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“Democracy Has/Hasn’t a Future…a Present.” New York Times Magazine, 26 May, 30–31, 98–104. Abridged transcript of Theatre for Ideas panel discussion on “the nature and future of democracy” on 3 May at the Friends Meeting House, Gramercy Park, New York City. Besides Mailer, the panelists were Nat Hentoff (moderator), Herbert Marcuse and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Questions from the floor came from Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell. Rpt: As “Democracy: Does It Have a Future?” in Dissent, Power, and Confrontation, edited by Alexander Klein. New York: McGraw Hill, 1971.