Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City by Anonymous, translated from the German by Philip Boehm
The Constant Gardener a film directed by Fernando Meirelles, based on the novel by John le Carré
Chávez, un hombre que anda por ahí: Una entrevista con Hugo Chávez by Aleida Guevara
Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: Una historia personal by Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka
Hugo Chávez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela by Richard Gott
La Revolución como espectáculo by Colette Capriles
Harvard’s Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by Richard F. Miller
The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835–64 by Carol Bundy
Tiananmen Follies: Prison Memoirs and Other Writings by Dai Qing,translated and edited by Nancy Yang Liu, Peter Rand, and Lawrence R. Sullivan, with a foreword by Ian Buruma
Memory of Congo: The Colonial Era an exhibition at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, February 4–October 9, 2005.
La mémoire du Congo: Le temps colonial catalog of the exhibition, in French or Dutch, edited by Jean-Luc Vellut et al
George Friedman is Founder and CEO of Stratfor, a private intelligence company publishing geopolitical and security analysis at www.stratfor.com. He is author of America’s Secret War. His new book, The Next Hundred Years, will be published in January 2009. (September 2008)
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)
Adam Hochschild has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Nation. His books include King Leopold’s Ghost and, most recently, To End All Wars. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most recently, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865.
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.
Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.
William L. Taylor is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law School. He has been a civil rights lawyer for fifty years and played a leading part in the voting rights and court-stripping legislative battles described in his article. His memoir, The Passion of My Times: An Advocate’s Fifty-Year Journey in the Civil Rights Movement, was published last year.