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 The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin, among other novels. Her new novel, MaddAddam, was published in September. (November 2013)

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.

Joan Didion is the author of The Year of Magical Thinking and We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction.

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 and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Research for her article in the December 18, 2014 issue was supported by a grant from the Investigative Fund at 
the Nation Institute.

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated Vladimir Sorokin’s ­three-volume Ice Trilogy and his novel Day of the Oprichnik into English. Among her other translations are works by Marina ­Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya.

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 is a former correspondent and editor of 
The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: Mahatma ­Gandhi and His Struggle with India. (December 2014)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Ernst Bloch Prize in philosophy.


Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.

Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Her latest book, Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, was published in February. (August 2008)

Norman Rush was raised in Oakland, California, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. He has been an antiquarian book dealer, a college instructor, and, with his wife Elsa, he lived and worked in Africa from 1978 to 1983. They now reside in Rockland County, New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. Whites, a collection of stories, was published in 1986, and his first novel, Mating, the recipient of the National Book Award, was published in 1991. Mortals is his second novel. A new novel, Subtle Bodies, will be published in September 2013.


Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published this summer. He is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Stanford this year.

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 is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013.

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His latest book is Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup. He lives in Tehran with his wife and two children.