Fall 1966 • Vol. XXVIII No. 5 Book ReviewsNovember 1, 1966 |

The Totalitarian Liberal State

The New Radicals by Paul Jacobs and Saul Landau. Vintage Books, $1.95. Thoughts Of The Young Radicals, A Collection of Essays from The New Republic. New Republic, .75. We Accuse by the Vietnam Day Committee. Diablo Press, $1.00. The New Student Left by Mitchell Cohen and Dennis Hale. Beacon Press, $4.95. On the new left there are three interpretations of liberalism: corporate liberalism, conservative liberalism, and fascist liberalism. The further left one proceeds the more choric these interpretations appear. The last, with its attendant vocabulary, is of particular interest. Those who subscribe to it view liberalism as a conspiracy imposed by the old left and its former enemies. They are therefore hostile to the idea of political dialectic, and have little use for activists like Bayard Rustin and Michael Harrington, who are willing to make their radicalism programmatic. It is customary for them to begin—and terminate—argument with the declaration that current Ameri

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By Ronald Berman

The New Radicals by Paul Jacobs and Saul Landau. Vintage Books, $1.95. Thoughts Of The Young Radicals, A Collection of Essays from The New Republic. New Republic, .75. We Accuse […]

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