“A war was about to start. Knots of wide-eyed people gathered in
courtyards, in open fields, on street corners….
A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan’s formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
A review of Cherry, by Mary Karr; On Writing, by Stephen King; and Ghost Light, by Frank Rich.
Chris Kraus reviews Cool for You, by Eileen Myles.
Unusually sensitive to the fast-changing character of liberal social structures, C. Wright Mills proved impervious to the bitter ironies of reform.