Crisis in Black and White by Charles E. Silberman

The New Equality by Nat Hentoff

White and Black: Test of a Nation by Samuel Lubell

Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King

To Be Equal by Whitney Young


Parapsychology: An Insider’s View of ESP by J. Gaither Pratt

Croiset the Clairvoyant by Jack Harrison Pollack

Experimental Psychical Research by Robert H. Thouless

Lectures on Psychical Research by C.D. Broad

The Big Two

Political Power: USA-USSR: Similarities and Contrasts, Convergence or Evolution by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel P. Huntington


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

Bernard Bergonzi is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick.

Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry. The poems in this issue will appear in Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments, edited by Alice Quinn, to be published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (March 2006)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Robert Penn Warren was an American novelist, poet and critic.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

William Styron (1925–2006) was the author of several novels, including Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner.