The Reagan Variety Show

The Supply-Side Revolution: An Insider’s Account of Policymaking in Washington by Paul Craig Roberts

Presidential Economics: The Making of Economic Policy from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond by Herbert Stein

The Barbaric Counter-Revolution: Cause and Cure by W. W. Rostow

Darn that Darning

Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-class Culture in America 1830–1870 by Karen Halttunen

The Light of the Home: An Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian America by Harvey Green

Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America by Mary Kelley

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose

The Schools Flunk Out

A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future by John I. Goodlad

Horace’s Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School by Theodore R. Sizer

High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America by Ernest L. Boyer

High School Achievement: Public, Catholic, and Private Schools Compared by James S. Coleman and Thomas Hoffer and Sally Kilgore

A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform National Commission on Excellence in Education

Action for Excellence Task Force on Education for Economic Growth

Making the Grade Education Policy, background paper by Task Force on Federal Elementary and Secondary Paul E. Peterson

Educating Americans for the 21st Century Mathematics, Science and Technology National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

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.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Stanford. He is the author of Dostoyevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871–1881. (June 2008)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
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Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

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.

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.