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Hugo, Les Miserables

by Jesse Knight on Feb 1, 1975

Les Misérables is a perfect novel—it is not. But it is, quite simply, a great novel.”

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Bukharin, “Imperialism and World Economy”

by Joseph R. Stromberg on Feb 1, 1975

“Bukharin had a firm grip on the economic main drift, the “rise” of cartels and monopolies. Unhappily, he [thought it the] inevitable outcome of market relations.”

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Shelley, “Frankenstein”

by Robert LeFevre on Mar 1, 1975

The great Robert LeFevre reviews a classic of modern English literature.

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Levin, “This Perfect Day”

by Ralph Raico on Mar 1, 1975

“The conception of This Perfect Day is brilliant, the execution flawless, and there is a continuing intelligence presiding over the whole work.”

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Equality, Power, and Values

by Rick Tilman in 1978

Tilman examines the possibilities of a New Left-Libertarian convergence, and finds the prospects lacking.

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Art and Autonomy

by George Konrad in 1978

Novelist George Konrad speaks about the state, the artist, and “The quiet revolution of self-rule.”

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Order and Elites

by Isidore Silver on Mar 1, 1978

Silver addresses a subject of pressing importance:  the Neo-cons and intellectual elitism.

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Power and Ideology

by Douglas Hay in 1978

Is ideology a weapon in the hands of the powerful?  Our reviewer argues in the affirmative:  legal ideology “masks the gallows and the death sentence.”

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Order Without State

by Peter J. Wilson in 1978

Madagascar’s Tsimihety people “have no chiefs or kings,” while “prospering and multiplying.”

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Watership Down

by Richard Adams on Sep 1, 1975

Watership Down is a story about a profound paradox, a paradox arising from the very nature of conscious life.”