Contents


The Great World Crisis I

World Bank Annual Report 1974

International Monetary Fund, Annual Report of the Executive Directors for the Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 1974

A Time to Choose: America’s Energy Future by the Energy Policy Project of the Ford Foundation, with a foreword by McGeorge Bundy

World Hunger: Causes and Remedies Studies, 1520 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The Energy Crisis by Tad Szulc

By Bread Alone by Lester R. Brown

The Jewish State in Question

Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood by Noam Chomsky

Between Enemies: A Compassionate Dialogue Between an Israeli and an Arab by Amos Elon and Sana Hassan

At Least One Way

No Way by Natalia Ginzburg, translated by Sheila Cudahy

Touch the Water, Touch the Wind by Amos Oz. translated by Nicholas de Lange in collaboration with the author

Contributors

Bernard Avishai teaches political economy at Dartmouth College and business at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of The Tragedy of Zionism, among other books. He was made a Guggenheim fellow in 1987.

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

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.

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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

John Thompson is an English sociologist. He has published several studies of the media and communication in modern societies, including The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Mediaand Political Scandal: Power and Visibility in the Media Age.

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.