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Gerald Howard

25 September 2013

“The idea that I have called ‘the politics of authenticity’ is a dream of an ideal community in which individuality will not be subsumed and sacrificed, but fully developed and expressed.” Yes, we thought and dreamed that way, and Berman put such yearnings in the context of the Romantic Age and even Marxist ideology. The student left was driven in large part by a desire for just this sort of authenticity. More…

28 February 2012

Barney Rosset not only had taste, he had nerve and he was shrewd as hell. When Doubleday, frightened by the assassination of Malcolm X, refused to publish the Alex Haley–ghosted Autobiography, Grove stepped up to the plate and acquired one of the most important books in the history of American race relations—and made a boatload of money in the bargain. More…