Fire & Ice

Gabriele D’Annunzio: Defiant Archangel by John Woodhouse

Cabiria e il suo tempo edited by Paolo Bertetto, by 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, by 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


Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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.

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 the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)