Both of us are grateful for the help we have received from librarians at the State University of New York at Purchase and the New School for Social Research. Particularly, we wish to thank Paula Hane, research librarian at Purchase. The resources of New York City--libraries, universities, book stores, organizations--have greatly facilitated the collection of materials for Is America Necessary?
There are four groups of people whose support has personally helped the authors. (1) Our colleagues in the Social Science Division at Purchase have provided intellectual stimulation and challenged our thoughts. We are personally and intellectually grateful to Mary Edwards, Joe Fashing, John Howard, Esther Newton, and Susan Rennie. (2) From our own education the special influence in developing this work has come from Donald Meiklejohn of the University of Chicago, and Adamantia Pollis of the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. (3) Those associates who have had a political and intellectual impact upon us certainly deserve recognition. They are: Bogdan Denitch, Mary Howard, Dave McReynolds, Stanley Millet, Gerald Schaflander, and Marvin Surkin. (4) Henry Etzkowitz would like to especially thank his Men's Group for its friendship and support, and his brothers and sisters in the East Coast Conference of Socialist Sociologists, in particular, Blanka Eckstein, Marty Oppenheimer, and Peter Stein. He would also like to thank Sally Akan and Roger Mack. Peter Schwab is grateful for the friendship and support of Bobbi and Dan Kurland, Ruth Messinger and the 87th Street Collective, Addie Pollis, and Connie and Lee Shneidman. Both of us would like to thank our editors at West. Finally, Henry Etzkowitz would like to express his love and appreciation to Judy Richman.
New York City November 27, 1975