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 Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 
(March 2014)

John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), 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), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). 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.

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts and the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio.
 (June 2014)

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the award-winning 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) He has been awarded an Open Society Foundation Fellowship for 2012–2013 to write his next book, on the role of civil society in enforcing constitutional rights.


Mark Ford’s Selected Poems will be published in April. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (February 2014)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently 
co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book isAn Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and he is finishing a translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi.

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 novel is Truth and Consequences.


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.

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 of Books, is the author, most recently, of Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture. He teaches at Bard.


Max Rodenbeck is The Economist’s Mideast Correspondent. He lives in Cairo. (May 2013)

Alan Rusbridger is the Editor of The Guardian newspaper, which recently published articles by Glenn Greenwald and its own reporters about the National Security Agency, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. His new book, about playing the piano, is Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible. (November 2013)

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.

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)

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.