Contents


Soul Food

Is There “Life” on Earth? An Introduction to Gurdjieff by J.G. Bennett

Gurdjieff: Making a New World by J.G. Bennett

Views from the Real World: Early Talks of Gurdjieff As Recollected by His Pupils

The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution by P.D. Ouspensky

Talks with a Devil by P.D. Ouspensky

How Thieu Hangs On

Relief and Rehabilitation of War Victims in Indochina: One Year after the Cease-fire Escapees, Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and

Current Economic Position and Prospects of the Republic of South Vietnam Development Association International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International

The Economic Promise of the Republic of Vietnam Ministry of Finance, Saigon

Letters, Reports and Interviews of Graham Martin, US Ambassador to Vietnam American Report, April 15, 1974; US News and World Report, April 29, 1974 Reproduced in Congressional Record, March 19 and April 2, 1974;

Letters Between Senator Kennedy and Dr. Kissinger, March 13 and 14, 1974 Reproduced in Congressional Record

Indochina Today and US and Indochina by Indochina Resource Center

Looking Backward

Radical Paradoxes: Dilemmas of the American Left, 1945-1970 by Peter Clecak

Four Reforms: A Guide for the Seventies by William F. Buckley Jr.

Gothic Guesswork

The Wonder-Worker by Dan Jacobson

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis

Lord Richard’s Passion by Mervyn Jones

Contributors

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

D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.

Simon Head is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and Director of Programs for the New York Review of Books Foundation. He is the author of Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans (2014).

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do, and, most recently, Famine, Affluence, and Morality. (May 2016)

Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.

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.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)