Contents


The New World Order

At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention by David Rieff

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War by Andrew J. Bacevich

A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility Report of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

Guantánamo and Beyond: The Continuing Pursuit of Unchecked Executive Power by Amnesty International

Small Wonder

Carel Fabritius 1622–1654 Young Master Painter

Carel Fabritius 1622–1654 by Frederik J. Duparc, with contributions by Gero Seelig and Ariane van Suchteren

The Great Heap of Days

Last Night by James Salter

Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter

Light Years by James Salter

Burning the Days: Recollection by James Salter

A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter

Solo Faces by James Salter

The Hunters by James Salter

Gods of Tin: The Flying Years by James Salter, edited and with an introduction by Jessica Benton and William Benton

Founders & Keepers

A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff

John Adams: Party of One by James Grant

John Jay: Founding Father by Walter Stahr

The Long Trek to Freedom

Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery by Steven M. Wise

Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South by Adam Rothman

The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves by Andrew Levy

Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich

Contributors

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)

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

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.

Arthur Kempton, the author of Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Music, is a fellow at the Institute for African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (March 2006)

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.

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.

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (July 2017)