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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 1, No. 3 (Fall 1934)

 

Arnold Brecht

Constitutions and Leadership

The details of the constitution are generally treated as points of minor importance that do not really count in the decisive struggle if a constitutional regime is at stake. Such indifference to the significance of the fundamental law seems to me not justified. I wish to show how great a role the details of a constitution may play in promoting or checking the development of leadership.

Arthur Feiler

The Consumer in Economic Policy

While it is true that everybody is a consumer, it is also true that everybody is a producer, and the consequence is that every man values his producer's interest above his consumer's interest.

Eduard Heimann

Socialism and Democracy

The problem of the relations of democracy and socialism is therefore not one that can be disposed of by mere reference to Russia. It must be examined in the light of socialist doctrine and history.

Gerhard Colm

The Ideal Tax System

In the following essay I attempt to analyze, in the light of the depression experience, the ideal tax system suited to the present stage of capitalism. The criteria applied will be those of justice, fiscal productivity and serviceability as an agency for mitigating business cycles.

Gaetano Salvemini

Italian Unemployment Statistics

It is widely believed that whatever else may be said of the Fascist regime in Italy, it has unquestionably gone far toward relieving unemployment...We shall see what results a methodical analysis of the available data will give.

Hermann Kantorowicz

Baldus de Ubaldis and the Subjective Theory of Guilt

In a recent book I have endeavored to develop a subjective theory of guilt. I have attempted to show that mens rea is not characteristic of the punishable act, as general opinion in Germany assumes, but is merely a characteristic of the subject of the act, namely, the delinquent.

Hans Speier

On Propaganda

Propaganda has three limitations. The first lies in the deep rooted habits, customs and usages which it is possible to change, but only slowly...The second lies in the fact that propaganda, in order to work, must take on the appearance of truth...The third limitation, a special form of the second, consists in the evidential power of the stubborn facts themselves.

Emil Lederer

Economic Reconstruction

Review of Report by Columbia University Commission, Robert M. MacIver, Chairman, James W. Angell, Joseph W. Barker, J. M. Clark, Arthur D. Gayer, Alvin H. Hansen, Alvin Johnson, et al. New York: Columbia University Press. 1934. 250 pp.

Max Ascoli

The Method of Freedom

Review of book by Walter Lippmann. New York: Macmillan. 1934. 117 pp.

N. Jasny

International Yearbook of Agricultural Statistics, 1932-33

Review of book by International Institute of Agriculture in Rome. International Institute of Agriculture in Rome. 1933. 794 pp.

Arnold Brecht

Crisis Government

Review of book by Lindsay Rogers. Social Action Books. New York: Norton. 1934. 166 pp.

Max Ascoli

Public Opinion and World Politics

Review of book by Quincy Wright. Harris Foundation Lectures. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1933. 237 pp.

Max Ascoli

The American Adventure

Review of book by M.J. Bonn. New York: John Day. 1934. 318 pp.

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