Contents


The Republican Promise

Contract With America

On the Edge: The Clinton Presidency by Drew Elizabeth

Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street, and the Frustration of American Politics by Kevin Phillips

The Politics of the High-Wage Path: The Challenge Facing Democrats by Ruy A. Teixeira

Heade Storms

Ominous Hush: The Thunderstorm Paintings of Martin Johnson Heade The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 4, 1994–January 8, 1995

Ominous Hush: The Thunderstorm Paintings of Martin Johnson Heade catalog of the exhibition by Sarah Cash, technical notes by Claire M. Barry

The Fabulous Five

The Philby Files: The Secret Life of Master Spy Kim Philby by Genrikh Borovik, edited and with an introduction by Phillip Knightley

My Five Cambridge Friends: Burgess, Maclean, Philby, Blunt, and Cairncross by their KGB Controller by Yuri Modin, by Jean-Charles Deniau, by Aguieszka Ziarek, translated by Anthony Roberts, Introduction by David Leitch

Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century by Anthony Cave Brown

Contributors

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.


Simon Leys (1935–2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was a professor of Chinese studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys’s writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, and other periodicals. Among his books are The Hall of Uselessness (NYRB Classics), Chinese Shadows, Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Boyer Lectures. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.