The Public Interest

Public Interest is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Spring

Bertrand De Jouvenel's Melancholy Liberalism
OF the major political thinkers of his generation--including Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, Michael Oakeshott, and Leo Strauss--Bertrand de Jouvenel suffers from relative neglect. During the 1950s and 1960s, the French philosopher and political economist...
Courtship Today: The View from Academia
COURTSHIP charts pathways to marriage. Its customs and rituals help individuals negotiate the complex transition from sexual attraction, through love, to lasting marriage. It provides, for better or worse, the moral and emotional education for married...
Is Technology a Threat to Liberal Society?
To say that I know nothing about science would be the understatement of the century. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, but unhappily, I didn't go to Brooklyn Poly. I went to City College instead. I don't know why, just a family tradition. It is true,...
Media and Business Elites: Still in Conflict?
FROM 1979 through 1980, S. Robert Lichter and the senior author of this article surveyed 13 American leadership groups. Two of these groups were businessmen chosen from various Fortune listings and journalists drawn from the country's most important...
Religion in the 2000 Election
A RECENT survey of the role of religion in American life opens: "Few Americans were surprised to find religion a continuing leitmotif in the past year's presidential election." [1] In fact, most Americans were surprised when religion began to emerge...
The Trouble with Parties
THE presidential election of 2000 presented the United States and the world with a vivid lesson in the power of political partisanship and its potentially damaging effects. Through five long weeks of angry confrontations in the legislature, the courts,...
Thinking about a "New Economy
THE Industrial Revolution that began about 200 years ago lives in the collective memory as a cavalcade of inventors and machines: James Watt and the steam engine, Eli Whitney and the cotton gin, Cyrus McCormick and the reaper, Charles Goodyear and...