The Old Frontier

America’s Frontier Heritage by Ray Allen Billington

Turner and the Sociology of the Frontier edited by Richard Hofstadter, edited by Seymour Martin Lipset

Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann

America’s Western Frontiers: The Exploration and Settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West by John A. Hawgood

Philosophy in a Cold Climate

Gnosiology by Tadeusz Kotarbinski, translated by Olgierd Wojtasiewicz

Praxiology by Tadeusz Kotarbinski, translated by Olgierd Wojtasiewicz

Polish Analytical Philosophy by Henryk Skolimowski

Philosophy and Ideology by Z.A. Jordan

A Philosophy of Man by Adam Schaff

The Alienation of Reason by Leszek Kolakowski

Der Mensch Ohne Alternative by Leszek Kolakowski

A Genuine Fake

Prince of Aesthetes: Count Robert de Montesquiou, 1855-1921 by Philippe Jullian, Translated from the French by John Haylock and Francis King


Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

William H. Gass (1924–2017) was an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and taught philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012).

John Higham is Professor of History Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University and the editor of Civil Rights and Social Wrongs: Black—White Relations Since World War II, which has just been published. (November 1997)

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.

Andrew Kopkind (1935–1994) was a journalist and editor. Kopkind’s work chronicled the turbulence of the American sixties and seventies; he wrote on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War era, and the rise of Ronald Regan in Time Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic, where he served as associate editor. An anthology of his work, The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, was published in 1995.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.