Contents


A Great Reporter at Large

Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer by A.J. Liebling, with an introduction by David Remnick

The Telephone Booth Indian by A.J. Liebling, with an introduction by Luc Sante

Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A.J. Liebling, with an introduction by James Salter

The Sweet Science by A.J. Liebling, with a foreword by Robert Anasi

Dishonesty in Science

Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: An Investigation into the Bush Administration’s Misuse of Science a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists

The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science by Horace Freeland Judson

What Slavery Was Really Like

Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World by Trevor Burnard

Landon Carter’s Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation by Rhys Isaac

Uncle Sam Is Watching You

The Intruders: Unreasonable Searches and Seizures from King John to John Ashcroft by Samuel Dash

The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age by Jeffrey Rosen

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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.

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.

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Jonathan Galassi is a translator of Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. His most recent collection of poems is Left-Handed, and his novel, Muse, will be published next spring.
 (June 2014)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens.

 (October 2014)

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.

John Lanchester is the author of five books including, most recently, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. In 2008 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 (December 2011)

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

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).

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

Eugenio Montale was born in Genoa in 1896 and died in 1981. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. (November 2004)

Joyce Carol Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Professor in the Lewis Arts Center at Princeton. Her newest story ­collection is Lovely, Dark, Deep.


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)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. His latest book is The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States.