The Exile

Nixon in Winter by Monica Crowley

Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes edited by Stanley I. Kutler

Nixon’s Economy: Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes by Allen J. Matusow

My Blue Heaven

Raising Baby by the Book: The Education of American Mothers by Julia Grant

Dr. Spock: An American Life by Thomas Maier

Baby and Child Care Seventh edition, by Benjamin Spock, by Steven Parker

Maybe One: A Personal and Environmental Argument for Single-Child Families by Bill McKibben

Family Man by Calvin Trillin

Born That Way: Genes, Behavior, Personality by William Wright

The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America’s Beleaguered Moms and Dads by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, by Cornel West

Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith F. Small

Life & Death on the Social Ladder

Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality by Richard G. Wilkinson

Healthy Work: Stress, Productivity, and the Reconstruction of Working Life by Robert Karasek, by Töres Theorell

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping by Robert M. Sapolsky

The Power of Clan: The Influence of Human Relationships on Heart Disease by Stewart Wolf, by John G. Bruhn

On the Love Boat

Identity by Milan Kundera, translated by Linda Asher

The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman

A Lover’s Almanac by Maureen Howard

The Red Hat by John Bayley

Child’s Play

Cymbeline of Music, June 3-6, and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., June 23-July 5, 1998 a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Adrian Noble. performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Brooklyn Academy

The Way We Write Now

Without by Donald Hall

Going Fast by Frederick Seidel

Ten Commandments by J.D. McClatchy

Blizzard of One by Mark Strand

On Love by Edward Hirsch

Looking for the Sheriff

FDR and the Creation of the UN by Townsend Hoopes, by Douglas Brinkley

United Nations: The First Fifty Years by Stanley Meisler

The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War by Richard N. Haass

Preventing Deadly Conflict: Final Report by the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict.


Henry Allen is a cultural critic at The Washington Post. His new book, What It Felt Like, will be published in the fall. (March 2000)

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

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book is a ­collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the ­Shadows of War. His Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.

Andrew Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. (March 2015)

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Research for her article in the December 18, 2014 issue was supported by a grant from the Investigative Fund at 
the Nation Institute.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech 
and Le Divorce, among other novels. Her most recent book is 
Flyover Lives.