Contents


In a Fantastic, Lost World

The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 1–May 23, 2010; the Saint Louis Art Museum, June 20–September 6, 2010; the Dallas Museum of Art, October 3, 2010–January 2, 2011; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, January 23–April 17,

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 8, 2008–February 8, 2009; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 2–June 13, 2010.

Our Giant Banking Crisis—What to Expect

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

World Economic Outlook, April 2009: Crisis and Recovery by the International Monetary Fund

World Economic Outlook, October 2009: Sustaining the Recovery by the International Monetary Fund

The Poet’s Head on a Platter

Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry selected and translated from the Russian by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Brian Boyd and Stanislav Shvabrin, and with an introduction by Brian Boyd

The Supreme Aristocrat on Trial

The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby, Volume 1: Ascent, 1799–1851 By Angus Hawkins

The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby, Volume 2: Achievement, 1851–1869 By Angus Hawkins

Contributors

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (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.”


Hugh Eakin is the Gilder Lehrman Fellow in American History at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. (November 2017)

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa.

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


E. D. Hirsch Jr. is the founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author, most recently, of The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools. (May 2010)

Colin Jones is a professor of history at Queen Mary, University of London. His books include The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon, Paris: Biography of a City, and The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. (June 2017)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale. His recent works include The Baltimore Case and he is currently completing a history of intellectual property in plants, animals, and people.


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

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (July 2016)

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

Alisa Roth is an Editor of the public radio program Life of the Law and has reported on refugee and asylum issues in many countries of Europe and the Middle East. (October 2013)

Malise Ruthven’s books include Islam in the World, Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning, and Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity. (June 2017)

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

Adam Thirlwell’s most recent novel is Lurid and Cute. (November 2017)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is the novel House of Names. (July 2017)

Robin Wells is the coauthor, along with Paul Krugman, of Economics and has taught economics at Princeton, Stanford Business School, and MIT.
 (July 2012)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)