Contents


The New Demon

The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy by Patrick J. Buchanan

The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World by Daniel Yergin, by Joseph Stanislaw

Staring Through the Stitches

Poems New and Collected, 1957-1997 by Wislawa Szymborska, translated by Stanislaw Baranczak, by Clare Cavanagh

New Collected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer, translated by Robin Fulton

Contributors

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

Liu Binyan, one of China’s leading writers, is currently a Director of the Princeton China Initiative in Princeton, New Jersey. His most recent book in English is A Higher Kind of Loyalty: A Memoir. (October 1998)

Samuel Charters is a poet, novelist, and translator. (October 1998)

Joel E. Cohen is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of ­Populations at the Rockefeller University and Columbia University and the author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?
 (April 2014)

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Frederick C. Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas.(September 2013)

Clifford Paul Fetters is a poet living in Seattle. (October 1998)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier ­Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His books include The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth and Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After.
 (October 2014)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. For The New York Review he has reported from, among other places, Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.

Aileen Kelly is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance.


Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Leon Levy is currently the chairman of the board of trustees of the New York—based Oppenheimer Funds. He is president of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and vice-chairman of the Jerome Levy Institute for Economic Research at Bard College. (December 1998)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto into English and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book is An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and his translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Science to Exile, will be published in early 2016.

Jeff Madrick is the director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Re­discovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and editor of Challenge Magazine. His new book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.


Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Kathleen M. Sullivan was until recently the Dean of Stanford Law School, where she has returned to the faculty as the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law. (September 2004)

Tomas Tranströmer is the recipient of the the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. (November 2011)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter 
University Professor in the Department of English at ­Harvard. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a ­collection of her later essays, will be published this year. (February 2015)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory.