Contents


How They Got Their Bloody Way

Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State by Garry Wills

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War by Robert Jervis

The Mystery of Female Grace

Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater, with Some Thoughts on Muses (Especially Helga Testorf), Transgender Women, Kabuki Goddesses, Porn Queens, Poets, Housewives, Makeup Artists, Geishas, Valkyries and Venus Figurines

Innermost Secrets’

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Three: Poison, Shadow and Farewell by Javier Marías, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Finding the Hidden UN

No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations by Mark Mazower

UN Ideas That Changed the World by Richard Jolly, Louis Emmerij, and Thomas G. Weiss, with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan

The Two Raymond Carvers

Collected Stories by Raymond Carver, edited and with notes by William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll

Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life by Carol Sklenicka

The Message from the Glaciers

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce

Too Smart for Our Own Good: The Ecological Predicament of Humankind by Craig Dilworth

Black Soot and the Survival of Tibetan Glaciers by Baiqing Xu, Junji Cao, James Hansen, and others

On Avoiding Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference with the Climate System: Formidable Challenges Ahead by Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Y. Feng

The Great Melt: The Coming Transformation of the Arctic by Alun Anderson

The Tea Party Jacobins

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop, with Robert G. Cushing

Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again by David Frum

Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe

Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism by Marc J. Hetherington

Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party by Max Blumenthal

Contributors

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. His new book is a ­collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the ­Shadows of War. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (January 2015)

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

Caroline Fraser ‘s most recent book, Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution, was published in December. (May 2010)

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.


Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. (January 2015)

Giles Harvey, a former member of The New York Review’s ­editorial staff, is a Senior Editor at Harper’s. (December 2014)

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.

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia 
and author of The Stillborn God: Politics, Religion, and the Modern West.



Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.


Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.


Orville Schell is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and the coauthor with John Delury of Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century. (October 2014)

Nik Steinberg is a researcher with the Americas division of Human Rights Watch. (May 2010)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics.
 (February 2013)

Stanley Wells is General Editor of the Oxford and Penguin editions of Shakespeare. His most recent book is Shakespeare, Sex, and Love appeared in paperback in July. (August 2012)

Daniel Wilkinson is Managing Director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch.