Contents


The Performer

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

Theodore Roosevelt by Louis Auchincloss

The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt edited by H.W. Brands

The Blood Lust of Identity

In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong by Amin Maalouf, translated from the French by Barbara Bray

Irish on the Inside: In Search of the Soul of Irish America by Tom Hayden

The Master of the Blur

Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting Catalog of the exhibition by Robert Storr

Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977 by Robert Storr

The Daily Practice of Painting by Gerhard Richter

Party Line

Economic Report of the President together with The Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers by The Council Of Economic Advisors

Nudes Without Desire

Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn’s Nudes, 1949–50 Catalog of the exhibition by Maria Morris Hambourg

Dancer: Photographs of Alexandra Beller by Irving Penn Catalog of the exhibition with an introduction by Anne Wilkes Tucker and an essay by Sylvia Wolf

The Poet’s Eye

George Romney, 1734–1802 Catalog of the exhibition by Alex Kidson

Those Delightful Regions of Imagination: Essays on George Romney edited by Alex Kidson

A Family Affair

The Brother: The Untold Story of Atomic Spy David Greenglass and How He Sent His Sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the Electric Chair by Sam Roberts

The Man Behind the Rosenbergs by Alexander Feklisov and Sergei Kostin

Divine, Superfluous Beauty

The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers edited by Tim Hunt

The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers,Volume Five: Textual Evidence and Commentary edited by Tim Hunt

Too Many Choices?

The Other Boston Busing Story: What’s Won and Lost Across the Boundary Line by Susan E. Eaton

Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement by Mitchell L. Stevens

Surviving for Art

The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki by Marcel Reich-Ranicki, translated from the German by Ewald Osers

The Hard Hitter

The Complete Works of Isaac Babel edited by Nathalie Babel, translated from the Russian by Peter Constantine, with an introduction by Cynthia Ozick

How Are Women Doing?

Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States by Rickie Solinger

Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History by N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer

Out of Wedlock: Causes and Consequences of Nonmarital Fertility edited by Lawrence L. Wu and Barbara Wolfe

The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers

The Frailty Myth: Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls by Colette Dowling

Contributors

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at Princeton. His latest book is The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

 (November 2012)

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)

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

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

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.

Christian Caryl is the Editor of the DemocracyPost blog at The Washington Post and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-first Century. (November 2017)

Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA, is the author most recently of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. (June 2012)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

Michael Frayn is a playwright and novelist. His new novel, Spies, will be published in April. (March 2002)

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He wrote the entry on Shakespeare in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. (December 2004)

John Lanchester is the author of four novels and four books of nonfiction including, most recently, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means. (November 2016)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (November 2016)

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. He is the author of The View from Nowhere, Mortal Questions, and Mind and ­Cosmos, among other books. (September 2017)

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)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)

Sam Tanenhaus’s books include The Death of Conservatism and Whittaker Chambers. He is writing a biography of William F. Buckley Jr. and is the US Writer at Large for Prospect. (November 2017)