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Splendid Lies

J.M.W. Turner an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 1, 2007–January 6, 2008; the Dallas Museum of Art, February 10–May 18, 2008; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 24–September 21, 2008

Bondage

For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond

For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond by Ben Macintyre

Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks, writing as Ian Fleming

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

ZigZag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman by Nicholas Booth

The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China’s Penetration of the CIA by Tod Hoffman

The Other North Korea

Jia: A Novel of North Korea by Hyejin Kim

North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea by Andrei Lankov

A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church

Hidden Moon by James Church

Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country by Mike Kim

China: Humiliation & the Olympics

Dark Matter a film directed by Chen Shi-Zheng

Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895–2008 by Xu Guoqi

China’s New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society by Daniel A. Bell

China’s New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy by Peter Hays Gries

China’s Great Leap: The Beijing Olympic Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges Edited by Minky Worden, with an introduction by Nicholas Kristof

Rembrandt—The Jewish Connection?

Rembrandt’s Jews by Steven Nadler

De “joodse” Rembrandt: De mythe ontrafeld [The “Jewish” Rembrandt: The Myth Revealed] an exhibition at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, November 10, 2006–February 4, 2007.

Rembrandt in de propaganda 1940–1945

The Devastation of Iraq’s Past

Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq’s Past an exhibition at the Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago, April 10-December 31, 2008.

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq edited by Peter G. Stone and Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly

Antiquities Under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection After the Iraq War edited by Lawrence Rothfield

Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq by Patrick Cockburn

Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq by Magnus T. Bernhardsson

The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Epic of Gilgamesh by David Damrosch

American Hostage by Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton

The Strange History of Birth Control

Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population by Matthew Connelly

Reproducing Inequities: Poverty and the Politics of Population in Haiti by M. Catherine Maternowska, with a foreword by Paul Farmer

The Democrats & National Security

Us vs. Them: How a Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America’s Security by J. Peter Scoblic

Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats by Matthew Yglesias

Contributors

Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

Roger Cohen is a columnist for The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. He is completing a family memoir, to be published next year. (June 2013)

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. 
His forthcoming book is Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.

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.

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Hugh Eakin has reported for The New York Review from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, and Lebanon. His article on Oman was supported by a grant from the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
 (August 2014)

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine.

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, Taking Timbuktu, will be published next year. His report in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
 (May 2014)

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley: The Pursuit (published by NYRB Classics), which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974; Coleridge: Early Visions, winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year award; Dr Johnson & Mr Savage, which won the 1993 James Tait Black Prize; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, which won the 1990 Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award. His new book, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, was published in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1992. He is also a professor of biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.

Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.


She lives in New York.

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Jane Mayer is a staff writer for The New Yorker. The essay in this issue is based on her book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, which was published in July by Doubleday. (August 2008)

Benjamin is the New Books columnist for Harper’s and the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector. He lives in the Netherlands. (June 2010)

Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Her latest book, Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, was published in February. (August 2008)

Orville Schell is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and currently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City. (May 2010)

Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Zadie Smith’s most recent novel is NW. Her essay in the July 10, 2014 issue will appear as an introduction to the new edition of J.G. Ballard’s Crash, to be published by Fourth Estate in the UK.

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair!
 (January 2014)