The Day It All Turned Around For New York City

April 04, 1977

Not many outsiders know about the small, sprited band of optimists-called Team A- that the Defense Department keeps hidden away inside the Pentagon.

Medicaid Woes: Expose Is Not Reform

January 10, 1977

Seldome since J. Edgar Hoover personally held a gun to John Dillinger have Americant been treated to such dramatic flair in the pursuit of public enemies.

An Uneasy Policy in Energy

January 02, 1977

Oddly, President-elect Carter's promise for a strong energy policy- which we surely need- may be our next Vietman.

The Role of Institutionalized Thinking

January 01, 1977

“The Role of Institutionalized Thinking,” Inter-Sectoral Educational Planning (Paris: OECD Organization for Economic Cooperational and Development, 1977), pp. 167-179.

The Family: Is It Obsolete?

January 01, 1977

The American middle-class family, already stripped of most non-essential duties, now faces an attack on its remaininglast bastions. Sex is available premaritally, extra-maritally and non-maritally to more and more Americans.

Basic Characterological Needs and Changing Social Systems

January 01, 1977

“Basic Characterological Needs and Changing Social Systems,” in Gordon T. DiRenzo (ed.) We, the People: American Character and Social Change (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1977), pp. 273-284.

Health As a Social Priority

January 01, 1977

Among knowledgeable thinkers concerned with the relationship between health and society, there seems recently to have emerged a concensus of sorts.



Societal Overload: Sources, Components, and Corrections

January 01, 1977


"Societal Overload: Sources, Components, and Corrections" Political Science Quarterly, Volume 92, Issue 4 (Winter, 1977 - Winter, 1978), 607-631

After a long eclipse of the conservative position in social science, neoconservative social scientists have recently begun to take part in public dialogue about the present state of American society.<--break->

The Neoconservatives

January 01, 1977

Among those anticipating, promoting, participating in and benefiting from the past few years' shift to the right in the national mood is a group of social observers and essayist who are coming to be called "neocoservatives."

The Push for Moral Education in Schools

December 12, 1976

The next time many American parents look over their children's homework, they may well have a surprise coming.

Toward a Swedenized America

December 11, 1976

Will the new President seek to turn the nation into a Swedenized America, or will he be content to backpaddle toward some lesser form of welfare state?

Old People and Public Policy

December 01, 1976

My view is that in general older persons can be expected to benefit, in terms of their self-view and the image of them held by others, the moretheir problems arehandled via broad-based “universalistic” social policies aimed at coping with social problems as they affect all citizens and the society at large rather than via “par- ticularistic” old-age-oriented policies, although these latter are necessary where more universalistic approaches are not available for one reason or another.

Deinstitutionalization, Public Policy Fashion

December 01, 1976

Among the curses afflicting mental patients. disabled persons, children and the aged-in short society’s weakest and most vulnerable members are the vicissitudes of fashion in public policy.

The Husband’s Rights in Abortion

November 01, 1976

When a married woman seeks and abortion, does her husband have any rights regarding the decision?

How the Poor Find a Doctor

October 25, 1976

Contrary to widespread supposition, the poor know more about the health facilities in the locations where they live than do members of the middle class.