The Scar of Race by Paul Sniderman and Thomas Piazza
Mad as Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box, 1992 by Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover
The Lincoln Persuasion: Remaking American Liberalism by David Greenstone
The Devil’s Music Master: The Controversial Life and Career of Wilhelm Furtwängler by Sam H. Shirakawa
Trial of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Third Reich by Fred K. Prieberg, translated by Christopher Dolan
Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, The Man Behind the Bomb by William Lanouette, with Bela Silard, foreword by Jonas Salk
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass by Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton
Raising Black Children: Two Leading Black Psychiatrists Confront the Educational, Social and Emotional Problems Facing Black Children by James P. Comer MD and Alvin F. Poussaint MD
Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalence of Assimilation edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early
Race Matters by Cornel West
The Scar of Race by Paul M. Sniderman and Thomas Piazza
Juan de Herrera: Architect to Philip II of Spain by Catherine Wilkinson Zerner
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale by Miranda Seymour
Love and Friendship by Allan Bloom
Islam and the West by Bernard Lewis
The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir by Telford Taylor
A Crime of Vengeance: An Armenian Struggle for Justice by Edward Alexander
Ethics and Airpower in World War II: The British Bombing of German Cities by Stephen A. Garrett
Remembering in Vain: The Klaus Barbie Trial and Crimes Against Humanity by Alain Finkielkraut, translated by Roxanne Lapidus and Sima Godfrey, Introduction by Alice Y. Kaplan
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.
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. (December 2015)