Contents


A Matter of Truth

Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States Staff Statements Nos. 1-8 www.9-11commission.gov

City Folks

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan

Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

Disco Dreams

Songbook by Nick Hornby

Sonata for Jukebox: Pop Music, Memory, and the Imagined Life by Geoffrey O'Brien

In Search of Hezbollah-II

Hizbollah: Rebel Without a Cause? by the International Crisis Group

My Life Is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing by Christoph Reuter, translated from the German by Helena Ragg-Kirkby

Hizbu’llah: Politics and Religion by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

Should Hezbollah Be Next? by Daniel Byman

Hizballah of Lebanon: Mundane Politics vs. Extremist Ideals a paper byAugustus Richard Norton

Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism by Judith Palmer Harik

Hizballah: Terrorism, National Liberation, or Menace? a report by Sami G. Hajjar

The Party Isn’t Over

Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreneurs, and Prospects for Political Change by Bruce J. Dickson

Beyond Tiananmen: The Politics of US–China Relations, 1989–2000 by Robert L. Suettinger

Tough Guys

From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity by Leo Braudy

Contributors

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.

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications.

Linda Colley is Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton. Her latest book is The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History. (July 2008)

David Herbert Donald is the author, most recently, of We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. (May 2004)

Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.

Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Peter W. Galbraith, a former US Ambassador to Croatia, is Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and a principal at the Windham Resources Group, which has worked in Iraq. His new book, Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened Americaå?s Enemies, has just been released. (October 2008)

David Gilmour’s books include The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and The Pursuit of Italy: A 
History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples.
 (March 2014)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review on the subject of technology. She is the editor of NYRB Lit and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury. Her most recent book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.
 (July 2014)

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.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London Review of Books and a former Literary Editor of The Nation. (January 2014)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics.
 (February 2013)