The Odd Couple

That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present by Robert and Isabelle Tombs

Early Christian Impresarios

Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton and Megan Williams

The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship by Megan Hale Williams

Big Gamble in Rwanda

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire, with a foreword by Samantha Power

The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide by Gérard Prunier

Imagined Olympians: Body Culture and Colonial Representation in Rwanda by John Bale

Silent Accomplice: The Untold Story of France’s Role in Rwandan Genocide by Andrew Wallis

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner

Disaster: From Suez to Iraq

Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization by Wm. Roger Louis

The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council, 1980–2005 by David M. Malone

Scandals of Higher Education

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education by William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin, in collaboration with Susanne C. Pichler

The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges—and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates by Daniel Golden

The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality by Walter Benn Michaels

Excellence Without a Soul: How a Great University Forgot Education by Harry R. Lewis

Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More by Derek Bok

Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America by Donald N. Levine


Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech 
and Le Divorce, among other novels. Her most recent book is 
Flyover Lives.

Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nica­ragua, is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. His new book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. (December 2013)

Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and editor of The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: ­Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.
 (April 2015)

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, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.

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)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter 
University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her later essays, has just been published.
 (June 2015)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)