Contents


The Powers of Dr. Johnson

Samuel Johnson: A Biography by Peter Martin

Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings edited by Peter Martin

Samuel Johnson: The Struggle by Jeffrey Meyers

Samuel Johnson: A Life by David Nokes

Pixar Genius

WALL·E a film by Pixar Animation Studios

The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company by David A. Price

To Infinity and Beyond! The Story of Pixar Animation Studios by Karen Paik, based on research and interviews by Leslie Iwerks, with a foreword by John Lasseter, Steve Jobs, and Ed Catmull

The Art of Pixar Short Films by Amid Amidi, with a foreword by John Lasseter

Why Art?

Art Without Borders: A Philosophical Exploration of Art and Humanity by Ben-Ami Scharfstein

The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution by Denis Dutton

The Anarchy of Success

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow


Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang


The Afghanistan Impasse

To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan by Nicholas Schmidle

Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda by Gretchen Peters

Contributors

Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin, among other novels. Her new novel, MaddAddam, was published in September. (November 2013)

Julian Bell is a painter and writer living in Lewes, England. His Van Gogh: A Power Seething will be published early next year.
 (June 2014)

Madison Smartt Bell is Professor of English and Director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College. His new book, DevilA?s Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest, is forthcoming in November. (October 2009)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.

 
(October 2014)

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.

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at 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).

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)