Contents


Thus Spake Henry

The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout

The Diary of H.L. Mencken edited by Charles A. Fecher

My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken, edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley

Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester

Mencken: A Life by Fred Hobson

In Defense of Marion: The Love of Marion Bloom and H.L. Mencken edited by Edward A. Martin

The Vintage Mencken edited by Alistair Cooke

The Impossible H.L. Mencken: A Selection of His Best Newspaper Stories edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters: The Private Correspondence of H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Rudy Rules!

Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani, with Ken Kurson

The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice by Bernard B. Kerik

Bugs Without Borders

The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story by Richard Preston

Federal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus: People, Parasites, Politics by Robert S. Desowitz

Divide and Conquer

Barnett Newman Catalog of the exhibition edited by Ann Temkin, with essays by Ann Temkin and Richard Shiff, and contributions by Suzanne Penn and Melissa Ho

The Power of Positive Thinking

A Berlin Republic: Writings on Germany by Jürgen Habermas, translated from the German by Steven Rendall, with an introduction by Peter Hohendahl

The Past as Future by Jürgen Habermas, interviewed by Michael Haller, translated from the German and edited by Max Pensky, with an introduction by Peter Hohendahl

The Inclusion of the Other by Jürgen Habermas, edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff

Knowledge and Human Interests by Jürgen Habermas

Religion and Rationality by Jürgen Habermas, edited and with an introduction by Eduardo Mendieta

Jürgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile by Martin Beck Matustík

Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity by Jan-Werner Müller

Contributors

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, including the 2000 Booker Prize–winning The Blind Assassin; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize and the Premio Mondello; The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Penelopiad. Her latest work is a book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Her newest novel, Madd­Addam (2013) is the third in a trilogy comprising The Year of the Flood (2009) and the Giller and Booker Prize–nominated Oryx and Crake (2003). Atwood lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

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)

Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy.
 (May 2016)

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.

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.


John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest book, On Betrayal, was published in February.
 (March 2017)

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)

Samantha Power is United States Ambassador to the United ­Nations. Her article in this issue is drawn from a lecture at the American Academy in Berlin. (August 2016)

Norman Rush’s most recent novel is Subtle Bodies. (April 2017)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


Henry Siegman is President of the U.S./Middle East Project. He is a non-resident research professor at the Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, a former Senior Fellow on the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former National Director of the American Jewish Congress.

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

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (July 2017)