The Public Interest

Public Interest is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from No. 124, Summer

Christian Socialism in Britain
Americans no longer bother much with political developments in Great Britain. True, an IRA bomb set off in London's theater district, near Harrod's department store, or at other sites favored by American tourists, can garner a few paragraphs in the back...
Cleaning Up Superfund
The cleanup of hazardous wastes is the number one environmental concern of the American people. The government's response: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its Superfund program, which was established by Congress in 1980 and reformed...
Divorce American Style
James and Janne Hayes were married in 1941 as 19-year-old college students. They had four children. With one brief exception, Janne Hayes never worked outside the home. After 25 years of marriage, she filed for divorce under California's fault-based...
Freud and the Culture Wars, Part 3
About one-hundred years ago, Freud published his first major work, Studies on Hysteria, which became a milestone on the road to understanding the complexity of man's nature. To celebrate the centenary of the birth of psychoanalysis, and to examine its...
How Immigration Harms Minorities
The popular press tends to portray proposals to reduce yearly immigration quotas as pitting whites against nonwhites. Yet they are overlooking the fact that the downsides of immigration often fall more heavily and more directly on nonwhites, i.e., on...
On Justice Clarence Thomas
It has been almost five years since Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed as the 106th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. During that time, he has come under sharp and unrelenting criticism from the liberal media. He has also...
The Benefits of Marriage
In a sane or sensible society, marriage is more an answer than a question. Of course, it is never the only answer: In any culture, a noticeable minority never marry, some because they resist for their own reasons what their culture and their families...
What Glass Ceiling?
As the debate over affirmative action heats up, a concerted effort will be made to convince women that they are victims of job discrimination. Currently, a constitutional initiative in California, headed for the November 1996 ballot, threatens to abolish...