Continuity and Discontinuity in the Contemporary Crisis of Meaning

April 01, 1972

At least since Karl Mannheim published his essays on “Diagnosis of Our Time” and “The Crisis in Valuation,”’ it has been recognized that the erosion of legitimation and the loss of meaning are twin sources of Western civilization’s deep crisis.

The Untapped Potential of the Third Sector

April 01, 1972

The philosophy which underlies President Nixon's domestic efforts in his first term in office is now evident.

Cable TV: Instant Shopping or Participatory Technology

December 01, 1971

Cable TV has been in existence for at least two decades.

What Cable TV Could Mean

November 20, 1971

Cable television provides a technology which could radically alter many aspects of our lives.

On Changing Societies

July 01, 1971

Societies were once viewed as natural entities found, like a jungle tribe, in a primal condition and able to change their character from, say, agrarian to industrial without any one person or group of people having planned the change.

Policy Research

June 01, 1971

Policy research is concerned with mapping alternative approaches and with specifying potential differences in the intention, effect, and cost of various programs.


April 30, 1971

Throughout history, violence-killing, maiming, and the willful destruction of property-occurs in all societies.

The Policy of Open Admissions

March 16, 1971

Recent decisions to open admission to somc of our institutions of higher learning is one which will have pervasive effects on thc next generation of Americans, the economy, the culture of this society, the quality of its sciences, as well as its humnnities, and the extent to which social justice will be realized.

Harvard Educational Review 41

February 01, 1971

Harvard Educational Review 41, No. 1 (February 1971), pp. 87-98. (Charles E. Silberman, Crisis in the Classroom).

The Danger Behind Revenue Sharing

January 30, 1971

Revenue sharing is to the end financial drought that shriveles our domestic programs.

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.)