Contents


Reinventing the Corporation

Ownership and Control: Rethinking Corporate Governance for the Twenty-First Century by Margaret M. Blair

Reinventing the Workplace: How Business and Employees Can Both Win by David I. Levine

Friendly Takeover: How an Employee Buyout Saved a Steel Town by James B. Lieber

Fat and Mean: The Corporate Squeeze of Working Americans and the Myth of Managerial “Downsizing” by David M. Gordon

Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance by Mark J. Roe

Profit Sharing: Does it Make a Difference? by Douglas L. Kruse

The Rest vs. the West

The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization by Walter D. Mignolo

Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America, 1450-1650 edited by Claire Farago

Contributors

Roger Alcaly is a hedge fund manager and author of The New Economy. (February 2017)

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

Shaul Bakhash is Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University and the author of The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution. (September 2005)

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)

Umberto Eco is President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici at the University of Bologna and author of many books, most recently 
How to Write a Thesis.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Richard Holmes books include Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, and, most recently, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air. His memoir This Long Pursuit will be published next spring.
 (November 2016)

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of ‘A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)

Alan Lightman, a physicist, teaches at MIT. His latest book is The Diagnosis. (May 2002)

David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin’s Tomb, The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, and Resurrection. He is the editor of The New Yorker.

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

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.