in Primary, Works

54.1

“The Meaning of ‘Western Defense.’” Dissent 1 (spring), 157-65. Essay. Greatly revised version of “The Defence of the Compass” (51.4). Mailer’s first appearance came in the second number of Dissent, issued on 1 April. He was a member of the editorial board of Dissent from 1954 until the mid-80s. Rpt: 59.13.