Contents


Goodbye to Berlin

What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920–1933 by Joseph Roth,translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

America and the World

Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan

The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century by Michael Mandelbaum

The End of the American Era: US Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century by Charles A. Kupchan

Rethinking Europe’s Future by David P. Calleo

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria

Holy Hysteria

The Anti-Semitic Moment: A Tour of France in 1898 by Pierre Birnbaum, translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd

Escape Artist

Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown edited and with an introduction by Richard Newman, and with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Americans Abroad

Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11 by Thomas L. Friedman

Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World by Jedediah Purdy

Wise Survivors

Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer: Intimate Chronicles in Turbulent Times by Steven E. Aschheim

Gershom Scholem: A Life in Letters, 1914–1982 edited and translated from the German by Anthony David Skinner

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Julian Barnes has written eleven novels, three books of short stories, and four collections of essays. His latest novel, The Sense of an Ending, won the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

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.

Michael Ignatieff teaches at the University of Toronto and at the Kennedy School, Harvard. His most recent book is Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. (March 2014)

Tim Judah writes about the Balkans for The Economist and its online column “Eastern Approaches.” (January 2014)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale. His recent works include The Baltimore Case and he is currently completing a history of intellectual property in plants, animals, and people.


Doris Lessing’s books include the novels The Sweetest Dream, Mara and Dann, and Ben, in the World, as well as two volumes of her autobiography, Under My Skin and Walking in the Shade. (April 2003)

Walt McDonald served as Texas Poet Laureate in 2001. His twenty books of poetry and fiction include Climbing the Divide and All Occasions. (April 2003)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher whose books include The ­Character of Mind, The Problem of Consciousness, Consciousness and Its Objects, and The Meaning of Disgust.

 (April 2014)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

Darryl Pinckney, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He lives in New York City.

John D. Rosenberg, William Peterfield Professor of English at Columbia, has written critical studies of Ruskin, Tennyson, and Carlyle. He is working on a collection of essays, Elegy for an Age: Essays in Victorian Literature. (April 2003)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book, From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town, will be published in spring 2014.


E. P. Sanders is the Art and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke and the author of Paul and Palestinian Judaism, Jesus and Judaism, and Judaism: Practice and Belief. (April 2003)

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (April 2014)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Paul Wilson is a writer based in Toronto. He has translated major works by Josef Škvorecký, Ivan Klíma, Bohumil Hrabal, and Václav Havel into English.
 (April 2014)