Contents


Chameleon

Ilya Ehrenburg: Revolutionary, Novelist, Poet, War Correspondent, Propagandist—The Extraordinary Epic of a Russian Survivor material by by Anatol Goldberg, with an introduction, postscript, and additional Erik de Mauny

Good Witches

The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Carlo Ginzburg, translated by John Tedeschi, by Anne Tedeschi

La sorcière de Jasmin by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

The Case of the Crooked Bookman

An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets (2d Edition) by John Carter, by Graham Pollard, edited by Nicolas Barker, by John Collins

A Sequel to ‘An Enquiry’: The Forgeries of H. Buxton Forman and T.J. Wise Re-examined by Nicolas Barker, by John Collins

Welfare’: The Future of an Illusion

The Economic Illusion: False Choices Between Prosperity and Social Justice by Robert Kuttner

Capitalism and the Welfare State: Dilemmas of Social Benevolence by Neil Gilbert

Kate Quinton’s Days by Susan Sheehan

Selective Nontreatment of Handicapped Newborns: Moral Dilemmas in Neonatal Medicine by Robert F. Weir

What Is a Wife Worth? by Michael H. Minton, with Jean Libman Block

Demographic and Socioeconomic Aspects of Aging in the United States Bureau of the Census, US Department of Commerce (Series P-23, No. 138)

Catholic Social Teaching and the US Economy US Bishops Ad Hoc Committee

Contributors

Edwin Frank is the editor of NYRB Classics. His Snake Train: Poems 1984–2013 will be published in early 2015.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics 
at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth, will appear in the spring. (October 2014)

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.


She lives in New York.