Contents


Cautionary Tales

Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics by Jane Jacobs

Night Mail

Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness edited and with an introduction by Carolyn Forché

The Anarch at Twilight

Aladdin’s Problem by Ernst Jünger, translated by Joachim Neugroschel

A Dangerous Encounter by Ernst Jünger, translated by Hilary Barr

The Rediscovery of America

Beyond 1492: Encounters in Colonial North America by James Axtell

American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World by David E. Stannard

1492 and All That: Political Manipulations of History by Robert Royal

European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism by Anthony Pagden

The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. Weber

The Middle Ground: Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650–1815 by Richard White

The Nahuas After the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries by James Lockhart

Ancient Hearts on Fire

In and Out of the Mind: Greek Images of the Tragic Self by Ruth Padel

Classical and Modern Interactions: Postmodern Architecture, Multiculturism, Decline, and other Issues by Karl Galinsky

Is Anti-Semitism Dying Out?

Anti-Semitism: The Longest Hatred by Robert S. Wistrich

The History of Anti-Semitism by Léon Poliakov, translated by Richard Howard

The Satanizing of the Jews: Origin and Development of Mystical Anti-Semitism by Joel Carmichael

Foreigners Out’: Xenophobia and Right-wing Violence in Germany a Helsinki Watch Report

Highlights from an Anti-Defamation League Survey on Anti-Semitism and Prejudice in America.

What Do We Know About Black Anti-Semitism? by Jennifer L. Golub

Attitudes Toward Jews in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia (1991) by Renae Cohen, by Jennifer L. Golub

Attitudes Toward Jews in the Soviet Union: Public Opinion in Ten Republics by Lev Gudkov, by Alex Levinson

Contributors

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

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was an Argentine short story writer, poet, and essayist. His fiction, which drew on his interest in mathematics and detective stories, made him one of the influential writers of the twentieth century. English-language anthologies of his stories include Ficciones, The Aleph, and Labyrinths.

Ian Buruma is currently Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. In Spring 2015, NYRB will reissue his book The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Japan and Germany.

Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of History in the Making.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Lee H. Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He served as vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission and cochairman of the Iraq Study Group and from 1999 to 2010 was president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
 (June 2011)

Arthur Hertzberg (1921–2006) was a Conservative rabbi, scholar and activist. His books include The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism and The Zionist Idea.

Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.


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.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (December 2008)

Alan Ryan’s collected essays The Making of Modern Liberalism and his two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought were published last year.

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics.
 (February 2013)

Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.