Mind as Passion

The Tongue Set Free: Remembrance of a European Childhood by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel

The Conscience of Words by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel

Earwitness: Fifty Characters by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel

The Human Province by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel

The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit by Elias Canetti, translated by J.A. Underwood

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti, translated by Carol Stewart

Auto-da-Fé by Elias Canetti, translated by C.V. Wedgwood

Dictator Marx?

Marxism After Marx by David McLellan

The Two Marxisms: Contradictions and Anomalies in the Development of Theory by Alvin W. Gouldner

Marx on the Choice between Socialism and Communism by Stanley Moore

Karl Marx and the Anarchists by Paul Thomas

Marxism: For and Against by Robert L. Heilbroner


Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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.

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)

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

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

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

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.

James Wolcott is a columnist for Vanity Fair. (October 2018)

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.

Nicholas von Hoffman is a columnist for The Huffington Post.