Contents


Republican Days of Wrath

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter

Red Army: The Radical Network that Must Be Defeated to Save America by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott

Oddly Brilliant Beginnings

Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 30–October 16, 2011, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, January 20–May 13, 2012

Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939 an exhibition at the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, February 26–May 15, 2011, the Pinakotek der Moderne, Munich, June 2–July 17, 2011, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012, and the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge,

Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors from the Julia Feininger Estate an exhibition at Moeller Fine Art, New York City, June 27–October 15, 2011

What Happened at the Macondo Well?

Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren C. Steffy

A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher by Joel Achenbach

Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster by John Konrad and Tom Shroder

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling a report to the President by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

‘The Mother of Us All’

Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters by Donald Bogle

His Eye Is on the Sparrow by Ethel Waters, with Charles Samuels, and with a new preface by Donald Bogle

Predators and Robots at War

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-first Century by P.W. Singer

Predator: The Remote-Control Air War over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story by Lieutenant Colonel Matt J. Martin with Charles W. Sasser

A One-Sided Crush

The Forster–Cavafy Letters: Friends at a Slight Angle edited and annotated by Peter Jeffreys

Selected Prose Works by C.P. Cavafy, translated from the Greek and annotated by Peter Jeffreys

The Naumburg Masters

Der Naumburger Meister: Bildhauer und Architekt im Europa der Kathedralen [The Naumburg Master: Sculptor and Architect in the Europe of Cathedrals] an exhibition at the Schlösschen am Markt, the cathedral, and other locations in Naumburg, Germany, June 29–November 2, 2011

Why They Get Pakistan Wrong

The Scorpion’s Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan—and How It Threatens America by Zahid Hussain

Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven

Physician, Heal Thyself: Part I

Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted by Gerald Imber

An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine by Howard Markel

Contributors

Hussein Agha is Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and coauthor of A Framework for a Palestinian National Security Doctrine. (November 2012)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 2017)

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

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. (September 2017)

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

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)

Mohsin Hamid lives in Lahore. His new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, was published this spring.
 (May 2013)

Mark Harman is Professor of English and Modern Languages at Elizabethtown College. The paperback edition of his translation of Franz Kafka’s Amerika: The Missing Person appeared in August. (September 2011)

Peter Maass is the author, most recently, of Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. (September 2011)

Robert Malley is Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. He is writing here in his personal capacity. (November 2012)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, has just been published. (June 2015)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author, most recently, of the novel A Book of American Martyrs and the story collection Dis mem ber. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (September 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.
 (September 2017)

Nicolas Pelham is The Economist’s Middle East correspondent. His most recent book is Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East. (October 2016)

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

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. He lives in Lahore. (November 2016)

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU. Her most recent book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.
 (December 2016)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

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

Eric J. Segall is Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law and the author of Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court Is Not a Court and Its Justices Are Not Judges, which comes out in February. (September 2011)

Colin Thubron is a President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (October 2017)

Claire Tomalin is the author of many biographies, among them Jane Austen: A Life and Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self. Her new book, Charles Dickens: A Life, will be published in October. (September 2011)

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