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The Educational Mission

January 01, 1971

The four contributions before us reflect the current stance toward educational institutions.

School as a 'Guidable' System

January 01, 1971

Schools again stand charged with curricular and structural rigidities, with inability to adjust to the rapidly changing needs of contemporary society.

How to Cope with Now

December 01, 1970

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

Societal Turnability: A Theoretical Treatment

December 01, 1970

In Bernard Udis (ed.) Adjustment of the U.S. Economy to Reductions in Military Spending.

Psychological Disarmament in the Middle East

November 10, 1970

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

Lunch with Three Prospective Bombers

October 27, 1970

Last Sunday I met three would-be bombers, two young men and a young woman whom I'll call Jim, Dick and Sally.

Punishment for the Universities–Starvation

October 26, 1970

“Punishment for the Universities–Starvation” Newsday (October 26, 1970).

Freeing the Food and Drug Administration

October 01, 1970

Suggestions that the role of government be reduced have had a certain popularity for many years.

One Way Out of the Israeli-Egyptian Deadlock

September 18, 1970

To keep afloat the hope for peace negotiations between Egypt, Jordan and Israel, several devices have been suggested, all of which, thus far, are designed to cost Egypt more than it is willing to pay.

CATV: High Potential, Many Problems

September 08, 1970

The much maligned TB box-"waste-land" "boob tube"- may yet be the foundation of culture, education and information the American home.

A Swing to the Right?

September 01, 1970

I live in a district of middle-class professionals that elected a liberal, William F. Ryan, to Congress; and, while I know no one personally who has lost a son in the war, I do have fine nieghbors who have recently been mugged and beaten, on their apartments have been burglarized.

Universities: Strike, Strike, Strike?

July 01, 1970

The "elaborate rationales [that] have evolved to explain the virtues of striking universities"are "thinner than the paper on which they are stenciled," says Dr. Etzioni.

Morality Without Authority?

June 23, 1970

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

The War on Poverty: Between Economics and Politics

June 01, 1970

A wealth of solutions to poverty have been proposed, with little understanding of the forces required to turn a sound idea into an "implementable" program.

A New Kind of Insurance

April 01, 1970

President Nixon's income maintenance plan would add an estimated $4 billion a year to the welfare bills on the nation's taxpayers.