A Lost Politics

The Russian Empire 1801-1917 by Hugh Seton-Watson

Russian Intellectual History: An Anthology edited by Marc Raeff, with an Introduction by Isaiah Berlin

Russian Philosophy edited by James M. Edie, edited by James P. Scanlan, edited by Mary Barbara Zeldin, with the collaboration of George L. Kline

Historical Letters by Peter Lavrov, translated with an Introduction and Notes by James P. Scanlan

The Russian Anarchists by Paul Avrich

Danilevsky: A Russian Totalitarian by Robert E. MacMaster

Russian Political Thought: An Introduction by Thornton Anderson

The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture by James H. Billington

Birds at the Pole

The Birds of Chile and Adjacent Regions of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru by A.W. Johnson, illustrated by J.D. Goodall

Birds of the Antarctic by Edward Wilson, edited by Brian Roberts. with Wilson's original illustrations

The Old New Man

The Political Philosophy of Rousseau by Roger D. Masters

Rousseau and the Spirit of Revolt by William H. Blanchard

La nouvelle Héloïse: Julie or the New Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, translated and abridged by Judith H. McDowell

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, translated and introduced by Maurice Cranston


Peter Gay is Director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He wrote Schnitzler’s Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815–1914.

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

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.

Dwight Macdonald (1906–1982) was born in New York City and educated at Exeter and Yale. On graduating from college, he enrolled in Macy’s executive training program, but soon left to work for Henry Luce at Time and Fortune, quitting in 1936 because of cuts that had been made to an article he had written criticizing U.S. Steel. From 1937 to 1943, Macdonald was an editor of Partisan Review and in 1944, he started a journal of his own, Politics, whose contributors included Albert Camus, Victor Serge, Simone Weil, Bruno Bettelheim, James Agee, John Berryman, Meyer Schapiro, and Mary McCarthy. In later years, Macdonald reviewed books for The New Yorker, movies for Esquire, and wrote frequently for The New York Review of Books.

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.