Understanding White Racists

Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm

Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics by Erich Fromm

The Authoritarian Personality by Theodor Adorno et al.

Psychoanalytic Study of Society edited by Warner Muensterberger, edited by Sidney Axelrad

White Racism by Joel Kovel

One Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Toward Mankind by Simone Weil, translated by Arthur Wills

Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel by C. Vann Woodward

Trouble in the Family

The Last Year of Leo Tolstoy by Valentin Bulgakov, translated by Ann Dunnigan, with an Introduction by George Steiner

Tolstoy, My Father: Reminiscences by Ilya Tolstoy, translated by Ann Dunnigan

Short Reviews

My Land is Dying by Harry Caudill

The French Student Uprising, November 1967-June 1968: An Analytical Record edited by Alain Schnapp, edited by Pierre Vidal-Naquet

Water Wasteland: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on Water Pollution by David Zwick and Marcy Benstock


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at MIT.

Robert Coles is a psychiatrist and writer. Until recently, he was the Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. His many books include The Moral Intelligence of Children and Bruce Springsteen’s America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Coles received a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Children of Crisis, a MacArthur Award in 1981, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, and the National Humanities Medal in 2001.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1927-2000) was an American social critic and scholar of education. His books include Coming of Age in America and Growth and Acquiescence.

Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics—before Growing Up Absurd, cancelled by its original publisher and turned down by a number of other presses, was brought out by Random House in 1960.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

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.