People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province

Goodman, Paul
Publisher:  Vintage, New York, USA
Year Published:  1968
Pages:  437pp     Dewey:  362.042
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6484

Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.


Book I:
Table of Contents

1. Prima Facie Objections
2. The Sentiment of Powerlessness in American History
3. Some Baronial Domains
4. Un-free Enterprise
5. Comparative Costs
6. Personnel and Persons
7. Cyclical Swing

Appendix I - "Getting Into Power"
Appendix II - Avoiding Responsibility
Appendix III - Memorandum to the Poverty Program
Appendix IV - Memorandum to the Office of Education
Appendix V - Memorandum to the Ford Foundation
Appendix VI - A New Deal for the Arts
Appendix VII - Engaged Editing
Appendix VIII - An Example of Spontaneous Administration

Book II
Table of Contents

1. The Empty Society
2. Counter-Forces for a Decent Society
3. The Morality of Scientific Technology
4. Urbanization and Rural Reconstruction
5. The Psychology of Being Powerless
6. Is American Democracy Viable?

Appendix I - three Letters to Decision-Makers
Appendix II - What is American?
Appendix III - The Education Industries
Appendix IV - A.J. Muste and People in Power
Appendix V - "We Won't Go"
Appendix VI - Rural Life: 1984
Appendix VII - A Causeries at the Military-Industrial

Subject Headings

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