A Question of Confidence

Roosevelt and Churchill 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West by Joseph P. Lash

Roosevelt and Churchill: Their Secret Wartime Correspondence edited by Francis L. Loewenheim, edited by Harold D. Langley, edited by Manfred Jonas

Capitalism & Socialism: Declining Returns

The Twilight of Capitalism by Michael Harrington

The Unseen Revolution: How Pension Fund Socialism Came to America by Peter F. Drucker

“The Falling Share of Profits,” by William D. Nordhaus. in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, edited by Arthur M. Okun and George L. Perry

Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade-off by Arthur M. Okun

Machines for Sentiment

Jean-Baptiste Greuze: 1725-1805 1976-January 23, 1977 (Also at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, March 5-May 1, 1977, and at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, June 4-July 31, 1977) Selection and catalogue by Edgar Munhall. For exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, December 1,


Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby by Geoffrey Wolff


Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Constantine Cavafy was born in Alexandria in 1863 and died there in 1933. He wrote most of his poems while employed in the Third Circle of Irrigation of the Ministry of Public Works. (June 2005)

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Edmund Keeley is Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus at Princeton. His latest books are Borderlines: A Memoir and the novel Some Wine for Remembrance. (November 2007)

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.

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)

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) is widely regarded as the preeminent American man of letters of the twentieth century. Over his long career, he wrote for Vanity Fair, helped edit The New Republic, served as chief book critic for The New Yorker, and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Wilson was the author of more than twenty books, including Axel’s Castle, Patriotic Gore, and a work of fiction, Memoirs of Hecate County.