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Health Care and Self Care: The Genetic Fix

October 01, 1973

Recent developments in biological and medical science have given humans new power over health and life-span--even the possibility of determining the genetic makeup of children.

The Government of Our Body: A Resolution

September 01, 1973

We seek to understand and control the forces that govern our lives, to participate in shaping our futures.

Public Policy and Curbing Violence

September 01, 1973

So-called “liberal” crime-reduction policies, which have not been implemented so far, would reduce crime significantly and quickly. Our projections show that if really given a chance we would see a decline of crime of between 36 percent and 39 percent within twelve months.

The Crisis of Modernity: Deviation of Demise?

September 01, 1973

There are those who believe that the contemporary crisis of our society is a temporary, a limited setback as our civilization rises to higher plateaux of organization, knowledge, planning and competence, onward and forward into the ultra-modern (or technetronic) age.

The Third Sector and Domestic Missions

July 01, 1973

What tools are best suited to serve our economic and social interests?

Projets de reforme des instituions d'enseignement

May 01, 1973

Sociologie et Societes, Vol. 5, No. 1 (May 1973), p. 151-182.

Population Control

April 30, 1973

The debate about population control-should we have it and what kind we should have-is in large part a false issue.

Social Sciences Perspective on the Dynamics of our Crisis

March 01, 1973

Where do we go from here and how? Granted that we are amidst a true crisis of legitimation and meaning, and not just going through the growing pains of a segment of our youth, what comes after upheaval?

Moral and Social Implications of Genetic Manipulation

January 01, 1973

The acceleration of biological engineering has been urged before Congress by Nobel Laureate Dr. Joshua Lederberg.

A Critic Finds the Gains [Apollo's] Weren’t Worth the Efforts

December 03, 1972

The most helpful epitaph for Project Apollo might be: This was the last gasp of a technology addicted, public-relations-minded society.

Minerva: An Electronic Town Hall

December 01, 1972

In contemporary modern societies, there are no effective means by which large groups of citizens, whether dispersed across the country or clustered in a single community, can regularly interact among themselves or with their leaders.

Politics: The Great Shaman

November 01, 1972

An anthropologist from the Chukehoe tribe, reporting to his people in the Siberian tundra about American practiccs, probably would describe our shamanism as inferior.

Mugging is Now the Number One Topic

October 12, 1972

I have returned to New York City after five months in Palo Alto, California.

Interpersonal and Structural Factors in the Study of Mental Hospitals

August 01, 1972

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

Redirecting Research Dollars

June 18, 1972

One does not make many friends in the scientific community by urging that less new money be appropriated for basic research and more for its stepchild, applied reasearch.