Cleaning Up Snow White

Grimms’ Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the Tales by Ruth B. Bottigheimer

The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar

American Apartheid

The Color Line and the Quality of Life in America by Reynolds Farley and Walter R. Allen

Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social Change by Marian Wright Edelman

Risking the Future: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing edited by Cheryl D. Haynes

The New Black Middle Class by Bart Landry

The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson

The Economic Progress of Black Men in America US Commission on Civil Rights

The State of Black America 1987 edited by Janet Dewart

USA vs. Starrett City Associates 660 Federal Supplement 668 ("benign quotas") US District Court, Eastern District of New York

Count Up

To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor

Mind Tools: The Five Levels of Mathematical Reality by Rudy Rucker


Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.

Les Murray lives in New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Taller When Prone, which appeared alongside an updated edition of his 1996 memoir, Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression. He has been honored by the Australian government with the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to literature, and in 1999 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for the British Commonwealth. His collected poems will be published in the summer of 2014.

Felix Rohatyn is an investment banker and has been a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New York Municipal Assistance Corporation, and US Ambassador to France. (October 2008)

Fritz Stern is University Professor Emeritus and the former provost of Columbia University, with which he has been associated since the 1940s. His many books include The Politics of Cultural Despair (1963), Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder, and the Building of the German Empire (1977), Einstein’s German World (1999), and Five Germanys I Have Known (2006). And he is the author most recently of No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State with Elisabeth Sifton.