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A Voice Still HeardSelected Essays of Irving Howe$
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Irving Howe and Nina Howe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300203660

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300203660.001.0001

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From the Thirties to the Rise of Neoconservatism: Interview with Stephen Lewis {1983}

From the Thirties to the Rise of Neoconservatism: Interview with Stephen Lewis {1983}

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(p.366) From the Thirties to the Rise of Neoconservatism: Interview with Stephen Lewis {1983}
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A Voice Still Heard
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Irving Howe

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0027

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1983 interview with Stephen Lewis, a Canadian social democrat, for a CBC radio program that took place when Howe was in Toronto. Howe talks about his life and political views. Among the topics he discussed with Lewis are his early Jewish working class antecedents, the origins of his socialism, his days with the Partisan Review, Edmund Wilson and Dwight Macdonald, his collaboration with Saul Bellow, the Right in the 1950s and the neoconservativism of today, and the legitimacy of social democracy.

Keywords:   interview, Irving Howe, Stephen Lewis, socialism, Edmund Wilson, Dwight Macdonald, Saul Bellow, Right, neoconservativism, social democracy

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