Light from Above

A Voice from the Chorus by Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky), Translated from the Russian by Kyril Fitzlyon, by Max Hayward

The American Revolution: Who Were ‘The People’?

America Confronts a Revolutionary World, 1776-1976 by William Appleman Williams

The American Revolution Within America by Merrill Jensen

The American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism edited by Alfred F. Young

Artisans for Independence: Philadelphia Mechanics and the American Revolution by Charles S. Olton

Tom Paine and Revolutionary America by Eric Foner

The Minutemen and Their World by Robert A. Gross

Bioethics’: The Case of the Fetus

Research on the Fetus: The Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Federal Register

The Ethics of Fetal Research by Paul Ramsey


Sybille Bedford (1911–2006) was a German-born English writer, best known for her partly autobiographical works, including A Legacy and its follow-up, Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education. An outspoken critic of the Nazi regime, Bedford was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an appointed Officer of the OBE. She was awarded the Golden PEN Award in 1993 and, after traveling across Europe and the United States for many years, settled in London where she lived until her death.

Alexander Cockburn edits the newsletter CounterPunch and writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

John Hollander is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech 
and Le Divorce, among other novels. Her most recent book is 
Flyover Lives.