Contents


Can Obama Rise Again?

Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics by Ari Berman

The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism by Roger D. Hodge

The Beck of Revelation

Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe

Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine by Glenn Beck, with Joseph Kerry

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck, with contributions by Kevin Balfe, Emily Bestler, and Jack Henderson

Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance by Alexander Zaitchik

Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America by Dana Milbank

Inside the Trap

Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt, translated from the French by Alison Anderson, with the collaboration of Sarah Llewellyn

Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle by Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Tom Howes, with Gary Brozek

Captive: 2,147 Days of Terror in the Colombian Jungle by Clara Rojas, translated from the Spanish by Adriana V. López

Artist of Everything

Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales by Kurt Schwitters, translated from the German and with an introduction by Jack Zipes, and with illustrations by Irvine Peacock

Unveiling Hidden China

China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom by Richard Baum

China’s Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society by John Naisbitt and Doris Naisbitt

Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State by Yasheng Huang

Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China by James Fallows

When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order by Martin Jacques

The Mind of Empire: China’s History and Modern Foreign Relations by Christopher A. Ford

Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler

Religious Faith and John Rawls

A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith, with “On My Religion” by John Rawls, edied by Thomas Nagel

Reading Obama: Dreams, Hopes and the American Political Tradition by James T. Kloppenberg

Google and Money!

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

Contributors

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at Princeton. His latest book is The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

 (November 2012)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (November 2016)

Christian Caryl is an editor at The Washington Post‘s Global Opinion section. (January 2017)

John Cassidy is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
 (May 2014)

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial. He teaches at Wellesley. (June 2017)

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 has previously written on Denmark and Norway for The New York Review. (January 2017)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most recent book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. (June 2017)

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including, most recently, Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War. His new book, The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and ­Guerrillas, 1939–1945, will be published in May.

 (March 2016)

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)

Alan Hollinghurst’s s new novel, The Sparsholt Affair, will be published in the US next spring. (August 2017)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

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

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Charles Petersen is a Senior Editor at n+1 and a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard. (August 2017)

Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. (April 2017)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 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)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (April 2017)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)