Contents


The Morning After

The Seven Fat Years: And How To Do It Again by Robert L. Bartley

The Bankrupting of America: How the Federal Budget Is Impoverishing the Nation by David P. Calleo

A Self-Made Man

Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal by Townsend Hoopes, by Douglas Brinkley

Eberstadt and Forrestal: A National Security Partnership, 1909–1949 by Jeffrey M. Dorwart

A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler

Tireless Messenger

Provinces: Poems 1987––1991 by Czeslaw Milosz. Translated by the author and Robert Hass

Beginning With My Streets: Essays and Recollections by Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Madeline G. Levine

The Poet’s Work: An Introduction to Czeslaw Milosz by Leonard Nathan, by Arthur Quinn

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.

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. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element and Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know. His latest book is A Palette of Particles.
 (November 2013)

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.

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His most recent book is The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.
 (November 2013)