The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens
George Cruikshank’s Life, Times, and Art by Robert L. Patten
They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era by E.J. Dionne Jr.
In Defense of Government: The Fall and Rise of Public Trust by Jacob Weisberg
Left for Dead: The Life, Death, and Possible Resurrection of Progressive Politics in America by Michael Tomasky
Values Matter Most: How Republicans or Democrats or a Third Party Can Win and Renew the American Way of Life by Ben J. Wattenberg
The New Promise of American Life edited by Lamar Alexander, edited by Chester E. Finn Jr.
The Decent Society by Avishai Margalit, translated by Naomi Goldblum
Cabbage and Carrot (poem)
The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture, and Justice in America by John David Skrentny
Ending Affirmative Action: The Case for Colorblind Justice by Terry Eastland
In Defense of Affirmative Action by Barbara R. Bergmann
Divided by Color: Racial Politics and Democratic Ideals by Donald R. Kinder, by Lynn M. Sanders
The Future of the Race by Henry Louis Gates Jr., by Cornel West
Belle du Seigneur: A Novel by Albert Cohen, translated and with an introduction by David Coward
Ashes to Ashes: America’s Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger
The Cigarette Papers by Stanton A. Glantz, by John Slade, by Lisa A. Bero, by Peter Hanauer, by Deborah E. Barnes
Smokescreen: The Truth Behind the Tobacco Industry Cover-up by Philip J. Hilts
The Spirit Level by Seamus Heaney
The Redress of Poetry by Seamus Heaney
Crediting Poetry: The Nobel Lecture by Seamus Heaney
Dream Reaper: The Story of an Old-fashioned Inventor in the High-Tech, High-Stakes World of Modern Agriculture by Craig Canine
Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea by Victor Davis Hanson
Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry
The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma by Paul R. Ehrlich, by Anne H. Ehrlich, by Gretchen C. Daily
Out of the Red Shadows: Anti-Semitism in Stalin’s Russia by Gennadi Kostyrchenko
Nepravedniy Sud: Posledniy Stalinskiy Rasstrel (The Unjust Trial: Stalin’s Last Execution) edited by V.P. Naumov
The Bones of Berdichev: The Life and Fate of Vasily Grossman by John Garrard, by Carol Garrard
Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions by Lloyd Kramer
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
‘With Bleeding Footsteps’: Mary Baker Eddy’s Path to Religious Leadership by Robert David Thomas
Christian Science by Mark Twain
The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy & the History of Christian Science by Willa Cather, by Georgine Milmine
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.
Jeff Madrick writes an economics column for Harper’s Magazine, is editor of Challenge Magazine, and is director of the Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America.
Martin Bernal is Professor Emeritus of Government at Cornell. His controversial study of Ancient Greece, Black Athena, explores the origins of Hellenic culture and, in particular, the influence of Egypt and Phoenicia on the development of Ancient Greece.
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
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.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.
Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hannover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises.
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.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.