‘Not Theories at All but Truths’

by Victor Chen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781532073199

About the Book

“The only way my books can help to bring to a resolution such problems as the U.S.-North Korean enmity is to be read and taken seriously . . . If ‘denuclearization’ is to be achieved, I believe, it ought not to be through the erasure of my own work but through a new understanding of many myths held by America and other powers.”

That is the author’s statement on the unique situation in which he finds himself. This latest selection of his papers refers to leaders like Winston Churchill and the Kennedys, to institutions like Harvard and Oxford, and to illusions like the moon landings and AIDS. It includes attempts to win freedom from intrusions on his mind and body, some family pictures and history, and an index.

About the Author

Victor Chen was born in China in 1945, educated at Yale, Harvard, and Oxford, and was on the staff of The New Yorker in the 1970s. His seven previous books include The Age of Illusion, Lines in the Dirt, and In the Temple of the Philistines.