Contents


Becoming Hitler

Hitler’s Thirty Days to Power: January 1933 by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.

Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume One: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 by Saul Friedländer

Confronting the Nazi Past: New Debates on Modern German History edited by Michael Burleigh

A More Glorious House’

The Glory of Byzantium exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 11-July 6, 1997

The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, AD 843-1261 catalog of the exhibition edited by Helen C. Evans, by William D. Wixom

Reaching the Limit

How Many People Can the Earth Support? by Joel E. Cohen

The Carrying Capacity Briefing Book by the Carrying Capacity Network

New Germany, Old NATO

Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft by Philip Zelikow, by Condoleezza Rice

American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider’s Account of US Policy in Europe, 1989-1992 by Robert L. Hutchings

Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany by Charles S. Maier

Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Europe by Juan J. Linz, by Alfred Stepan

The Dawn of Peace in Europe by Michael Mandelbaum

Contributors

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

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.

Simon Leys (1935 - 2014) is 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 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 Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon (forthcoming from NYRB Classics), Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Boyer lectures. He won many awards, including the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

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.

Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.

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.