Contents


The Specter Haunting the Senate

Politics or Principle?: Filibustering in the United States Senate by Sarah A. Binder and Steven S. Smith


Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate by Gregory Koger

The Ideal Friend

My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley, with an introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

My Dog Tulip a film directed by Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger

The Slump Goes On: Why?

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

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

The Party: Impenetrable, All Powerful

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor

China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation by David Shambaugh

China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom by Richard Baum

China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

China’s New Rulers: The Secret Files by Andrew J. Nathan and Bruce Gilley

What We Need to Know About the Holocaust

The Death of the Shtetl by Yehuda Bauer

Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust by David Engel

The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City by Barbara Engelking and Jacek Leociak, translated from the Polish by Emma Harris

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945 by Saul Friedländer

Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

The Destruction of the European Jews, Third Edition by Raul Hilberg

Je suis le dernier Juif: Treblinka, 1942–1943 by Chil Rajchman, translated from the Yiddish by Gilles Rozier

Nim słonce wzejdzie: Dziennik pisany w ukryciu, 1943–1944 by Marek Szapiro

Contributors

Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 
(March 2014)

R. Scott Appleby is the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame.

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His new book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories, to be published in February 2015. (December 2014)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, were published in June as Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up.
 (October 2014)

Roger Cohen is a columnist for The New York Times. His family memoir, The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family, will be published in January 2015.
 (December 2014)

Steve Coll is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
 (July 2014)

David Dollenmayer is Emeritus Professor of German at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
 (June 2013)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.


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.


Stephen Greenblatt is the author of, among other books, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the National Book Award, the James Russell Lowell Award, and the Pulitzer Prize). He is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard.

Jeffrey Hamburger is Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University.

Ian Johnson is a correspondent for The New York Times in ­Beijing. He is writing a book on China’s beliefs and values. (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.

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)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer for The New Yorker.
 He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.

John T. McGreevy is the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame.

Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Arnold Relman (1923–2014) was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a contributor of many articles and essays to The New York Review. Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Arnold Relman was her husband.

Max Rodenbeck is The Economist’s Middle East Bureau Chief. He lives in Cairo. (Septemer 2014)

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London. His most recent book is Torture Team. (September 2010)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet malt Monet: Ein Sommer in Argenteuil. (June 2013)

Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

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)

David Thomson is film critic at The New Republic and has been a frequent contributor to Sight & Sound, Film Comment, The Guardian, and The Independent. He is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film and, most recently, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. He has also written several novels, including Suspects and Silver Light.

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

 (December 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)

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory.