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Russell Jacoby

Russell Jacoby, a professor of history at UCLA, is the author of The Last Intellectuals, Dialectic of Defeat and other works. His new book, Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age, has just been published by Columbia University Press.


  • Non-fictionMarch 18, 2004

    Accidental Friends

    “One does not jail Voltaire.” So responded the president of France to calls that Jean-Paul Sartre be arrested for backing an independent Algeria.

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  • BiographyJanuary 29, 2004

    Willi the Red

    “This act of incendiarism is the most monstrous act of terrorism so far carried out,” reported a 1933 Berlin newspaper.

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  • Non-fictionSeptember 25, 2003

    Savage Modernism

    A refugee from Nazism and a distinguished New York psychoanalyst, Sandor Rado had thought long and deeply about Hitler’s takeover of Germany. Years ago, the writer Otto Friedrich interviewed hi

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