Author. Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, he was considered a central figure in the intellectual history of the United States in the 20th Century. For over 50 years his works were published extensively in "Vanity Fair", "The New Republic" and "The New Yorker". He produced a remarkable body of books such as "Poets, Farewell!" (1929), "The Triple Thinkers: Ten Essays on Literature" (1938), "The Triple Thinkers: Twelve Essays on Literary Subjects" (1948), "Apologies to the Iroquois" (1960) and "Paris, Rome, Budapest" (1967). As a critic, he was outspoken about US Cold War policies, the Vietnam War and published the book, "The Cold War and the Income Tax: A protest" (1964). In 1963, he was presented with the Presidential Medal of freedom by President Lyndon Johnson. He died at age 77 in Talcottville, New York.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith