Contents


Terrorists

The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archives edited by Richard Pipes

Stalin’s Letters to Molotov: 1925-1936 edited by Lars T. Lih, edited by Oleg V. Naumov, edited by Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Who Was Thomas Jones?

In The Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 26-September 2, 1996; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, October 11, 1996-January 12, 1997; and the St. Louis Art Museum, February 21-May 18, 1997

Corot in Italy: Open-Air Painting and the Classical Landscape Tradition by Peter Galassi

In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting catalog of the exhibition and Philip Conisbee and Sarah Faunce and Jeremy Strick, with guest curator Peter Galassi

Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography catalog of the exhibition and Peter Galassi

The Cost of Living: A New Myth

Toward a More Accurate Measure of the Cost of Living Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index Final Report to the Senate Finance Committee from the Advisory

Bias in the Consumer Price Index: What is the Evidence? by Brent R. Moulton. Journal of Economic Perspectives

American Standards of Living, 1918-1988 by Clair Brown

Getting Prices Right: A Methodologically Consistent Consumer Price Index, 1953-94 by Dean Baker

The Blasted Oak Tree

Augustus John: The New Biography by Michael Holroyd

Themes and Variations: The Drawings of Augustus John 1901-1931 with essays by Michael Holroyd and Mark Evans and Rebecca John

Portraits of Women: Gwen John & Her Forgotten Contemporaries by Alison Thomas

Contributors

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)

Robert Conquest, a Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, is the author of The Great Terror. (March 1997)

Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA, is the author most recently of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. (June 2012)

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

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.
 (June 2017)

Kenneth Maxwell , the founder of the Brazil Studies Program at 
Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is currently 
a weekly columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
 (August 2015)

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. His latest book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (February 2018)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)