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The Fallacy of Decentralization

August 25, 1969

In 1947, I was delivering hay from Tel Yoseph, an Israeli kibbutz, to Ein Harod, another kibbutx less than a mile away.

Man and Society: The Inauthentic Condition

August 01, 1969

Among sociologists and social psychologists the concept of 'basic human needs' is held in low regard.

Agency for Technological Development for Domestic Programs

April 04, 1969

The period of change of administrations in Washington is a time when federal reorganization is given special attention.

Insuring the Poor

March 03, 1969

Despite repeated publication of the relevant statistics, many Americans still believe the War on Poverty merely represents a wasteful expenditure of government funds.

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Comparative Perspectives on Social Change

January 01, 1969

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

Chinese Lessons

January 01, 1969

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

Social-Psychological Aspects of International Relations

January 01, 1969

The study of the conditions under which a just and stable peace can be achieved constitutes the main core of contemporary analysesof international relations; hence, the following discussion focuses on the issues and problems in applying social psychology to the prevention of war.

On the Need for More Analysis and the Instruments for Its Advancement

January 01, 1969

Behavioral Science, Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 1969), p. 47-50.

Swords, Ploughshares and P.R.

December 13, 1968

On Sept. 26, 1968 - the date is important - Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford declared that he was mobilizing the resources of the defense establishment in a determined attack on some of the nations basic domestic problems.

Basic Human Needs: Alienation and Inauthenticity

December 01, 1968

This article presents a case for the usefullness of the concept of basic human needs.

America’s Alienated Majority

November 04, 1968

The man moving into the White House next January will be mistaken if he assumes it is merely the Left, students, and intellectuals who are deeply alienated from the American political system.

On Public Affairs Statements of Professional Associations

November 01, 1968

The basic premise I would like to take as my starting point is that, as a general rule, a professional association tries not to comment on public affairs.

Shortcuts to Social Change

October 01, 1968

“Shortcuts to Social Change,” The Public Interest, No. 12 (Summer 1968), pp. 40-51. Reprinted in Current (October 1968), pp.

Societal Guidance: A Key to Macro-Sociology

October 01, 1968

Over the next twenty years, the United States will be brought, in one way or another, to attend more fully to its mounting social problems.  

Confessions of a Professor Caught in a Revolution

September 15, 1968

It was during last spring's student demonstration at Columbia University that, for the first time in 10 years, I became involved in university committee work, which I loathe. It really caught up with me; I ended by chairing a "reform" committee and spending at least 130 hours--in one month--meeting with students and colleagues at Columbia, almost a full-time job. I never realized that revolutions involve so much talk.