson, Political Organizations).

44. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 3, No. 2 (March 1974), pp. 105-107 (Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting).

43. "Racist Hodgepodge," The Washington Post (March 8, 1974) (John R. Baker).

42. Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Winter 1973-74), Op. 659-660 (Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie, Participation in America: Political Democracy and Social Equality).

41. American Scientist, Vol. 61, No. 4 (July-August 1973), p. 497 (Gerard Piel, The Acceleration of History).

40. Psychiatry, with Robert Zussman, Vol. 35, No. 3 (August 1972), pp. 309-312 (Erving Goffman, Relations in Public: Micro-studies of the Public Order).

39. "Scientific Growing Pains in International Relations," Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 1972), p. 7 (James N. Rosenau, The Scientific Study of Foreign Policy).

38. Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 1971), pp. 87-98. (Charles E. Silberman, Crisis in the Classroom).

37. "Futurology," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (February 3, 1971), pp. 28-29 (Alvin Toffler, Future Shock).

36. "How to Cope with Now," Transaction, Vol. 8, No. 12 (November- December 1970), pp. 102-104. (Alvin Toffler, Future Shock).

35. "Psychological Disarmament in the Middle East," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 4, No. 13 (November 10, 1970), pp. 15-18. (American Friends Service Committee, Search for Peace in the Middle East).

34. "Morality Without Authority?" Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (June 23, 1970), pp. 16-19 (Benjamin Spock, Decent and Indecent).

33. "Techniques for Conflict Resolution," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (March 10, 1970), pp. 25-28 (Roger Fisher, International Conflict for Beginners).

32. "Toward a Keynesian Theory of Social Processes," World Politics, Vol. XXII, No. 1 (October 1969), pp. 140-147 (Everett E. Hagen and Stephanie F.T. White, Great Britain: Quiet Revolution in Planning and J.P. Nettl, Political Mobilization: A Sociological Analysis of Methods and Concepts).

31. "A Nixonian Seer," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 3, No. 8 (August 1969), pp. 18-20 (Peter F. Drucker, The Age of Discontinuity).

30. "Inauthenticity: A Perspective on Politics and Education," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 3, No. 5 (May 1969), pp. 10-13 (R. Dawson and K. Prewitt, Political Socialization).

29. The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 74, No. 4 (January 1969), p. 423 (S.N. Eisenstadt (ed.), Comparative Perspectives on Social Change).

28. "Chinese Lessons," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 1969), pp. 5-7 (Robert J. Lifton, Revolutionary Immortality).

27. "Transitional Radicals," Psychiatry and Social Science Review, Vol. 2 (September 1968), pp. 15-18 (Kenneth Keniston, Young Radicals).

26. "Equality of Educational Opportunity," Partisan Review, (Fall 1968), pp. 639-641 (James S. Coleman, Ernest Q. Campbell, Carol J. Hobson, James McPartland, Alexander M. Mood, Frederick D. Weinfeld, and Robert L. York, Equality of Educational Opportunity).

25. "The Impact of the Social Sciences," Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Summer 1968), pp. 578-582 (Kenneth Boulding, The Impact of the Social Sciences).

24. "A Very Large Number of Independent Variables," Science, Vol. 160, (May 10, 1968), pp. 645-647 (W.J.M. Mackenzie, Politics and Social Science).

23. "What Value Does the U.N. Have?" Trans-Action, Vol. 5, No. 5 (April 1968), pp. 57-58 (Alf Ross, The United Nations: Peace and Progress and U.N., The United Nations and Disarmament, 1945-1965).

22. "Organizational Intelligence: Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry," American Sociological Review, Vol. 33, No. 1 (February 1968), pp. 131-132 (Harold L. Wilensky, Organizational Intelligence).

21. "The Liberation of the Jew," Jewish Frontier, Vol. 34, No. 4 (371) (April 1967), pp. 27-28 (Albert Memmi, The Liberation of the Jew).

20. "Change and Adaptation," Science, Vol. 54 (December 23, 1966), pp. 1532-1533 (Elting Morison, Men, Machines, and Modern Times).

19. "Uncalculated Risks," The New York Times Book Review (October 9, 1966) (Bernard Brodie, Escalation and the Nuclear Option; Klaus Knorr, On the Use of Military Power in the Nuclear Age).

18. "Knowledge and Power," The New York Times Book Review, (July 31, 1966),(Bruce L.R. Smith, The RAND Corporation: Case Study of a Nonprofit Advisory Corporation).

17. "On the Process of Making Decisions," Science, Vol. 152 (May 6, 1966), pp. 746-747 (Charles E. Lindblom, The Intelligence of Democracy: Decision making Through Adjustment).

16. "Paperbacks: Sociology Today," The New York Times Book Review (November 14, 1965) (Robert K. Merton, Sociology Today: Problems and Prospects, rev. ed.).

15. "Ivan Abroad, Purse in Hand," The New York Times Book Review (June 27, 1965) (Victor Lasky, The Ugly Russian).

14. American Journal of Sociology, Vol. LXX, No. 4 (July 1964), pp. 114-115 (Gustavo Lagos, International Stratification and Underdeveloped Countries).

13. "No Short-Cut to Progress: A Guest Editorial," Saturday Review (July 18, 1964), pp. 18-19 (John J. Johnson, The Military and Society in Latin America and Morris Janowitz, The Military in the Political Development of New Nations: An Essay in Comparative Analysis).

12. "Nuclear Ambush," Teachers College Record, Vol. 65, No. 8 (May 1964), pp. 721-723 (E.H. Voss, Nuclear Ambush: The Test-Ban Trap).

11. "Achievement Was a Basic Goal," The New York Times (January 5, 1964) (Seymour M. Lipset, The First New Nation).
10. "Beyond Desegregation," The New York Times (July 14, 1963) (Harold Issac, The New World of the American Negro).

9. "A Grand Design?" The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 1963), pp. 155-163 (Joseph Kraft, The Grand Design; Walter Lippmann, Western Unity and the Common Market.

8. Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (March 1963), pp. 122-124 (Kenneth E. Boulding, Conflict and Defense: A General Theory).

7. "New Patterns of Management," American Sociological Review, Vol. 27, No. 5 (October 1962), pp. 709-710 (Rensis Likert, New Patterns of Management).

6. "Interpersonal Competence and Organizational Effectiveness," American Sociological Review, Vol. 27, No. 5 (October 1962), pp. 712-713 (Chris Argyris, Interpersonal Competence and Organizational Effectiveness).

5. "Arms and Insecurity, and Statistics of Deadly Quarrels," American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 67, No. 4 (January 1962), pp. 464-466 (Lewis F. Richardson, Arms and Insecurity and Statistics of Deadly Quarrels).

4. "Unbalanced Terror," The Nation (December 30, 1961) (Pierre Gallois, The Balance of Terror).

3. "Our First Manual of Thermonuclear War," Columbia University Forum, Vol. IV, No. 4 (Fall 1961), pp. 4-12 (Herman Kahn, On Thermonuclear War); reprinted in Ivo D. Duchacek (ed.), Discord and Harmony: Readings in International Politics (New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, Inc., 1972), pp. 307-316.

2. "Max Weber," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 3 (April 1961), pp. 331-333 (Reinhard Bendix, Max Weber: An Intellectual Portrait).

1. Political Science Quarterly, Vol. LXXV, No. 4 (December, 1960), pp. 638-640 (Morris Janowitz, The Professional Soldier: a Social and Political Portrait).

 

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