Mark Lilla will deliver the twenty-first annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture at 6:30 PM on Thursday, November 3, in the Elebash Recital Hall of the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). His subject will be “On Political Reaction.” Lilla is a professor of humanities at Columbia, the author of The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics and The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction, among other books, and a frequent contributor to The New York Review.

These lectures, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, honor the late critic, editor, and political writer Irving Howe (1920–1993), who taught at the City University of New York from 1963 to 1986. They are made possible by a generous gift from the late Max Palevsky and are free and open to the public. For additional information please call 212-817-2005 or consult the website of the Center for the Humanities, centerforthehumanities.org.

Morris Dickstein
Center for the Humanities
CUNY Graduate Center
New York City