Contents


The Enforcer

Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore and Wayne Slater

Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush by Lou Dubose, Jan Reid,and Carl M. Cannon

Anti-Americans Abroad

L’Ennemi américain: Généalogie de l’antiaméricanisme français by Philippe Roger

11 septembre 2001: L’Effroyable Imposture (9/11: The Big Lie) by Thierry Meyssan

Pourquoi le monde déteste-t-il l’Amérique? (Why Do People Hate America?) by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies

Le Livre noir des États-Unis by Peter Scowen

Dangereuse Amérique: Chronique d’une guerre annoncée by Noël Mamère and Patrick Farbiaz

Après l’empire: Essai sur la décomposition du système américain by Emmanuel Todd

L’Obsession anti-américaine:Son fonctionnement, ses causes, ses inconséquences by Jean-François Revel

L’Homme Nikita

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman

Conversations with Gorbachev: On Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism by Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynár, translated from the Russian by George Shriver, with a foreword by Archie Brown

A Century of Violence in Soviet Russia by Alexander N. Yakovlev,translated from the Russian by Anthony Austin, with a foreword by Paul Hollander

Science and Simplicity

Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines by Evelyn Fox Keller

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox

Watson and DNA: Making a Scientific Revolution by Victor K. McElheny

DNA: The Secret of Life by James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry

That Old Black Magic

Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4 translated from the Latin and with commentary by Margaret Graver

Greek and Roman Necromancy by Daniel Ogden

Contributors

Ian Buruma is currently the Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. His new book is a collection of essays, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War, to be published in September 2014.

Robert Cottrell has served as a Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (June 2007)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review and the former Washington correspondent of The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

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Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. For The New York Review he has reported from, among other places, Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.

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.

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Joyce Carol Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU. Her most recent novel is Carthage.

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.

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Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

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

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. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of ­Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.


Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and author of the e-book Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and America, Then and Now.
 (June 2014)