The Changing World of New York Intellectuals

"The Changing World of New York Intellectuals" (A letter to the editor), New York Times, September 29, 1985.


In his article on New York’s intellectuals, James Atlas quotes me as saying that it was a tradition among New York intellectuals to marry money.

Obviously, Mr. Atlas misheard some remark or other in the course of our brief telephone conversation. I didn’t say that, I couldn’t have said that – it is so far from the truth.

New York Times