PUBLIC SEMINAR
Critical, open and informed debate, in the spirit of The New School for Social Research
EducationEssaysFeatureNew School Histories

Uncovering the Musical Divide

The tale of two cultures at the Mannes School of Music and The New School

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EssaysFeatureSex & Gender

JFK’s Queer White House

What we can learn about a straight President by looking at the gay men in his orbit

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EssaysFeature

Remembering Jeremy

The Dedication of the Safran Reading Room at NSSR

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Hispanidad and Spain’s Black Legend

Prejudiced myths impact Spain much like they do in the U.S.

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Public Seminar ReviewVolume 1, Issue 2
Second Semester/Summer 2014

The second semester of the Public Seminar is over, and the papers are now in, presented in this our second issue. Here you find short and long essays, supplemented by visual presentations around five major themes: Capitalism and its Alternatives, Democracy and its Enemies, Identities, the Arts and Literature, and Media, Memory and Miscellaneous. Note, though, that the pieces in fact address each other between and among these categories, as they consider “fundamental problems of the human condition and pressing problems of the day, using the broad resources of social research,” staying true to the mission statement of Public Seminar, and to the scholarly and public project of our academic home, The New School for Social Research. -Jeffrey Goldfarb

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