Contents


Undemocratic Vistas

The Corruption of American Politics: What Went Wrong and Why by Elizabeth Drew

Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate by Bob Woodward

On ‘Beauty’ Bare

The Sleeping Beauty performed by the Kirov Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, June 28-30, 1999 a ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa, with music by Tchaikovsky,

Evangel of the Lens

Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs & Writings second edition, edited by Sarah Greenough, by Juan Hamilton, with an introduction by Sarah Greenough

Stieglitz, O’Keeffe & American Modernism Connecticut, April 16-July 11, 1999. by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, by Amy Ellis, with Maura Lyons. Catalog of an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford,

Always True to France

Paris and Elsewhere by Richard Cobb, edited and introduced by David Gilmour, by (Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square)

The French and Their Revolution by Richard Cobb, edited and introduced by David Gilmour

The People’s Choice

I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up by Jesse Ventura

Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story by Jake Tapper

Me, by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, Governor of Minnesota as told to Garrison Keillor

Nature Without People?

Requiem for Nature by John Terborgh

The Condor’s Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America by David S. Wilcove

Continental Conservation: Scientific Foundations of Regional Reserve Networks edited by Michael E. Soulé, by John Terborgh

Looking for Raymond Carver

All of Us: The Collected Poems by Raymond Carver

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories by Raymond Carver

A New Path to the Waterfall by Raymond Carver

No Heroics, Please: Uncollected Writings by Raymond Carver

Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories by Raymond Carver. tenth-anniversary edition

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver

Contributors

Julian Barnes has written eleven novels, three books of short stories, and four collections of essays. His latest novel, The Sense of an Ending, won the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Arlene Croce, the dance critic for The New Yorker between 1973 and 1998, is the author of The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book.
 (April 2012)

Tim Judah writes about the Balkans for The Economist and its online column “Eastern Approaches.” (January 2014)

Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hanover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises. He is currently Edwin Heafey Jr. Visiting Professor at Stanford.


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.

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her new collection of stories, Bark, will be published at the end of February 2014.

Julian Moynahan is Professor of English Emeritus at Rutgers University. His most recent book is Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture. (May 2000)

Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

A. O. Scott is a film critic at The New York Times and the former Sunday book critic for Newsday. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and many other publications.

Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn in 1937. He is the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, the National Book Award–winning Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. He has also written short stories, essays, and screenplays, and published a short story collection, Bear and His Daughter, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City and in Key West, Florida.

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

Richard Ullman is the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. (August 1999)

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.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics.
 (February 2013)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.