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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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In These Times Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
Cultural Democracy
  • Cultural Democracy 
    In These Times
    , October 2, 1985, pp. 21-23 - PDF
    1. [+] Issues of the 1970s
      = 4 Years, 150 Issues, 4,053 Articles
      1. [–] Issues of the 1980s
        = 10 Years, 324 Issues, 6,174 Articles
        1. [+] Issues of 1980
          = 37 Issues, 684 Articles
          1. [+] Issues of 1981
            = 40 Issues, 759 Articles
            1. [+] Issues of 1982
              = 33 Issues, 631 Articles
              1. [+] Issues of 1983
                = 28 Issues, 533 Articles
                1. [+] Issues of 1984
                  = 41 Issues, 687 Articles
                  1. [–] Issues of 1985
                    = 39 Issues, 645 Articles
                    1. [+] Issues of Jan.-Mar. 1985
                      = 11 Issues, 184 Articles
                      1. [+] Issues of Apr.-Jun. 1985
                        = 11 Issues, 182 Articles
                        1. [+] Issues of Jul.-Sep. 1985
                          = 8 Issues, 135 Articles
                          1. [–] Issues of Oct.-Dec. 1985
                            = 9 Issues, 144 Articles
                            1. [–] October 2, 1985 Issue
                              = 18 Articles
                              1. Meese Versus Affirmative Action by Kim Lacy Rogers and Thomas Zoumaras, p. 2 - PDF
                              2. High Stakes of German Defense Debate by Diana Johnstone, p. 3 - PDF
                              3. In Short by Beth Maschinot, p. 4 - PDF
                              4. Blacks' Test Scores Reignite Controversy by Salim Muwakkil, p. 5 - PDF
                              5. Hi-Tech by Joan Walsh, pp. 6-7 - PDF
                              6. Attacks on Abortion Clinics Fuel Community Tensions by G. Pascal Zachary, p. 8 - PDF
                              7. Reagan's "Arms Bazaar" Style Leaves Mideast Policy in Chaos by Geoffrey Aronson, p. 9 - PDF
                              8. PLO Ambivalence Imperils Accords by Jeremy Harding, p. 10 - PDF
                              9. Generals Charged with Genocidal Acts by Pat Aufderheide, p. 11 - PDF
                              10. Assault on Sanctuary by Moe Snell, pp. 12-13 - PDF
                              11. A Major Positive Step, But One That Avoids the Primary Issue, p. 14 - PDF
                              12. Letters, p. 15 - PDF
                              13. Cuba's Up and Down Attempts at Planning by Gary Fields, p. 16 - PDF
                              14. Managing the News in the East and West by Fred Halliday, p. 17 - PDF
                              15. Debray's "Revolution in the Revolution" Is Over by Diana Johnstone, pp. 18-19 - PDF
                              16. Revisiting the Country, Singing by Marcia Pally, p. 20 - PDF
                              17. Hot Art in the Summertime by Lucy R. Lippard, pp. 21-23 - PDF
                              18. A Word from the Klan by John Ross, p. 24 - PDF
                            2. [+] October 9, 1985 Issue
                              = 12 Articles
                              1. [+] October 16, 1985 Issue
                                = 18 Articles
                                1. [+] October 23, 1985 Issue
                                  = 12 Articles
                                  1. [+] October 30, 1985 Issue
                                    = 22 Articles
                                    1. [+] November 6, 1985 Issue
                                      = 11 Articles
                                      1. [+] November 13, 1985 Issue
                                        = 17 Articles
                                        1. [+] December 18, 1985 Issue
                                          = 14 Articles
                                          1. [+] December 25, 1985 Issue
                                            = 20 Articles
                                        2. [+] Issues of 1986
                                          = 11 Issues, 205 Articles
                                          1. [+] Issues of 1987
                                            = 28 Issues, 590 Articles
                                            1. [+] Issues of 1988
                                              = 29 Issues, 612 Articles
                                              1. [+] Issues of 1989
                                                = 38 Issues, 828 Articles
                                              2. [+] Issues of the 1990s
                                                = 10 Years, 222 Issues, 4,094 Articles
                                                1. [+] Issues of the 2000s
                                                  = 10 Years, 176 Issues, 3,141 Articles
                                                  1. [+] Issues of the 2010s
                                                    = 1 Year, 2 Issues, 39 Articles