Giving God a Hand

Oral Roberts: An American Life by David Edwin Harrell Jr.

Miracles of Seed-Faith by Oral Roberts

The Holy Spirit in the Now by Oral Roberts

He’s the God of a Second Chance! by Richard Roberts

Ashes to Gold by Patti Roberts and Sherry Andrews

I Gotta Be Me by Tammy Bakker and Cliff Dudley

Run to the Roar by Tammy Bakker and Cliff Dudley

To Cross a River by Jimmy Swaggart, with Robert Paul Lamb

The Pre-Adamic Creation and Evolution by Jimmy Swaggart

Catholicism and Christianity by Jimmy Swaggart

Shout it From the Housetops by Pat Robertson, with Jamie Buckingham

Beyond Reason: How Miracles Can Change Your Life by Pat Robertson, with William Proctor

Answers to 200 of Life’s Most Probing Questions by Pat Robertson

Salvation for Sale: An Insider’s View of Pat Robertson’s Ministry by Gerard Thomas Straub

All Conquers Love

Les Liaisons dangereuses a play by Christopher Hampton, from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos, directed by Howard Davies. at the Music Box Theater, New York City

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Christopher Hampton

Summing Up Sartre

Sartre: A Life by Annie Cohen-Solal, translated by Anna Cancogni, edited by Norman MacAfee

Sartre: A Life by Ronald Hayman

Sartre’s Second Critique by Ronald Aronson

A Preface to Sartre by Dominick LaCapra

The Politics of Prose: Essay on Sartre by Denis Hollier, translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, foreword by Jean-François Lyotard

Simone de Beauvoir: Witness to a Century edited by Hélène Vivienne Wenzel

Simone de Beauvoir: A Life…A Love Story by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier, translated by Lisa Nesselson


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their ­Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Frederick C. Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

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.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His ­seventh collection of poetry, In a Mist, was published in March 2015.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His essay in the October 22, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, The Other Paris, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. His essay in this issue is partly drawn from a speech he delivered in November for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Ukraine Foundation, which promotes democracy and human rights in Ukraine.
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John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.