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Publisher: Baron Von Kannon of the Saturday
Evening Club; Circulation Manager: Ronald E.
Burr; Managing Editor: Neil Howe; Assistant
Managing Editor: Joyce Goldberg; Production
Editor: Barry B. Burr; Senior Editors: Terry
Krieger, William Kristol, Rev. George Nathan;
Ilxecutive Secretary: Sally A. Mulholland;
Alien Contributors: Eric Brodin, Carl Miller,
Judy Tyrrell; Art Advisor: Elliott Banfield;
Associates: David Brudnoy, Jameson G.
Campaigne, Jr., D.W. Cooper, John R. Coyne,
Jr., James Grant, Peter Hughes, Alan Reynolds,
Roger D. Tyrrell; Art: Gustave Dore,
Eric Lohnaas; Americana Editor: P.D. Tyrrell;
Contributors: Aram Bakshian, Jr., Frank W.
Blatchford III, A. Lawrence Chickering, J.P.Duggan,
David Friedman, Jerry Gerde, John Kelly,
W. Wesley McDonald, Robert McTiernan, Gary
North, Terry O'Rourke, Marc F. Plattner, G.W.
Plunkitt, Peter J. Rusthoven, C. Bascom Slemp,
Benjamin Stein, J. Whitney Stillman, David
Tudor, Richard S. Wheeler, Timothy J. Wheeler
A R T I C L E S
5 .Irving Kristol Utopianism, Ancient and Modern 5
9 Arnold Beichman Parties in the Age of Watergate 9
10 Abram N. Shulsky Impeachment: Pushing Against an Open Door 10
13 Harold Demsetz Searching for the New Industrial State 13
20 Max Geltman Horatio Alger and Garry Wills 20
D E P A R T M E N T S
2 The Continuing Crisis 2
4 Editorial R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. 4
12 The Public Policy Peter J. Rusthoven 12
15 The Great American Saloon Series John R. Coyne, Jr. 15
21 Letter from a Whig C. Bascom Slemp 21
24 The Bootblack Stand George Washington Plunkitt 24
26 The Talkies Benjamin Stein 26
28 The Business of America David T. Wendell 28
29 Brudnoy's Index • David Brudnoy 29
33 Current Wisdom Assorted Jackasses 33
34 Correspondence 34
R E V I E W S
17 James E. Doman, Jr. Cold Dawn 17
23 C.P. Ives , Marx and Burke 23
24 David Brudnoy Plain Speaking 24
25 Joyce Goldberg FDR The Beckoning of Destiny 25
27 Alan Crawford Fear and Loathing 27
30 Ben J. Wattenberg ^ A Liberal Looks at Theodore H. White 30
32 Suzanne C. Cox Stay of Execution 32
I Arnold Beichman, associate professor of politics at the Univer-
Isity of Massachusetts at Boston, teaches American government
. . . David Brudnoy teaches currently at Harvard's Institute
of Politics, Boston College, and the University of Rhode
Island. In Boston his commentary is carried on WNAC-TV and
WGBH-TV . . . Suzanne C. Cox, a former speechwriter for Spiro
T. Agnew, is now a special assistant to Rogers Morton, secretary
of the interior . . . John R. Coyne, Jr., a frequent contributor
to National Review, is an associate of The Alternative . . . Alan
Crawford is a journalism major at Indiana University . . .
Harold Demsetz is professor of economics at UCLA and senior
research fellow at the Hoover Institution . . . James E. Dornan,
Jr. is chairman of the department of politics at the Catholic
University of America in Washington, D.C.... Max Geltman, au-
| thor of The Confrontation, is now at work on a major study of Ezra
Pound for MacMillan Joyce Goldberg is a graduate student
in history at Indiana University and the assistant managing editor
of The Alternative . . . C.P. Ives has recently retired from the
editorial department of the Baltimore Sun. He was a cofounder
of the "Burke Newsletter" recently renamed Studies in Burke and
His Time . . . Irving Kristol is coeditor of the Public Interest,
a member of the Wall Street Journafs Board of Contributors, and
Henry Luce Professor of Urban Values at New York University.
He has also served as the eponym for Tyrrell's English bulldog
. . . Peter J. Rusthoven is studying law at Harvard . . . Abram
N. Shulsky is assistant professor of politics at the Catholic University
of America in Washington, D.C. . . . C. Bascom Slemp
is The Alternative's chief Washington correspondent . . . Benjamin
Stein is a free-lance writer residing in Washington, D.C. . . .
Ben J. Wattenberg served as a campaign advisor for'Senator
Henry Jackson in 1972. He is the coauthor of The Real Majority,
and The Real America, which will be published in September . . .
David T. Wendell, vice president and director of David L. Babson
& Co., Inc., is economic analysis editor of the staff newsletter.
The Alternative was founded in 1924 by
George Nathan and Truman Newberry over a
cheap domestic beer in McSorley's Old Ale House.
Originally published on restroom walls, only
since 1967 has it come under purview of the
Saturday Evening Club which publishes it
monthly October through June. One year
subscriptions (nine issues) cost $6.00, and all
correspondence (manuscripts, subscriptions,
threatening letters, federal grants, etc.) should be
sent to The Alternative, c/o The Establishment,
R.R. 11, Box 360, Bloomington, Indiana 47401,
Microfilm editions of The Alternative are
available from Xerox University Microfilms, 300
North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106.
Published remarkably without regard to race,
color, creed, or (most redundantly of all) national
origin—and yes, sex, even sex.
Copyright The Alternative Magazine 1974.
The Alternative June-September 1974
Table of Contents
The Continuing Crisis
, pp. 2-3 -
by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4 -
Utopianism, Ancient and Modern
by Irving Kristol, pp. 5-8 -
Parties in the Age of Watergate
by Arnold Beichman, p. 9 -
by Abram N. Shulsky, pp. 10-11 -
Pushing Against an Open Door
The Public Policy
by Peter J. Rusthoven, p. 12 -
Seaching for the New Industrial State
by Harold Demsetz, pp. 13-14 -
The Great American Saloon Series
by John R. Coyne, Jr., pp. 15-16 -
Cold Dawn: The Story of SALT, by John Newhouse
--- by James E. Dornan, Jr.,, pp. 17-19 -
Cold Dawn: The Story of SALT
by John Newhouse
Horatio Alger and Garry Wills
by Max Geltman, p. 20 -
Letter from a Whig
by C. Bascom Slemp, pp. 21-22 -
Marx and Burke: A Revisionist View, by Ruth A. Bevan
--- by C.P. Ives,, p. 23 -
Marx and Burke: A Revisionist View
by Ruth A. Bevan
The Bootblack Stand
by George Washington Plunkitt, p. 24 -
Plain Speaking, by Merle Miller
--- by David Brudnoy,, p. 24 -
FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, 1882-1928, by Kenneth S. Davis
--- by Joyce Goldberg,, p. 25 -
by Benjamin Stein, p. 26 -
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, by Hunter S. Thompson
--- by Alan Crawford,, p. 27 -
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72
by Hunter S. Thompson
The Business of America
by David T. Wendell, p. 28 -
by David Brudnoy, p. 29 -
The Making of the President, 1972, by Theodore H. White
--- by Ben J. Wattenberg,, pp. 30-31 -
Stay of Execution, by Stewart Alsop
--- by Suzanne C. Cox,, p. 32 -
Stay of Execution
by Stewart Alsop
by Assorted Jackasses, p. 33 -
, pp. 34-36 -
"The Myth of Hispanic Crime"
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