Impossible Dreams

Intervention and Revolution: The United States in the Third World by Richard J. Barnet

The Discipline of Power by George W. Ball

The Insecurity of Nations by Charles Yost

Gulliver’s Troubles, Or the Setting of American Foreign Policy by Stanley Hoffmann

Conditions of World Order edited by Stanley Hoffmann

Hesse vs. Hesse

The Novels of Hermann Hesse by Theodore Ziolkowski

Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse, translated by Ursule Molinaro

Demian by Hermann Hesse, translated by Michael Roloff, translated by Michael Lebeck

The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse, translated by Hilda Rosner

Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse, translated by Michael Roloff

Whatever Happened to Socialism?

The Decline of Socialism in America, 1912-1925 by James Weinstein

Critics of Society: Radical Thought in North America by T.B. Bottomore

Writers and Partisans: A History of Literary Radicalism in America by James Burkhart Gilbert

Great Expectations

Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expectation and Pupils’ Intellectual Development by Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson

On the Outskirts of HOPE: Educating Youth from Poverty Areas by Helaine S. Dawson

The Nat Turner Case

William Styron’s Nat Turner: Ten Black Writers Respond by John Henrik Clarke and Lerone Bennett Jr. and Alvin F. Poussaint and Vincent Harding and John Oliver Killens and John A. Williams and Ernest Kaiser and Loyle Hairston and Charles V. Hamilton and Mike Thelwell


D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

Robert Mazzocco (1932–2017) was an American poet and critic.

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.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.