Freeman

November 1972

Volume 22, 1972

FEATURES

Six Ideas to Keep Us Human

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by EDMUND OPITZ

The first of two articles on six humanizing concepts that might save us from the "new materialism."

You Rascal, You!

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by LEONARD E. READ

The domineering habit that leads to war begins in our most intimate relationships.

The Roots of "Anticapitalism"

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by ERIK KUEHNELT-LEDDIHN

A scholarly look at the forces of envy and reform which would deny the freedom and dignity of man.

The American Economy Is NOT Depression-Proof

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by HANS SENNHOLZ

The natural consequences of inflation and malinvestment are still painful, despite every assurance to the contrary.

Social Inflation

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by PAUL L. POIROT

Would you believe there's now a new kind of inflation, caused by excessive government spending!

I Visit a Managed Society

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by ORIEN JOHNSON

"I am determined," he said, "not to be conditioned to apathy."

The Founding of the American Republic: 16. Making the Constitution

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The background of the men and the miracle they wrought at the convention in Philadelphia.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1972/11

NOVEMBER 01, 1972 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Eliot and his Age" by Russell Kirk

"The Ideological Imagination" by Louis J. Halle


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