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    The Further Responsibility of Intellectuals

    Stephan Michelson
    This book is about numbers. It is not about children, adults, or other kinds of people; it is not about schools, families, or other kinds of institutions. It is an application of a standard statistical technique to several sets of data, deriving therefrom several summary statistics. The work does not help us understand what structural relationships are hidden behind the numbers. It does not tell us from whose perspective these numbers may be meaningful. It does not investigate whether there are identifiable groups of people to whom these numbers do not apply. There are inherent contradictions between this book as a statistical study, as a statement of issues, and as a political document. Announced to the world at the Waldorf Astoria, delivered with appropriate summary in The Saturday Review, and sold through full-page advertisements in the New York Times, it must be seen by the author as an important contribution to debate over public issues.

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    Spring 1973 Issue


    Desegregating Urban Schools
    A Review of Techniques
    Gordon Foster
    Perspectives on Inequality
    After Apple-Picking
    Philip W. Jackson
    Forensic Social Science
    Alice M. Rivlin
    A Black Response to Christopher Jencks's Inequality and Certain Other Issues
    Ronald Edmonds, Andrew Billingsley, James Comer, James M. Dyer, William Hall, Robert Hill, Nan McGehee, Lawrence Reddick, Howard F. Taylor, Stephen Wright
    The Further Responsibility of Intellectuals
    Stephan Michelson
    Proving the Absence of Positive Associations
    Lester C. Thurow
    Social Policy, Power, and Social Science Research
    Kenneth B. Clark
    Comments on Inequality
    Beverly Duncan
    Equality of Opportunity and Equality of Results
    James S. Coleman
    Inequality in Retrospect
    Christopher Jencks
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