The Hard Years: A Look at Contemporary America and American Institutions

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Index
Acheson, Dean, 12
Acree, Vernon, 38
Adams, John, 15, 34, 155, 170, 192
Agnew, Spiro, 16, 120, 167, 170
Agricultural Adjustment Act, 11
Aiken, George, 92
Alexander, Donald C., 38
American Farm Bureau Federation, 111
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 110, 111, 113
American Independent party, 85
American Medical Association, 112
American party (Know-Nothings), 84
American Petroleum Institute, 110
Anderson, Jack, 39
Antiballistic-missile system (ABM), 25, 52, 106
Arendt, Hannah, 34
"Ares" (McCarthy), 144-47
Arms sales, 52-53
Ashbrook, John, 92
Association of American Railroads, 110
Atomic Energy Commission, 55
B-1 bomber, 54, 55
Baker, Howard H., Jr., 217
Baker report, 43
Ball, George, 101
"Barbara Frietchie" (Whittier), 139- 40
Barker, Bernard, 179
Barkley, Alben, 18
Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 22
"Battle Hymn of the Republic, The" (Howe), 139
Bayh, Birch, 27
Bennett, John Coleman, 187-88
Benton, Walter, 136, 139
Berrigan, Daniel, 31, 102
Berrigan, Philip, 31
Bill of Rights, 29
Black-nationalist organizations, 35
Bly, Robert, 142
Bolt, Robert, 101
"Bomber, The" (Lowell), 138, 141
Bowering, George, 141
Branigan, Roger, 219
Brown, Jerry, 124
Brown, Sam, 124
Bryan, William Jennings, 20
Buchanan, James, 83
Buckley, William F., Jr., 173
Bundy, McGeorge, 98
Bunker, Ellsworth, 51
Bureaucracy, 35-44
Burger, Warren, 28, 31
Burke, Edmund, 158
"Burrow, The" (Kafka), 59
Busing, 30
Bynner, Witter, 138
Byron, Lord, 137
Calley, William L., Jr., 218
Cambodia, bombing of, 25, 47, 119, 131, 178, 184
Carswell, G. Harrold, 27
Case, Clifford, 26
Cass, Lewis, 83
Caulfield, John, 38, 39
Censorship, 182-84
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 22, 24-25, 36, 41-44, 50, 58-60, 132
Channing, Carol, 174
Chaucer, Geoffrey, 213
Chesterton, G. K., 97, 148, 160
Chile, 58, 61, 132
China, 10, 76, 98
Church, Frank, 26
Churchill, Winston, 130
Citadel, The (White), 20
Civil-rights issue, 22, 26, 29, 92, 155, 168
Civil War, 3; poetry, 139-40
Clarke, Austin, 141, 143
Clausewitz, Karl von, 47
Clifford, Clark, 102
Coffin, William Sloane, Jr., 180
Colby, William, 43
Cold war, 23

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction by Tom Wicker vii
  • Preface xix
  • Part I - Institutions 1
  • 1 - Toward a More Responsible Presidency 3
  • 2 - The Vice President as Crown Prince 15
  • 3 - Changes in the Congress 19
  • 4 - The Courts, the Last Appeal 28
  • 5 - Court of Ideas 32
  • 6 - A Kind Word for the Bureaucrats 35
  • 7 - A Kind Word for the Military 45
  • 8 - A Warning About the Military Establishment 49
  • 9 - The Cia and the Inner Ring 58
  • 10 - The Corporations 61
  • 11 - The Universities 68
  • 12 - The Democratic and Republican Parties 75
  • 13 - Alternatives to the Major Parties 80
  • Part II - Operations 87
  • 14 - A Hard Look at the Primaries 89
  • 15 - Personality Cults 96
  • 16 - The Cult of the Expert 97
  • 17 - A Good and Becoming Exit 100
  • 18 - Listen to Mr. Parkinson 104
  • 19 - The Sst: Object Lesson in Dynamics of Opposition 106
  • 20 - The Lobbyists 109
  • 21 - Grant Park, Chicago 116
  • 22 - Marching on Washington 118
  • 23 - Changing America 122
  • Part III - Principles 125
  • 24 - Innocence in Politics 127
  • 25 - Language and Politics 130
  • 26 - Poetry and War 135
  • 27 - Ares 144
  • 28 - Intellectuals and Politics 148
  • 29 - Out of Phase 155
  • 30 - Trouble in the Economics Community 158
  • 31 - Constitutional Amendments 165
  • 32 - Five Systems of Justice 170
  • 33 - The Enemies List 173
  • 34 - Censorship 182
  • Part IV - A Good Person is Not So Hard to Find 185
  • 35 - John Bennett 187
  • 36 - Emerson Hynes 189
  • 37 - John Kennedy 190
  • 38 - Dan and Doris Kimball 193
  • 39 - Robert Lowell 196
  • 40 - Wayne Morse 197
  • 41 - Lewis Mumford 203
  • 42 - Eleanor Roosevelt 205
  • 43 - Frank Rosenblatt 207
  • 44 - Adlai Stevenson 208
  • Notes 215
  • Index 223
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