Contents


Sade’s Theater

The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss. Performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Peter Brook

Guided Tour

The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War: 1890-1914 by Barbara W. Tuchman

Man of Letters

Collected Letters: Volume I (1874-1897) by Bernard Shaw, edited by Dan H. Laurence

The Unrepentant Pilgrim: A Study of the Development of Bernard Shaw by J. Percy Smith

G. B. Shaw: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by R.J. Kaufmann

Man and Superman

The Living Races of Man by Carleton S. Coon, by Edward E. Hunt Jr.

An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species by Samuel Stanhope Smith, edited by Winthrop D. Jordan

Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race by Ashley Montagu

Contributors

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

Edmund R. Leach (1910–1989) was a British anthropologist. He is widely credited with introducing Anglophone readers to the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Leach served as provost of King’s College, Cambridge from 1966 until 1979; he was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1972 and knighted in 1975. A two-volume selection of his writings, The Essential Edmund Leach, was published by Yale University Press in 2001.

George Lichtheim (1912–1973) was a scholar of Marx and Marxism. Lichtheim was a regular contributor to The Review and a contributing editor of Commentary. His books include From Marx to Hegeland Europe in the Twentieth Century.

Dwight Macdonald (1906–1982) was born in New York City and educated at Exeter and Yale. On graduating from college, he enrolled in Macy’s executive training program, but soon left to work for Henry Luce at Time and Fortune, quitting in 1936 because of cuts that had been made to an article he had written criticizing U.S. Steel. From 1937 to 1943, Macdonald was an editor of Partisan Review and in 1944, he started a journal of his own, Politics, whose contributors included Albert Camus, Victor Serge, Simone Weil, Bruno Bettelheim, James Agee, John Berryman, Meyer Schapiro, and Mary McCarthy. In later years, Macdonald reviewed books for The New Yorker, movies for Esquire, and wrote frequently for The New York Review of Books.

John Thompson is an English sociologist. He has published several studies of the media and communication in modern societies, including The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Mediaand Political Scandal: Power and Visibility in the Media Age.