Contents


Eyeless in Iraq

America Unbound: The Bush Revolutionin Foreign Policy by Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay

The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment edited by Fred I. Greenstein

Blair in Trouble

Thirty Days: Tony Blair and the Test of History by Peter Stothard

The Hutton Inquiry: Investigation into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Dr. David Kelly

Victory at Bunker Hill

Symphony: Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall with an introduction by Frank Gehry and a preface by Deborah Borda; essays by Richard Koshalek and Dana Hutt, Carol McMichael Reese, Michael Webb, and Esa-Pekka Salonen; and photographs by Grant Mudford

Frank O. Gehry: Work in Progress

Contributors

General Wesley K. Clark, USA (Ret.), was Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, from 1997 to 2000, a military analyst for CNN from 2001 to 2003, and is chairman of Wesley K. Clark & Associates. The article in this issue is based on his new book, Winning Modern Wars: Iraq, Terrorism, and the American Empire, to be published this month by Public Affairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group. (October 2003)

J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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.

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, among other books, of The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924, and Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, and The Crimean War: A History. His latest book is Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag and his next book, Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991, will be published in April 2014.

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has just been published. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. Her books include Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce. Her new book, Flyover Lives, will be published in 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.

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

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

Birger A. Pearson is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. (October 2003)

David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and History at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and president of the Institute on Medicine as a Professor.

Sheila M. Rothman is Professor of Public Health at the Mailman School, Columbia University. Their books written together include The Willowbrook Wars: A Decade of Struggle for Social Justice (1984) and The Pursuit of Perfection: The Promise and Perils of Medical Enhancement (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.

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.

Robert Winter, Distinguished Professor of Music and holder of the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA, is currently preparing for release Music in the Air, the first completely interactive history of Western music. He contributed to the article on performing practice in The New Grove Dictionary of Music.
 (April 2014)