Bachelor summa cum laude, Yale University, 1957. Master of Arts with 1st class honors, Cambridge University, England, 1959.
With New American Library, 1959-1963. With Pantheon Books, Incorporated, New York York City, 1962-1990, editor, then editor in chief, managing director, 1969-1990. Public Schocken Books subsidiary Pantheon Books Inc., 1987-1990.
President Fund for Indiana Public, New York City, since 1990. Director, editor in chief The New Press, since 1990. Visiting fellow Davenport College, 1977-1979.
Visiting lecturer Yale University, 1977, 79. Board directors The New Press, New York City.
Member council Smithsonian Institution, since 1969. Board directors New York Council for Humanities, since 1978, member executive committee, 1979-1980. Board directors New York Civil Liberties Union.
Member freedom to public committee Association American Publications, 1976-1978. Member visiting committee history department Princeton University, since 1978. Member freedom to read committee American Association of University Professors, since 1985.
Member United States cultural delegate to Peoples Republic China, 1983, 87. Member visiting committee graduate faculty The New School, since 1995. Fellow New York Institute for the Humanities.
Married Maria Elena de la Iglesia, June 14, 1961. Children– Anya, Natalia.