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.

Accidental Friends 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.

Mar 18, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Russell Jacoby

Willi the Red Willi the Red

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

Jan 29, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Russell Jacoby

Savage Modernism 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 Friedri...

Sep 25, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Russell Jacoby