Andre Schiffrin, a legend in progressive publishing, was managing director at Pantheon for 30 years, before starting The New Press. He’s the author of The Business of Books. Ever concerned about the corporate takeover of book publishing he wrote, “Books today have become mere adjuncts to the world of mass media, offering light entertainment and reassurances that all is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds. The resulting control on the spread of ideas is stricter than anyone would have thought possible in a free society.” He passed away in 2013.
|Date Recorded||Program Title||Handle|
|2003: 02/24||The Business of Books||SCHA001|