Contents


The Way Out of the Slump

The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession by Richard C. Koo

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G. Rajan

Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

In the Life of ‘The Wire’

The Wire a television series created by David Simon

The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television edited by Tiffany Potter and C.W. Marshall

The Wire: Truth Be Told by Rafael Alvarez, with an introduction by David Simon

The Fierce Emotions of Siena

Marco Romano e il contesto artistico senese fra Duecento e Trecento (Marco Romano and the Sienese Artistic Context Between the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries) an exhibition at the Museo Civico, Archeologico e della Collegiata, Casole d'Elsa, March 27–October 3, 2010

Da Jacopo della Quercia a Donatello: Le arti a Siena nel primo Rinascimento (From Jacopo della Quercia to Donatello: Sienese Art in the Early Renaissance) an exhibition held at Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, March 26–July 11, 2010

Sassetta: The Borgo San Sepolcro Altarpiece edited by Machtelt Israëls

The Hard Truth About the Foreign Legion

Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The Foreign Legion in France’s Colonial Conquests, 1870–1935 by Martin Windrow

Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World’s Most Famous Fighting Corps by Adrian D. Gilbert

What to Do About Guantánamo?

The Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law edited by Mark P. Denbeaux and Jonathan Hafetz

Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror by Charles Fried and Gregory Fried

The Guantánamo Review Task Force Final Report

Germany: The Poet After the Fall

The Bars of Atlantis: Selected Essays by Durs Grünbein, edited by Michael Eskin and translated from the German by John Crutchfield, Michael Hofmann, and Andrew Shields

Descartes’ Devil: Three Meditations by Durs Grünbein, translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Ashes for Breakfast: Selected Poems by Durs Grünbein, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann

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.

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

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (September 2014)

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).

Samuel Freeman is the Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Justice and the Social Contract and Rawls. (July 2014)

Howard W. French is an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was for many years a New York Times correspondent. His most recent book is A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. (December 2010)

Jeffrey Gettleman is East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize this year for international reporting from Somalia and Sudan. (August 2012)

Max Hastings has been the editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. His most recent book, Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945, was published in November.
 (February 2012)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. Her books include Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce. Her new book, Flyover Lives, was published in January 2014.

Walter Kaiser is the author of Praisers of Folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare. 
(February 2014)

Adam Kirsch’s second collection of poems is Invasions. His new book of essays, Rocket and Lightship, will be published this fall. (September 2014)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and ­Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (October 2014)

Nick Laird’s new book of poetry is Go Giants. He teaches at Princeton. (December 2013)


Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick is the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington and a consultant to Catholic Relief Services.
 (October 2010)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her new collection of stories, Bark, will be published at the end of February 2014.

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, will be published early next year. (October 2014)

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.

 (June 2014)

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He has worked for Robert Wilson on various theatrical projects, most recently an adaptation of Daniil Kharms’s The Old Woman.

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.

Graham Robb is the author of biographies of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud. His latest book is The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts.
 (December 2013)

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.


Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. This month, he is to deliver a Philippe Roman Lecture on the origins of the Holocaust at the London School of Economics. (March 2014)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Nathan Thrall is a Senior Analyst with the Middle East and North Africa Program of the International Crisis Group. 
He lives in Jerusalem.
 (October 2014)

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

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of Education and History and Director of the History of Education Program, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU. His most recent book is Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory. (October 2010)