Home-grown Radicals

The American as Anarchist: Reflections on Indigenous Radicalism by David DeLeon

Grass-Roots Socialism: Radical Movements in the Southwest, 1895-1943 by James R. Green

From the Pit

To Build a Castle
My Life as a Dissenter
by Vladimir Bukovsky, translated by Michael Scammell

Alarm and Hope by Andrei D. Sakharov, edited by Efrem Yankelevich and Alfred Friendly Jr.

The Damned

Young Adolf by Beryl Bainbridge

The Confessions of Josef Baisz by Dan Jacobson

King of the Jews: A Novel of the Holocaust by Leslie Epstein

The Words of Van Gogh

The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Letters of Vincent van Gogh, 1886-1890: A Facsimile Edition (Amsterdam) with an introduction by V.W. van Gogh

Has China Failed?

China as a Model of Development by Al Imfeld

China’s Economy and the Maoist Strategy by John G. Gurley

China’s Economic Revolution by Alexander Eckstein

Chinese Economy Post-Mao, A Compendium of Papers Volume 1:Policy and Performance States, November 9, 1978 printed for the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United

It Makes You Wonder

Husserl and the Search for Certitude by Leszek Kolakowski

Ethics, Value, and Reality: Selected Papers of Aurel Kolnai introduction by David Wiggins and Bernard Williams

The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur: An Anthology of His Work edited by Charles E. Reagan, edited by David Stewart


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.