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Worlds in Waiting: The Promise of Little Magazines

One of the best attended panels at the most recent S-USIH Conference in Washington, DC was the opening night plenary on “Little Magazines.” The following is the contribution to the panel by David Marcus, who is co-editor of Dissent and a PhD candidate in US intellectual history at Columbia. David is writing a dissertation titled, “Philosophy for the Present: Hannah Arendt, Sheldon Wolin, and the Revival of American Political Thought.” The following will also appear in Dissent.I. The Living Room Movement 1. Dissent was founded in 1954 by Irving Howe, Lewis Coser, and a motley crew of socialists, European Read more