Contents


Working-Class Casanova

Will & Circumstance: Montesquieu, Rousseau and the French Revolution by Norman Hampson

Journal de ma vie: Jacques-Louis Ménétra, compagnon vitrier au 18e siècle edited by Daniel Roche

Your Host of Hosts

Ronald Reagan: The Politics of Symbolism by Robert Dallek

Reagan Inside Out by Bob Slosser

Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation by Ronald Reagan

The Russians and Reagan by Strobe Talbott, foreword by Cyrus R. Vance

Contributors

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard, is currently a Fellow at the Institut d’études avancées in Paris. (May 2017)

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

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.

Robert G. Kaiser is a former Managing Editor and Associate Editor at The Washington Post, for which he reported from Vietnam between 1969 and 1970. His most recent book is Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t. (June 2018)

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy 
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book is On Betrayal. (March 2018)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.