Max Lerner


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(1902–92), Russian-born political scientist, teacher, and editor, graduate of Yale (1923), was an editor of The Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, and as a “neo-Marxian liberal” wrote essays on a variety of subjects. His books include It Is Later Than You Think (1938); Ideas Are Weapons (1939); Ideas for the Ice Age (1941); The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes (1943), selections from Holmes's writings; Public Journal (1945) and Actions and Passions (1949), editorials written for the New York paper P.M.; America as a Civilization, Life and Thought in the United States Today (1957); The Unfinished Country (1959), collecting his columns from the New York Post; The Age of Overkill; A Preface to World Politics (1963); Values in Education (1976); and Ted and the Kennedy Legend (1980).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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