Only in America

The Temper of Our Time by Eric Hoffer

Working and Thinking on the Waterfront by Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer by Calvin Tompkins, with Aphorisms by Eric Hoffer

Basic Richards

So Much Nearer: Essays Toward a World English by I.A. Richards

Design for Escape: World Education Through Modern Media by I.A. Richards

Under Eastern Eyes

Native Realm by Czeslaw Milosz

Seesaw: Cultural Life in Eastern Europe by Yorick Blumenfeld

Polish Writing Today edited by Celina Wieniawska

New Writing of East Europe edited by George Gömöri, edited by Charles Newman

Poland, Eagle in the East by William Woods

Soviet-East European Dialogue: International Relations of a New Type? by Nish Jamgotch Jr.

A Party Outside Politics

Unity in Diversity: Italian Communism and the Communist World by Donald L.M. Blackmer

Il Bipartitismo Imperfetto: Comunisti e Democristiani in Italia by Giorgio Galli

Peasant Communism in Southern Italy by Sidney G. Tarrow

The Searchers: Conflict and Communism in an Italian Town by Belden Paulson and Athos Ricci


D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.

James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Jack Richardson (1934–2012) was a playwright, novelist and drama critic. His 1960 play, The Prodigal, a retelling of Euripides’ Orestes, won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award. Richardson wrote dramatic criticism for The New York Times, Esquire and Commentary and was a frequent contributor to The Review.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.