Khrushchev Forgets

Khrushchev Remembers: The Last Testament translated and edited by Strobe Talbott, with a foreword by Edward Crankshaw, an introduction by Jerrold L. Schecter

People in a Trap

Life Is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera, translated by Peter Kussi

Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera, translated by Suzanne Rappaport, with an introduction by Philip Roth

Good Men Still Live! by Alan Levy

The Case Worker by George Konrád, translated by Paul Aston

TV Guide

The Hundred Million Dollar Lunch by Sterling "Red" Quinlan

Broadcast License Renewal Act: Report, together with Separate Views US House of Representatives, 93rd Congress, 2nd Session

Playing in the FM Band by Steve Post

Was This Empire Necessary?

The Imperial Republic: The United States and the World, 1945-1973 by Raymond Aron

Lessons” of the Past: The Use and Misuse of History in American Foreign Policy by Ernest R. May

The Logic of World Power: An Inquiry into the Origins, Currents, and Contradictions of World Politics by Franz Schurmann

The Cold Warriors: A Policy-Making Elite by John C. Donovan


Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

Andrew Kopkind (1935–1994) was a journalist and editor. Kopkind’s work chronicled the turbulence of the American sixties and seventies; he wrote on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War era, and the rise of Ronald Regan in Time Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic, where he served as associate editor. An anthology of his work, The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, was published in 1995.

Robert Penn Warren (1936–2011) was an American novelist, poet and critic. From 1944 until 1945 he served as Consultant in Poetry—the position would later become Poet Laureate—to the Library of Congress.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.