Contents


Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial by Alison Bass

Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Petersen

Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane

Sacred, Earthy & Sublime

Mantegna, 1431–1506 an exhibition at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, September 26, 2008– January 5, 2009.

Giovanni Bellini an exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, September 30, 2008– January 11, 2009

What to Do About the Torturers?

Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values by Philippe Sands

The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book by Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights

Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond by Jameel Jaffer and Amrit Singh

Oppie in New York

Doctor Atomic an opera in two acts by John Adams, libretto by Peter Sellars, directed by Penny Woolcock, with stage design by Julian Crouch

The Iran Mystery Case

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US, and the Twisted Path to Confrontation by Barbara Slavin

Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel,Iran, and the United States by Trita Parsi

Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader by Kasra Naji

Reading Khamenei: The World View of Iran’s Most Powerful Leader by Karim Sadjadpour

The Struggle for Iran by Christopher de Bellaigue

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd

How Not to Make Peace in the Middle East

The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab–Israeli Peace by Aaron David Miller

Negotiating Arab–Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East by Daniel C. Kurtzer and Scott B. Lasensky

Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East by Martin Indyk

Capitalist Pastorale

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter

The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter

Her Father’s Daughter by Gene Stratton-Porter

The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist by Judith Reich Long

The Lady of the Limberlost: The Life and Letters of Gene Stratton-Porter by Jeannette Porter Meehan

American Parable

Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808–1869 an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 27– December 28, 2008; the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, February 8–April 19, 2009; the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, September 29, 2009–March 7, 2010; and the Indiana Univers

Contributors

Hussein Agha is Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and coauthor of A Framework for a Palestinian National Security Doctrine. (November 2012)

Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 
(November 2016)

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Ian Burumais a Professor at Bard and the author of many books about Japan. His latest book is Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War. (May 2017)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books. (May 2016)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center.
 (May 2017)

Mark Ford’s latest book, Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner, was published in October. He teaches in the English Department at University College London.
 (December 2016)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (November 2016)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

Robert Malley is Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. He is writing here in his personal capacity. (November 2012)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Max Rodenbeck is the Middle East Bureau Chief of The Economist. (December 2015)

Alan Rusbridger is Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. For twenty years he was Editor in Chief of The Guardian. His article in this issue will appear in different form in the 2017 edition of Attacks on the Press, edited by the Committee to Protect Journalists and to be published in April by Bloomberg Press.
 (December 2016)

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do, will be published in paperback this June. (April 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (May 2017)

Joel Simon is the Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. (January 2009)

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Paul Theroux is a novelist and travel writer who divides his time between Cape Cod and Hawaii. Among his books are the novels The Mosquito Coast, Millroy the Magician, and My Secret History and the travel memoirs Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, and The Great Railway Bazaar. He has edited The Best American Travel Writing and in 2007 published three novellas collected as The Elephanta Suite.