|| 1940s. A credo for the living -- 1950s. Freud -- The homosexual villain -- What I think of artistic freedom -- Raison d'être -- On lies, power, and obscenity -- Nomination of Ernest Hemingway for president, part I -- Nomination of Ernest Hemingway for president, part II -- The white Negro -- From surplus value to the mass media -- Quick evaluations on the talent in the room -- The mind of an outlaw -- 1960s. Superman comes to the supermarket -- An evening with Jackie Kennedy -- Suicides of Hemingway and Monroe -- Punching Papa -- Some children of the goddess -- Introducing our argument -- Our argument as last presented -- The crazy one -- Black Power -- Looking for the meat and potatoes -- thoughts on Black Power --
1970s. Millett and D.H. Lawrence -- Tango, last tango -- Genius -- Christ, Satan, and the Presidential candidate: a visit to Jimmy Carter in Plains -- Our man at Harvard -- 1980s. Before the literary bar -- Until dead: thoughts on capital punishment -- Discovering Jack H. Abbott -- Marilyn Monroe's sexiest tapes and discs -- All the pirates and people -- Huckleberry Finn, alive at one hundred -- The hazards and sources of writing -- 1990s. Review of American psycho -- How the wimp won the war -- By heaven inspired -- The best move lies close to the worst -- Clinton and Dole: the War of the Oxymorons -- At the point of my pen -- 2000s. Social life, literary desires, literary corruption -- Review of The corrections -- Gaining an empire, losing democracy? -- The white man unburdened -- Immodest proposals -- The election and America's future -- Comment on the passing of George Plimpton -- On Sartre's God problem -- Myth versus hypothesis.