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The American Spectator
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Editor in Chief: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.; Publisher:
Baron Von Kannon of the Saturday Evening Club;
Circulation Manager: Ronald E. Burr; Managing
Editor: Adam Meyerson; Assistant Managing
Editor: Joyce Goldberg; Production Manager:
Joseph K. DeLapp II; Senior Editors: Terry
Krieger, William Kristol, Rev. George Nathan;
Executive Secretary: JoAnn Bradley; 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 Dors', Eric Lohnaas; Americana Editor:
P.D. Tyrrell; Contributors: Aram Bakshian, Jr.,
Frank W. Blatchford III. A. Lawrence Chickering,
J.P. Duggan, Jerry Gerde, Neil Howe, 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
9 Thomas Molnar Capitalism and Its Milieu 9
10 Thomas S. Szasz Your Last Will and Your Free Will 10
13 Arnold Beichman From Language to Cant 13
18 Benjamin Stein The Client Nobody Knew 18
20 Henry Regnery , Our Orchestras and Their Purpose 20
23 David Keene Ford and the GOP Prospect 23
2 The Continuing Crisis 2
4 Editorial R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. 4
11 A Libertarian's Basic Repertoire Ralph Raico 11
17 The Public Policy Peter J. Rusthoven 17
19 Letter from a Whig C. Bascom Slemp 19
24 The Bootblack Stand George Washington Plunkitt 24
25 The Great American Saloon Series Siegfried Weisberger 25
29 Brudnoy's Film Index David Brudnoy 29
31 The Talkies ., s Benjamin Stein 31
33 Current Wisdom Assorted Jackasses 33
34 Correspondence 34
5 Christopher DeMuth The Vnheavenly City Revisited 5
26 Karl O'Lessker The Imperial Presidency 26
28 Benjamin Stein All the President's Men 28
30 Paul Gottfried Revolutionaries 30
32 Max Geltman Intellectual Skywriting 32
Arnold Beichman, author of Nine Lies
about America, is visiting professor of politics
at the University of British Columbia . ..
David Brudnoy is a television commentator
with "CBS Spectrum" and a free-lance writer . . . Christopher
De Muth, now a Chicago lawyer, was staff assistant to President
Nixon in 1969-70, with a special purview of OEO, Model Cities,
and welfare . . . Max Geltman, author of Confrontation, is
working on a major study of Ezra Pound . . . Paul Gottfried is
chairman of the history department at Rockford College . . .
David Keene is executive assistant to Senator James Buckley . . .
Thomas Molnar is professor of French literature at Brooklyn
College and of history at Long Island University. A review of his
latest book, God and the Knowledge of Reality, will appear in
a coming issue of this magazine . . . Karl O'Lessker teaches
politics in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at
Indiana University. He was previously
staff director of the Senate Subcommittee
an Constitutional Amendments.
. .. Ralph Raico teaches history at the
State University of New York College at Buffalo . . . Henry
Regnery is chairman of the Henry Regnery Publishing Company
and a trustee and vice president of the Chicago Symphony . . .
Peter J. Rusthoven has just been named an editor of the
Harvard Law Review . . . C. Bascom Slemp is our Washington
correspondent . . . Benjamin Stein is a free-lance writer living
in Washington . . . Thomas S. Szasz, professor of psychiatry at
the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, has written
many books on the ethics of psychiatry and psychoanalysis . . •.
Siegfried Weisberger, founder of Peabody's Bookstore, is one of
the few wise men still with us in America.
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 CJub which publishes it
monthly except July and September. One year
subscriptions (ten issues.) cost $6.00 and all correspondence
threafening letters, federal grants, etc.) should be
sent to The Alternative, P.O. Box 877, 102 West
Sixth Street, Bloomington, Indiana, 47401, Continenlal
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, orfmost redundantly of all) national
origin-and yes, sex, even sex.
Copyright The Alternative Magazine 1974.
The Alternative: An American Spectator November 1974
Table of Contents
The Continuing Crisis
, pp. 2-3 -
by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., p. 4 -
The Unheavenly City Revisited, by Edward C. Banfield
--- by Christopher De Muth,, pp. 5-8 -
The Unheavenly City Revisited
by Edward C. Banfield
Capitalism and Its Milieu
by Thomas Molnar, p. 9 -
Your Last Will and Your Free Will
by Thomas S. Szasz, p. 10 -
A Libertarian's Basic Repertoire
by Ralph Raico, pp. 11-12 -
From Language to Cant
by Arnold Beichman, pp. 13-16 -
The Public Policy
by Peter J. Rusthoven, p. 17 -
The Client Nobody Knew
by Benjamin Stein, p. 18 -
Letter from a Whig
by C. Bascom Slemp, p. 19 -
Our Orchestras and Their Purpose
by Henry Regnery, pp. 20-22 -
Ford and the GOP Prospect
by David Keene, p. 23 -
The Bootblack Stand
by George Washington Plunkitt, p. 24 -
The Great American Saloon Series
by Siegfried Weisberger, p. 25 -
The Imperial Presidency, by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
--- by Karl O'Lessker,, pp. 26-27 -
All the President's Men, by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
--- by Benjamin Stein,, p. 28 -
Brudnoy's Film Index
by David Brudnoy, p. 29 -
Revolutionaries, by E.J. Hobsbawm
--- by Paul Gottfried,, p. 30 -
by Benjamin Stein, p. 31 -
Intellectual Skywriting, by Philip Nobile
--- by Max Geltman,, p. 32 -
by Philip Nobile
by Assorted Jackasses, p. 33 -
, pp. 34-36 -
"Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund"
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