The Triumph of Marxism

Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx by Stefan Kanfer

The Essential Groucho: Writings by, for, and about Groucho Marx edited by Stefan Kanfer

Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers by Simon Louvish

Watch Out, Democrats!

America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters by Ruy Teixeira, by Joel Rogers

Government Works: Why Americans Need the Feds by Milton J. Esman

The Selling of ‘Free Trade’: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy by John R. MacArthur

Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money by David S. Broder

The New Prince: Machiavelli Updated for the Twenty-First Century by Dick Morris

London’s New Left Bank

Tate Modern: The Handbook edited by Iwona Blazwick, by Simon Wilson

Representing Britain 1500-2000: 100 Works from Tate Collections by Martin Myrone

Fascinatin’ Rhythm

Harry Partch by Bob Gilmore

Enclosure 3: Harry Partch edited and with an essay by Philip Blackburn

Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos by Harry Partch, edited and with an introduction by Thomas McGeary

Genesis of a Music by Harry Partch

The New American Way of War

Lifting the Fog of War by Admiral Bill Owens, with Ed Offley

Private Warriors by Ken Silverstein

Fire in the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age by Paul Bracken

Total War 2006: The Future History of Global Conflict by Simon Pearson

Gulf War Air Power Survey by Eliot Cohen. others.

Iraq and the War of Sanctions: Conventional Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction by Anthony H. Cordesman


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.

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

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.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

David Hajdu, author of Lush Life and Positively 4th Street, teaches at Syracuse University and is music critic for The New Republic. (June 2005)

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)