Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research by Sue Halpern
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century by Philip Bobbitt
Kirchner and the Berlin Street an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, August 3–November 10, 2008.
Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq by Farnaz Fassihi
The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq by Bing West
Benjamin Disraeli by Adam Kirsch
School by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory by Jonathan Zimmerman
Teaching Boys and Girls Separately an article by Elizabeth Weil
Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Oracle Night by Paul Auster
The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
The Red Notebook: True Stories by Paul Auster
I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project by Paul Auster
Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure by Paul Auster
Timbuktu by Paul Auster
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster
Leviathan by Paul Auster
The Art of Hunger: Essays, Prefaces, Interviews by Paul Auster
The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
Moon Palace by Paul Auster
In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room by Paul Auster with an introduction by Luc Sante
The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster
Squeeze Play by Paul Auster, published under the pseudonym Paul Benjamin
Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey
Lulu in Marrakech by Diane Johnson
Diverse Nations: Explorations in the History of Racial and Ethnic Pluralism by George M. Fredrickson
Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race by George M. Fredrickson
The Collected Prose of Robert Frost edited by Mark Richardson
Fall of Frost by Brian Hall
Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher by Peter J. Stanlis, with an introduction by Timothy Steele
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon, with photographs by Velibor Bozovic and from the Chicago Historical Society
La deriva: perché l’Italia rischia il naufragio (Adrift: Why Italy Risks a Shipwreck) by Gian Antonio Stella and Sergio Rizzo
La paura e la speranza (Fear and Hope) by Giulio Tremonti
Se li conosci li eviti (If You Know Them, You Avoid Them) by Peter Gomez and Marco Travaglio
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
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.
David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).
Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
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.
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)
Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His forthcoming book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. (November 2015)
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.
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.
Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel, resigned in September. Nachum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer are political columnists for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. Avi Steinberg is a writer living in Philadelphia. (December 2008)
George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. His essay in this issue is partly drawn from a speech he delivered in November for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Ukraine Foundation, which promotes democracy and human rights in Ukraine. (December 2015)