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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 22, No. 4 (Winter 1955)

Table of Contents

 

Otto Kirchheimer

Politics and Justice

Political justice is the utilization of judicial proceedings for political ends. The political end, thus pursued, may be revolutionary or conservative, necessary from the community viewpoint or frivolous. It is not its legitimacy or illegitimacy with which we deal here, but only that it is pursued via the judicial process.

 

Felicia J. Deyrup

Backward Economies: The Problem of Partial Development

It seems therefore desirable to consider some of the overall problems of economic development, the nature of the economic growth that has resulted in the modern industrial capitalism of Western Europe and North America, the effect on underdeveloped countries of prior contact with economically advanced countries, the limitations of various methods of furthering development, and the prognosis for rapid and permanent economic change in the less advanced regions of the world.

 

David W. Noble  

The Religion of Progress in America, 1890-1914

Thus the rapidly rising religious enthusiasm of American intellectuals in the years of the twentieth century before World War 1, an enthusiasm that found expression in the millennial hope of immediate spiritual salvation within the secular environment, suggests the necessity for fundamental qualifications of the thesis that postulates conversion of these intellectuals to Darwinism. To a significant degree, there appears to have been an increasing spiritual orientation among many intellectuals from 1880 onward to 1914.

 

Mona Sedky

Groups in Alexandria, Egypt

In this city of almost one million inhabitants over thirty-two foreign nationalities are represented, constituting one-fifth of the city's population, and almost as many tongues are heard. Even the Egyptians, who make up the majority of the population, are derived from all parts of Egypt, many of them from the extreme south of the country; and among Egyptians there is a liberal sprinkling of those of derived nationality, that is, persons who were formerly citizens of neighboring Arabic and Moslem countries, such as Algeria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon.

 

Werner Marx

Heidegger's New Conception of Philosophy: The Second Phase of "Existentialism"

It is therefore not surprising to find, on analyzing the writings of Heidegger's second phase, that his 'new conception of philosophy' seems to demand that the 'self-understanding' of the philosopher be changed to the kind of self-understanding which the Philomythoi and pre-Socratics seem to have had; that the new philosopher feel himself again as intermediary, instrument, and voice; and that the 'style or character of philosophizing' again become simple, immediate, and poetic like the singing and thinking of the Philomythoi and the pre-Socratics.

 

Gerhard Colm

A Study of Saving in the United States

Princeton; Princeton University Press. 1955. Vol. I: Introduction: Tables of Annual Estimates of Saving, 1897-1949; 1138 pp. Vol. II: Nature and Derivation of Annual Estimates of Saving, 1897-1949; 632 pp.     

 

Adolf A. Berle, Jr.

The Federal Antitrust Policy: Origination of an American Tradition

Review of book by Hans B. Thorelli. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. 1955. xvi & 658 pp.

 

Frieda Wunderlich

A Policy for Skilled Manpower

Review of book by the National Manpower Council. New York: Columbia University Press. 1954. 299 pp.

 

Helmut R. Wagner  

Totalitare Eriziehung - Dar Erziehungssystem der Sowjetzone Deutschlands

Schriften des Institutes fur politische Wisenchaft, Freie Universitat und Deutsche Hochschule fur Politik, Berlin, Band 3. Frankfurt A/M: Verlag der Frankfurter Hefte.          

 

Elliot N. Camerman  

Culture and Mental Disorders: A Comparative Study of the Hutterites and Other Populations

Review of book by Joseph W. Eaton.Glencoe, Illinois: Free Press. 1955. 254 pp. $4.  

 

Marvin K. Opler

Family, Socialization, and Interaction Process

Review of book by Talcott Parsons and Robert F. Bales. Glencoe, Illinois: Free Press. 1955. xvii & 422 pp.

 

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