Contents


Easy Living

Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History by Mark Girouard

Waiting for the New Order

The Vast Majority: A Journey to the World’s Poor by Michael Harrington

The Evolution of the International Economic Order by W. Arthur Lewis

1980s Project of the Council on Foreign Relations: Rich and Poor Nations in the World Economy by Albert Fishlow and Carlos Diaz-Alejandro and Richard R. Fagen and Roger D. Hansen

Reducing Global Inequalities by W. Howard Wriggins and Gunnar Adler-Karlsson

Short Reviews

The Dionne Years: A Thirties Melodrama by Pierre Berton

Visions of Glory: A History and a Memory of Jehovah’s Witnesses by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The Horse of Pride: Life in a Breton Village by Pierre-Jakez Hélias, translated and abridged by June Guicharnaud

The Pesticide Conspiracy by Robert van den Bosch

Contributors

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

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

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Leo Marx is the Kenan Professor of American Cultural History (Emeritus) at MIT and most recently the editor, with Bruce Mazlish, of Progress:Fact or Illusion? (July 1999)

Robert Mazzocco (1932–2017) was an American poet and critic.

J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.

Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 2017)

Xan Smiley, a former correspondent in Moscow and Washington, has been the Political Editor, the Europe Editor, and until 
recently the Middle East and Africa Editor of The Economist.
 (December 2014)

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.

Sheldon S. Wolin is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton.