I must thank one of my very regular contributors, Aftab, of the old days representing our timer in Stephen's, for drawing my attention to this Obituary.
Melvin J. Lasky
Cold Warrior editor of the controversially funded 'Encounter'
21 May 2004
Melvin Jonah Lasky, journalist and writer: born New York 15 January 1920;
Editor and Publisher, Der Monat 1948-58, 1978-83; Editor, Encounter 1958-90;
married 1947 Brigitte Newiger (one son, one daughter; marriage dissolved 1974);
died Berlin 19 May 2004. ...more
The full obituary can be read online at
Certainly brought back memories of my time in the Stephanian Reading Room!!