Contents


What Would Hannah Say?

Reflections on Literature and Culture by Hannah Arendt, edited and with an introduction by Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb

The Jewish Writings by Hannah Arendt, edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman

Essays in Understanding, 1930–1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, with an introduction by Samantha Power

Why Arendt Matters by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

The Democrats

The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris

Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time by Senator Chuck Schumer, with Daniel Squadron

The Plan: Big Ideas for America by Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed

Take It Back: A Battle Plan for Democratic Victory by James Carville and Paul Begala

The Moral Center: How We Can Reclaim Our Country from Die-Hard Extremists, Rogue Corporations, Hollywood Hacks, and Pretend Patriots by David Callahan

Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians by Laura Flanders

Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South by Thomas F. Schaller

When Is a Building Beautiful?

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel by Alain de Botton

Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions by Deborah Cohen

The Master Builder

Orson Welles: Volume 2, Hello Americans by Simon Callow

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career by Joseph McBride

Orson Welles: Volume 1, The Road to Xanadu by Simon Callow

Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles by Frank Brady

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson

This Is Orson Welles by Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum, with a new introduction by Peter Bogdanovich

The Magic World of Orson Welles by James Naremore

Contributors

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Peter W. Galbraith is a former US ambassador to Croatia and assistant secretary general of the United Nations in Afghanistan. He is the author of two books on the Iraq War, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End and Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies.

Richard Horton is a physician. He edits The Lancet, a weekly medical journal based in London and New York. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

John Lanchester is the author of four novels and four books of nonfiction including, most recently, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means. (November 2016)

David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown. His most recent book is Torture, Power, and Law.
 (September 2016)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, and the author, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. (February 2017)

Meghan O’Rourke, a former editor at The New Yorker and Slate, is the author of the poetry collections Once and Halflife and a memoir, The Long Goodbye. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, and teaches at NYU and Princeton.

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)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Captain Robert Secher, of the US Marine Corps, volunteered for service in Iraq on January 6, 2006, and was killed on October 8, 2006, in Anbar Province. (March 2007)

Frank J. Sulloway is Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author most recently of Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives. (November 2006)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His new book, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality, will be published in June.
 (April 2017)