Contents


Yes Men

Academic Freedom and Academic Anarchy by Sidney Hook

The Decline of Radicalism; Reflections on America Today by Daniel J. Boorstin

Lost Pussies

The Worm in the Bud by Ronald Pearsall

The Empress Brown by Tom Cullen

Ermyntrude and Esmeralda by Lytton Strachey

What Is Fascism?

The Nature of Fascism edited by S.J. Woolf

Die Deutsche Diktatur Enstehung Struktur Folgen des Nationalsozialismus by Karl Dietrich Bracher

The History of the Nazi Party 1919 to 1933 by Dietrich Orlow

The Limits of Hitler’s Power by Edward N. Peterson

The Unignorable Real

The Collected Stories by Peter Taylor

Pricksongs & Descants by Robert Coover

them by Joyce Carol Oates

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

Contributors

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.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.

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.