The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov edited by Robert J. Bertholf and Albert Gelpi
William Nicholson by Sanford Schwartz
Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended by Jack F. Matlock Jr.
Checkpoint by Nicholson Baker
The Cross and the Crescent: Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation by Richard Fletcher
From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East by Bernard Lewis
In the Lands of the Christians: Arab Travel Writing in the Seventeenth Century edited and translated by Nabil Matar
Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery by Nabil Matar
Islam in Britain, 1558–1685 by Nabil Matar
Holland Mania: The Unknown Dutch Period in American Art and Culture by Annette Stott
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
America’s Inadvertent Empire by William E. Odom and Robert Dujarric
The Imperial Tense: Prospects and Problems of American Empire edited by Andrew J. Bacevich
Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East by Rashid Khalidi
The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
Multitude by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
The New Imperialism by David Harvey
Fear: The History of a Political Idea by Corey Robin
A New World Order by Anne-Marie Slaughter
The Cruise of the Vanadis by Edith Wharton, with photographs by Jonas Dovydenas
Mendelssohn: A Life in Music by R. Larry Todd
A Portrait of Mendelssohn by Clive Brown
Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas
Romans in a New World: Classical Models in Sixteenth-Century Spanish America by David A. Lupher
Juan de Ovando: Governing the Spanish Empirein the Reign of Philip II by Stafford Poole
Apogee of Empire: Spain and New Spain in the Age of Charles III, 1759–1789 by Stanley J. Stein and Barbara H. Stein
Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492–1819 Catalog of the exhibition edited by Chiyo Ishikawa
The Dreamers a film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair
Afterglow: A Last Conversation with Pauline Kael by Frances Davis
Godard: Portrait of the Artist at Seventy by Colin MacCabe
The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now by Carnes Lord
Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire by Anne Norton
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.
William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival. (November 2016)
Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www .markdanner.com. (March 2017)
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
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.”
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.
Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.
Lewis Lockwood is an Emeritus Professor of Music at Harvard and Co-Director of the Boston University Center for Beethoven Research. A paperback edition of his book Beethoven’s Symphonies: An Artistic Vision will be published in February. (January 2017)
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.
Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent novel is A Gate at the Stairs and her most recent collection of stories is Bark. (August 2017)
Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector and the editor of the new translations of Lispector’s works at New Directions. He is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and is currently completing the authorized biography of Susan Sontag.
Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.
Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)
Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books. (May 2017)