The Politics of Loss

Article by Ira Nerken

Book Review: Falling from Grace: The Experience of Downward Mobility in the American Middle Class, by Katherine Newman. Free Press, 320 pp., $22.95.   A debate has been raging over whether the U.S. is in the midst of military, economic and social decline — whether it is and will remain Number One. Yale historian Paul …

The Universal Declaration at 50: Changing the World?

Article by Douglass Cassel

December 10, 1998 marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nation’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I believe that the continuing impact of this historic document is changing the world for the better; even though doubters can point to considerable contrary evidence. On the 44th anniversary of the Universal Declaration, for example, …