Contents


Pecking Orders

Empires in the Balance: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to April 1942 by H.P. Willmott

From Conquest to Collapse: European Empires from 1815 to 1960 by V.G. Kiernan

The Pattern of Imperialism: The United States, Great Britain, and the Late-Industrializing World Since 1815 by Tony Smith

War and Change in World Politics by Robert Gilpin

Why Are You Scared?

Risk and Culture: An Essay on the Selection of Technical and Environmental Dangers by Mary Douglas, by Aaron Wildavsky

Acceptable Risk by Baruch Fischhoff, by Sarah Lichtenstein, by Paul Slovic, by Steven L. Derby, by Ralph L. Keeney

Reds

The Red Smith Reader edited by Dave Anderson

To Absent Friends from Red Smith by Red Smith

Late Innings: A Baseball Companion by Roger Angell

1947—When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball by Red Barber

Classic Classicists

History of Classical Scholarship by U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, translated by Alan Harris, edited with an introduction and notes by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Contributors

Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.


Wilfrid Sheed (1915–2011) was a British-American novelist and critic.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Stone at Delphi: Seamus Heaney’s Poems with Classical References, Selected and Introduced by Helen Vendler appeared earlier this year in a limited edition.
 (November 2013)

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.