Contents


The Passion of C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe a film directed by Andrew Adamson

The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs

Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religionin C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles edited by Shanna Caughey

The Plot That Failed

God’s Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth’s Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot by Alice Hogge

Remember Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day by James Sharpe

The Emperor Vladimir

Putin’s Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy by Anna Politkovskaya, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait

Putin’s Russia by Lilia Shevtsova,translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis

Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World by Andrew Wilson

The UN Oil-for-Food Program: Who Is Guilty?

The Management of the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme (five volumes) a report by the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme

Manipulation of the Oil-for-Food Programme by the Iraqi Regime (one volume) a report by the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme

Contributors

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently 
co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book isAn Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and he is finishing a translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi.

Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.


Michael Massing, a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, writes frequently on the press and foreign affairs.

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)

Henry Siegman is President of the U.S./Middle East Project. He is a non-resident research professor at the Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, a former Senior Fellow on the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former National Director of the American Jewish Congress.

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is The Testament of Mary.


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)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.