Contents


Goodbye to Newspapers?

When the Press Fails: Political Power and the New Media from Iraq to Katrina by W. Lance Bennett, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston

American Carnival: Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media by Neil Henry

The Road from Danzig

Beim Häuten der Zwiebel by Günter Grass

Dummer August by Günter Grass

Ein Buch, Ein Bekenntnis: Die Debatte um Günter Grass’ “Beim Häuten der Zwiebel” by Martin Kölbel

Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass, translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim

Notes on Susan

At the Same Time: Essays & Speeches by Susan Sontag, edited by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump, with a foreword by David Rieff

Cunning Claude Monet

The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings Catalog of the exhibition by James A. Ganz and Richard Kendall

Claude Monet and His Posterity Catalog of the exhibition by Serge Lemoine, Shuji Takashina, Akiko Mabuchi, and Yusuka Minami

Monet in Normandy Catalog of the exhibition by Heather Lemonedes, Lynn Federle Orr, and David Steel, with essays by Richard Brettell

Claude Monet (1840–1926): A Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff Catalog of the exhibition edited by Joseph Baillio

They’re Micromanaging Your Every Move

The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Culture of the New Capitalism by Richard Sennett

The Shadow Man

Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice edited by Peter MacDonald

Louis MacNeice by Jon Stallworthy

Louis MacNeice and His Influence edited by Kathleen Devineand Alan J. Peacock

The Islamic Optimist

In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad by Tariq Ramadan

To Be a European Muslim by Tariq Ramadan

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam by Tariq Ramadan

Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity by Tariq Ramadan, translated by Said Amghar

The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad and the Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism by Barnaby Rogerson

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element and Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know. His latest book is A Palette of Particles.
 (November 2013)

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University, Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. His latest book is The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. (November 2010)

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)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.


Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New Yorker. His latest book is Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens. (December 2013)

Max Hastings has been the editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. His most recent book, Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945, was published in November.
 (February 2012)

Simon Head is an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford and a Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His most recent book is The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age. (January 2011)

Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.

Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times and the coauthor, with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, forthcoming in September.

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

Daniel Mendelsohn is the author of a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a translation of the works of C. P. Cavafy; and a previous collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken. He teaches at Bard College.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.

 (February 2013)

Darryl Pinckney, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He lives in New York City.

Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam: A Very Short Introduction, Islam in the World: The Divine Supermarket (a study of Christian fundamentalism), A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and several other books. His latest book is Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity.

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist and a member of the faculty at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, and The Trouble with Physics. (June 2007)

Colin Thubron is the president of the Royal Society of Literature. Among his books are The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, To a Mountain in Tibet. (December 2013)

Eliot Weinberger’s most recent book is the essay collection Oranges & Peanuts for Sale.