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The Cry for Power: Black, White, and "Polish"

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

08/06/2014Left and Right
In recent months, the cry of 'black power!' has been heard resounding in the land. As usual, both Conservatives and Liberals have reacted violently and on the wrong side, each for their different and characteristic reasons. The Conservatives, in their mindless racism, can only react in paranoid...

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Why Be Libertarian?

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2014Journals
Why be libertarian, anyway? By this we mean: what's the point of the whole thing? Why engage in a deep and lifelong commitment to the principle and the goal of individual liberty? For such a commitment, in our largely unfree world, means inevitably a radical disagreement with, and alienation from,...

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On Moral Education

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2014Journals
Education is a perennially important and controversial subject, especially in a country as child-centered as the United States. Within libertarian ranks, an unlimited diversity of viewpoint prevails, ranging from rigorous traditionalists to ultra-progressives. Among the numerous Libertarians in the...

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Freedom To Travel

InterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2014Journals
The recent activities of the Passport Office of the State Department have recently made headlines in the press. Official maneuvers to restrict the passport of Professor Staughton Lynd have been matched by FBI demands that Professor H. Stuart Hughes be officially observed on his visits abroad. No...

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Early Anti-Imperialism

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/06/2014Journals
The anti-imperialist American youth of today are, without realizing it. following in a great tradition of modern anti-imperislism inaugurated during the burgeoning of US imperialism at the time of the Spanish-American War. This applies not only to the opposition as a whole, hut even to such tactics...

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Hiroshima Reconsidered

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
The generation born since World War II and now surging through college classrooms views with less awe than its elders that event which Harry Truman proclaimed on August 6, 1945, as "the greatest thing in history". Students glimpse the possibility that nuclear weapons may determine their own life...

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Our First Anniversary

Media and Culture

08/06/2014Journals
This issue marks the beginning of the second year of the publishing of Left and Right . If the Nation can celebrate its centennial and National Review its tenth year of existence, we may be permitted a modest celebration of our own first anniversary. In a sense, our own longevity is already more...

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Cold War Revisionism, The Major Historical Task

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

08/06/2014Journals
One of the most vital struggles in the writing and publishing of history is the conflict between the government's propaganda myths, enshrined in 'official history', and historical reality brought forward by 'revisionism'. In a time of foreign policy crisis the publishing of revisionist material is...

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Labor Unionism, Two Views

Big GovernmentMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2014Journals
If there was anything that characterized the Old Left it was adulation of labor unions and of the process by which the government has created, maintained, cabined, and confined these unions to its will. Government control inevitably follows government privilege, and, as in the Fascist or Communist...

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The Power of The President

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
The Liberals are, at last, beginning to wake up. For decades the Liberals and the Old Left have been regaling us with exaltation of the power, the glory, the grandeur of the President, especially in foreign and military affairs. The President was, uniquely and miraculously, the living embodiment of...

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