Contents


The Party’s Over

Which Side Were You On? The American Communist Party During the Second World War by Maurice Isserman

Steve Nelson, American Radical by Steve Nelson and James R. Barrett and Rob Ruck

Slow Food

Culture and Cuisine: A Journey Through the History of Food by Jean-François Revel, translated by Helen R. Lane

The ‘Truth’ of Karl Popper

Postscript to The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R. Popper, edited by W. W. Bartley

I: Realism and the Aim of Science

II: The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism

III: Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics

Karl Popper by Anthony O'Hear

Contributors

Shaul Bakhash is Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University and the author of The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution. (September 2005)

Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy.
 (May 2016)

Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) was an American critic and biographer. He taught at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory, where he was named Robert W. Professor in 1980. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joycein 1959; a revised edition was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1982.

Arthur Hertzberg (1921–2006) was a Conservative rabbi, scholar and activist. His books include The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism and The Zionist Idea.

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.