The New York Review of Books

  title={The New York Review of Books},
  author={Stephen Fender},
It comes as something ofa surprise to reflect that the New York Review ofBooks is now over twenty years old. Even people of my generation (that is, old enough to remember the revolutionary 196os but not young enough to have taken a very exciting part in them) think of the paper as eternally youthful. In fact, it has gone through years of relatively quiet life, yet, as always in a competitive journalistic market, it is the controversies that attract the interest of the reader and to which the… 

Holocaust Views: The Goldhagen Controversy in Retrospect

  • I. Deák
  • History, Art
    Central European History
  • 1997
Holocaust literature is one of the richest devoted to a single event; it is also one of the newest. In the 1950s and '60s one could count on one's fingers the monographs that dealt with the

A Half-Century of Controversy The Alger Hiss Case (U)

It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are not

Book Reviews

On seeing Dalby’s book, I confess that my first thought was “please, not another book on the History of Language, or at least not another one on the History of the English Language.” But it is not

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Editor’s Note: My professional career as a scholar of Middle East studies began more than 50 years ago as a graduate student, aspiring to learn more about the region where I had lived for two

Jews against Themselves

Rarely has a book so thoroughly and eloquently identified, analyzed, and rebuked a form of thinking that endangers the very democracy from which that thinking arose. In this case, one might call the

Book Review: This changes everything: Capitalism vs. the climate

It is hard to know how to approach the phenomenon that is Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate. In case you’ve been living in a remote cave for the last 12 months, this

Meeting the Enemy: An Essay Review of Noam Chomsky : A Life of Dissent by Robert F. Barsky

  • T. Knapp
  • Art
    The Analysis of verbal behavior
  • 1997
Ever since the late 1950s, when his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior appeared in the journal Language, he has been a source of troubled thoughts for radical behaviorists: Noam Chomsky,

Will the Real Charles Darwin Please Stand Up?

  • M. Ruse
  • Education
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1993
C HARLES Robert Darwin is a mystery man. He is one of the three or four most famous scientists of all time. He was acknowledged as such during his lifetime, and so (unlike Mendel, for example) there

Modernization and its Discontents : A Perspective from the Sociology of Knowledge

more detailed comments or discussions and help with the clarification of some difficult points. Art Stevens provided excellent research assistance. None of them is responsible for any errors. This

The End Once Again: Art and Politics at the Close of the Century

Taking the measure of the zeitgeist is never an easy task, with every thing to recommend avoiding it. Yet here we are, near the end of a century, indeed a millennium, and the temptation seems more



Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769

Book I: Of the Rights of Persons (1765) Book II: Of the Rights of Things (1766) Book III: Of Private Wrongs (1768) Book IV: Of Public Wrongs (1769)

The Bill of Rights : a documentary history

The Militia Clause of the Constitution

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, edited by W.B

  • Todd (Oxford University Press/Clarendon Press,
  • 1976