Irving Louis Horowitz

Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt distinguished professor emeritus of sociology and political science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  He is the author of The Long Night of Dark Intent: A Half Century of Cuban Communism, and coeditor, with Jaime Suchlicki, of 11 editions of the “bible” of Cuban studies, Cuban Communism.

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  • February 2011

    Quo Vadis Fidel

    The emotional turmoil of present-day Cuba she gives voice to as a “detective of the unexpressed” can hardly be excelled by anyone in an overseas context. However the political economy of the moment remains fair game for foreign-policy analysis.

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  • Scholarly Pornography
    April 2009

    Scholarly Pornography

    In January 2005, one of the premier scholarly publishers in the English language, Princeton University Press, published an 80-page pamphlet in book form called On Bullsh-t, by a well-respected philosopher, Harry G. Frankfurt, who had written widely on basic themes in epistemology.

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  • Thomas Szasz Against the Theorists
    January 1996

    Thomas Szasz Against the Theorists

    There is a strange and wondrous story by Edgar Allan Poe called "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether," in which the reader is never quite certain, at least until the end, just who is the superintendent and who is the patient in a Maison de Sante outside of Paris in the first half of the 19th century.

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  • April 1991

    The 'Bottom Line' as American Myth and Metaphor

    The question, "What is the bottom line?" has entered the lexicon of business as a near metaphysical given. It is so frequently applied to events calling for tough decisionmaking that it seems advisable to take a closer look at its meaning.

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  • May 1990

    The Value of Theory

    This volume in tribute to Elizabeth Flower is loosely organized, with scarcely a mention of Flower's work—the presumption doubtless being that the general sentiments and character of her work are best captured by such a gestaltist approach.

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  • The Politics of AIDS Research
    March 1988

    The Politics of AIDS Research

    The epidemic of AIDS highlights a crisis in policy on which the social sciences may shed some light. In the process, it may also move the study of policymaking to some substantial higher ground.

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  • Gatekeeping Functions and Publishing Truths
    April 1987

    Gatekeeping Functions and Publishing Truths

    When a forgery is uncovered or a plagiarized volume appears or a fake letter is adduced to support a mediocre manuscript, cries are sent forth that there is a need for tighter security by publishers.

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  • Media Metaphysics and Mid-Term Results
    February 1987

    Media Metaphysics and Mid-Term Results

    American elections are difficult enough to interpret in Presidential years. In by-election years, like 1986, political analyses assume the proportions of tea-leaf readings—or so television network analyses would seem to suggest.

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  • November 1986

    More Than Funny Pictures

    Collections of previously published cartoons are usually greeted among "serious" readers by a dignified silence signifying anything from contempt to indifference.

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  • The Doctors and the Bomb
    March 1986

    The Doctors and the Bomb

    The furor caused by the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, represented by its two leading sponsors and leaders.

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