Contents


Two Years That Shook the World

The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd by Alexander Rabinowitch

The Russian Revolution: A Study in Mass Mobilization by John L.H. Keep

Class Struggles in the USSR: First Period 1917-1923 by Charles Bettelheim, translated by Brian Pearce

The File on the Tsar by Anthony Summers and Tom Mangold

The Secret Police in Lenin’s Russia by Lennard D. Gerson

Dissatisfactions of Power

The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Volume I: Minister of Housing, 1964-1966 by Richard Crossman

The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Volume II: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1966-1968 (to be published in August, 1977, by Holt, Rinehart & Winston) by Richard Crossman

Selling the Sun

Space Colonies by T.A. Heppenheimer

The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space by Gerard O'Neill

Solar Energy and America’s Future and Development Administration (ERDA) Commerce 5285 Port Royal Rd. Springfield, Virginia 22161 prepared by the Stanford Research Institute for the Energy Research

Contributors

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

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

Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.

Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

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.

Claire Tomalin is the author of many biographies, among them Jane Austen: A Life and Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self. Her new book, Charles Dickens: A Life, will be published in October. (September 2011)

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.