Priests and Boys

Intimate Enemies: Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain by Philip Jenkins

Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet by Philip Jenkins

Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis by Philip Jenkins

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex by Judith Levine, with a foreword by Dr. Joycelyn M. Elders

Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church by Michael S. Rose

The Rights Stuff

The Courage of Strangers: Coming of Age with the Human Rights Movement by Jeri Laber, with a preface by Václav Havel

Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention by A.W. Brian Simpson

In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All by William F. Schulz, with a foreword by Mary Robinson

Could the South Have Won?

Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America by William C. Davis

The South vs. the South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War by William W. Freehling

Lee and His Army in Confederate History by Gary W. Gallagher

The War Hits Home: The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia by Brian Steel Wills

The Full Monte

L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Christophe Rousset, directed by Pierre Audi

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria conducted by William Christie, directed by Adrian Noble

Orfeo conducted by Jane Glover, directed by Diane Paulus


Robert Malley is Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. He is writing here in his personal capacity. (November 2012)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His most recent book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederates Navies, 1861-1865.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.

Caroline Moorehead’s new book, A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, will be published in November. (October 2011)

Benny Morris teaches history at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and is the author of Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist–Arab Conflict, 1881–2001. His most recent book, The Road to Jerusalem: Glubb Pasha, the Jews and Palestine, is being published in the UK this month. (June 2002)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

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.