The Devils of Hiroshima

Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars by George L. Mosse

The Bomb by Makoto Oda

The Genocidal Mentality: Nazi Holocaust and Nuclear Threat by Robert Jay Lifton and Eric Markusen

Ancient Kids

Children and Childhood in Classical Athens by Mark Golden

Adults and Children in the Roman Empire by Thomas Wiedemann

Back to Bork

The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law by Robert H. Bork

Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America by Ethan Bronner

The People Rising: The Campaign Against the Bork Nomination by Michael Pertschuk and Wendy Schaetzel

The Impasse Over Israel

Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice by John Quigley

Israel, Palestinians and the Intifada: Creating Facts on the West Bank by Geoffrey Aronson

Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder by Janet Wallach and John Wallach

Palestine and Israel: The Uprising and Beyond by David McDowall

The False Prophet: Rabbi Meir Kahane
From FBI Informant to Knesset Member
by Robert I. Friedman


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel ­The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a philosopher and historian of ideas who held the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory at Oxford. The final volume of his correspondence, Affirming: Letters 1975–1997, in which the letter in the October 8, 2015 issue appears, will be published in December 2015.

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.

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

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.