Contents


Pioneer

The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing on Japan edited and with an introduction by Arturo Silva

The Inland Sea by Donald Richie, with an introduction by Pico Iyer

The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan by Christopher Benfey

Animal Liberation at 30

Animal Rights and Wrongs by Roger Scruton

The Animal Question: Why Non-human Animals Deserve Human Rights by Paola Cavalieri, translated from the Italian by Catherine Woollard

Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status by David DeGrazia

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully

Talking All the Way

Winston Churchill by John Keegan

Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian. by John Lukacs

In Churchill’s Shadow: Confronting the Past in Modern Britain by David Cannadine

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

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.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Peter Dailey is a New York attorney and writer. For much of the Nineties he worked on Haitian human rights and political cases. (March 2003)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

Arthur Goldhammer has translated more than a hundred books from the French. (October 2007)

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. He has ­reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (May 2017)

Brady Kiesling was from 1983 until 2003 a career US diplomat, with service in Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Athens, and Yerevan, as well as three tours in the State Department. His letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell was published in the April 10 issue of The New York Review. (May 2003)

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Christopher Logue is the author of All Day Permanent Red: The First Battle Scenes of Homer’s Iliad Rewritten, of which the poem in this issue is a part. The new book, just published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is the latest installment of War Music, an adaptation of the Iliad. His other works include several volumes of poetry, a pornographic novel, and a memoir, Prince Charming. (May 2003)

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do, and, most recently, Famine, Affluence, and Morality. (May 2016)

Jean Starobinski is Professor Emeritus of French literature at the University of Geneva. Blessings in Disguise and Largesse are among his works in English. A translation of his recent Action et réaction is to appear later this year. (May 2003)

Lorin Stein is Editor of The Paris Review. (December 2011)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.