Contents


The War Against Women

From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women, Volume I: Origins by Marilyn French, with a foreword by Margaret Atwood

From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women, Volume II: The Masculine Mystique by Marilyn French, with a foreword by Margaret Atwood

From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women, Volume III: Infernos and Paradises, the Triumph of Capitalism in the 19th Century by Marilyn French, with a foreword by Margaret Atwood

From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women, Volume IV: Revolutions and the Struggles for Justice in the 20th Century by Marilyn French, with a foreword by Margaret Atwood

Knock on Wood

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock, with an introduction by Umberto Eco and an afterword by Rebecca West

Maman’s Boy

Le Corbusier: A Life by Nicholas Fox Weber

The Rhetoric of Modernism: Le Corbusier as Lecturer by Tim Benton

The Villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, 1920–1930 by Tim Benton

Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul by Caroline Maniaque Benton

Le Corbusier and Britain: An Anthology edited by Irena Murray and Julian Osley

Le Corbusier Le Grand edited by Phaidon editors, with an introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen and chapter introductions by Tim Benton

Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 19–May 24, 2009

Le Corbusier and the Occult by J.K. Birksted

Can We Make America Smarter?

The Race Between Education and Technology by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008–2009 Edition by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality by Charles Murray

Report of the Commission on the Use of Standardized Tests in Undergraduate Admissions

Taming the River: Negotiating the Academic, Financial, and Social Currents in Selective Colleges and Universities by Camille Z. Charles, Mary J. Fisher, Margarita A. Mooney, and Douglas Massey

Contributors

Gottfried Benn (1886–1956) was a prominent German essayist, novelist, and poet. (April 2009)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

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 most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

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.”


Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, most recently, of Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History.
 (May 2017)

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
 (August 2017)

Mark Ford’s latest book is Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (October 2017)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

David Hare is a playwright and screenwriter. Among his plays are Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, and Gethsemane. “Wall” is a slightly shortened version of a monologue first performed by the author on March 12, 2009, at the Royal Court Theatre in London. (April 2009)

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Michael Hofmann is a Professor in the English Department of the University of Florida. His latest translation is of the story collection Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures by Franz Kafka. (June 2017)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His most recent book is The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century. (June 2017)

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

Michael Massing, a former Executive Editor of The Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.
 (January 2016)

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale. His latest book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, is published on February 28.
 (February 2017)