• Vol. 1, No. 1: February 1949
    The first years of correspondence contain mainly letters from Sweezy. Most of PAB's letter's from this period are missing. Letters include discussions about socialism, politics in those years, particularly relating to the Soviet Union and its refusal to allow PAB to visit his mother.
  • Vol. 1, No. 2: June 1951
    Many of PAB's letters are missing. Letters include discussion of the American Communist Party, work by Oscar Lange, PAB's paper on National Economic Planning, and political events in Eastern Europe.
  • Vol. 1, No. 3: January 1952
    The first half of correspondence in 1952 includes discussion of J.K. Galbraith's views on imperialism, concentration of capital, Truman's Point Four program, underdevelopment, and Indochina.
  • Vol. 1, No. 4: July 1952
    The third quarter of 1952 correspondence includes discussion of the presidential election, U.S. foreign policy, fascism, the Soviet Party Congress, Un-American Activities Committee.
  • Vol. 1, No. 5: October 1952
    The letters in the fourth quarter of 1952 include first discussion of Monopoly Capital, law of value, fascism, American labor, the Soviet Union, and National Economic planning.
  • Vol. 1, No. 6: January 1953
    The correspondence for 1953 spans January to August, after which PAB spent the fall at Oxford. Discussions include PAB's situation at Stanford, the death of Stalin and the power struggle in Moscow, theory of the economic surplus, Rosa Luxemburg and imperialism, Trotsky, and the specter of McCarthyism.
  • Vol. 1, No. 7: January 1954
    Letters in 1954 include the New Hampshire inquisition against Sweezy, McCarthyism, American foreign policy, underconsumption, the turmoil in the French government, and Soviet stagnation.
  • Vol. 1, No. 8: January 1955
    Letters in 1955 include discussion of Freud and psychoanalysis, the need for a new book on Marxist analysis of advanced capitalism, and letters from Moscow and India during PAB's appointment at the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta.
  • Vol. 1, No. 9: January 1956
    Letters through September 1956 include PAB's final weeks at the Indian Statistical Institute, methodology for working on Monopoly Capital, the Suez Canal, Keynes and state spending, the verdict in Sweezy's case in New Hampshire.
  • Vol. 1, No. 10: October 1956
    Letters in fall of 1956 include much discussion of the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Suez Canal crisis, PAB's theories about intelligence vs. reason, and the heterogeneity of historical dimensions.
  • Vol. 1, No. 11: January 1957
    Letters in winter 1957 include discussion of economic concentration, wages and economic surplus, Hegel and Marx on reason and irrationality, class struggle, and the road to socialism.
  • Vol. 1, No. 12: April 1957
    Letters of April-May 1957 focus on reviews of Political Economy of Growth; in particular, Joan Robinson's review. They also include discussion of underconsumption theory, and the upcoming special summer issue of MR dedicated to Thorstein Veblen on his 100th birthday.
  • Vol. 1, No. 13: June 1957
    Letters of June-July 1957 continue the debate over Thorstein Veblen and his historical place in socialist thought. Letters also include a discussion of post-Stalin politics in the USSR, the outline for their "opus" Monopoly Capital, and Sweezy's Supreme Court victory for academic freedom.
  • Vol. 1, No. 14: August 1957
    Letters of fall 1957 continue the debate over Thorstein Veblen's place in socialist thought, include travel letters by both Pauls, a critique of Political Economy of Growth, and comments on life in the USSR.
  • Vol. 1, No. 15: January 1958
    Letters of winter 1958 include a discussion of a review by Nicholas Kaldor of PEoG, and a discussion of Keynes, government spending, and the relationship of consumption and waste to the economic surplus. Also discussed are substantive plans for their book, Monopoly Capital.
  • Vol. 1, No. 16: May 1958
    Letters of April-July 1958 include discussion of E.S. Mason's critique of economists, PAB's theories on Reason vs Practical Intelligence, socially necessary economic surplus, Marxism and alienation.
  • Vol. 1, No. 17: August 1958
    Letters in latter half of 1958 revolve more around practical matters, but include a discussion of the nature of Marxism, and also on strategies for presenting the material in their book Monopoly Capital
  • Vol. 1, No. 18: January 1959
    Letters in early 1959 include more on the "Nature of Marxism," a discussion on mathematical economics and its applicability to socialist planning, and the beginnings of their debate over the Sino-Soviet divide.
  • Vol. 1, No. 19: April 1959
    Letters in latter 9 months of 1959 cover a wide range of topics, including PAB's notes on the meaning of "intellectual," the current thinking of bourgeois economists, an outline for Monopoly Capital, PMS's plans for a trip to Cuba, and the theory of economic surplus.
  • Vol. 1, No. 20: January 1960
    Letters in 1960 include PMS's reports from Cuba, PMS's temporary teaching appointment at Stanford, a discussion of the economic surplus and socially necessary surplus under monopoly capitalism, and Marx's labor theory of value. PAB is hospitalized with a heart attack at the end of 1960
  • Vol. 1, No. 21: June 1961
    Letters in 1961 only cover 6 months (PMS was at Stanford in first half of 1961), in 2 parts. First part includes discussion of government spending chapter in Monopoly Capital, the economic surplus, the law of value, the Berlin crisis, and prospects for Latin America.
  • Vol. 1, No. 22: September 1961
    Letters in latter half of 1961 discuss the Sino-Soviet rift, PAB's ideas for a book on poverty in the U.S., PAB's "layman's summary" of the theory of the economic surplus, and beginning discussion of the Quality of Society (QoS) chapter in Monopoly Capital.
  • Vol. 1, No. 23: January 1962
    Letters in first 2 months of 1962 include discussion of a new book by Kuznets, the use of language in discussing socialism, economic planning, government absorption of surplus, the Sino-Soviet rift, and juvenile delinquency.
  • Vol. 1, No. 24: March 1962
    Letters in spring 1962 primarily focus on PAB's extensive trip to Europe, the Soviet Union, and Iran, and his observations about the state of socialism and the Left in the various countries he visited. There is also some discussion of the situation at Stanford, and student support.
  • Vol. 1, No. 25: August 1962
    Letters in summer-fall 1962 cover a wide range of topics, including Keynesian economics and the surplus, government spending and inflation, underdevelopment, the situation at Stanford, and the Cuban missile crisis.
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