Contents


Lost China

The Face of China as Seen by Photographers and Travelers, 1860-1912 preface by L. Carrington Goodrich, commentary by Nigel Cameron

China in Old Photographs, 1860-1910 by Burton F. Beers

The Reasons Why

Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? by Werner Sombart, translated by Patricia M. Hocking and C.T. Husbands

Life Studies

The Three Worlds of Leonid by Leonid Berman, preface by Virgil Thomson, translated by Olivier Bernier

Terror in Freedonia

Cartel by Edward Jay Epstein

The Carlos Contract: A Novel of International Terrorism by David Atlee Phillips

Death of a Politician by Richard Condon

Smoke: Another Jimmy Carter Adventure by Alexander Cockburn and James Ridgeway

Contributors

Abraham Brumberg (1926–2008) was an essayist, editor and translator. His memoir, Journey Through Vanishing Worlds, was published by New Academia in 2007.

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

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

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.

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (December 2017)

Nicholas von Hoffman is a columnist for The Huffington Post.