Contents


Fire & Ice

Gabriele D’Annunzio: Defiant Archangel by John Woodhouse

Cabiria e il suo tempo edited by Paolo Bertetto and Gianni Rondolino

Griffithiana: The Journal of Film History edited by Davide Turconi

Mr. W. on Show

The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic October 6, 1998-June 6, 1999; and the Morgan Library, New York, September 16, 1999-January 2, 2000 an exhibition at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California,

The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic by John Rhodehamel, foreword by Gordon S. Wood

Prophet in the Ruins

Fall of the New Class: A History of Communism’s Self-Destruction by Milovan Djilas, edited by Vasilije Kalezic, Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by John Loud

Screentime for Hitler

The Ufa Story: A History of Germany’s Greatest Film Company 1918-1945 by Klaus Kreimeier, translated by Robert Kimber and Rita Kimber

The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife by Eric Rentschler

Der Bewegte Mann (Maybe…Maybe Not) (1994) a film by Sönke Wortmann

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Frosac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (October 2017)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

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)

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

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.


Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.
 (April 2017)

J. S. Marcus’s most recent novel is The Captain’s Fire. He is currently a fellow at the Santa Maddalena Foundation, near Florence. (April 2001)

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)

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism. (September 2017)

John Ryle is Chair of the Rift Valley Institute, a network of regional specialists working in East and Northeast Africa. (August 2004)

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.

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. (April 2017)