Don’t Cry for Me, Venezuela

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

Brahmins at War

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

China: The Uses of Fear

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

In the Heart of Darkness

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


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

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.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
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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 Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He has worked for Robert Wilson on various theatrical projects, most recently an adaptation of Daniil Kharms’s The Old Woman.

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His fifth collection of poetry will be published next year. (June 2012)

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.

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