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


Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, were published in June as Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up.
 (October 2014)

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their ­Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.

Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year.
 Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher. His new book, ­Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books, will be out next summer.

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, 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)

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 five books including, most recently, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. In 2008 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 (December 2011)

David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgetown, and is currently Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy. His latest book, Torture, Power, and Law will be published later this year. (February 2014)

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 book is The Language of Houses.

Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.

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 memoir The Lost Landscape is published this October 2015.

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (June 2015)

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 2015)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His latest book is Dignity, Rank, and Rights. (October 2015)