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The Afterglow of John La Farge

John La Farge’s Second Paradise: Voyages in the South Seas, 1890–1891 an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, October 19, 2010–January 2, 2011; and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, January 22–March 27, 2011

The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?

The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth by Irving Kirsch

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker

Unhinged: The Trouble With Psychiatry—A Doctor’s Revelations About a Profession in Crisis by Daniel Carlat

Hello to All That!

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918 by Adam Hochschild

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I by Michael S. Neiberg

Mind Control & the Internet

World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet by Michael Chorost

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You by Eli Pariser

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

Death and Drugs in Colombia

Y refundaron la patria…: De cómo mafiosos y políticos reconfiguraron el Estado colombiano [And They Refounded the Nation…: How Mafiosi and Politicians Reconfigured the Colombian State] edited by Claudia López Hernández

The High Price of the New Beijing

Beijing Record: A Physical and Political History of Planning Modern Beijing by Wang Jun

Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic by Chang-tai Hung

Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China by Robin Visser

The Forbidden City by Geremie R. Barmé

The Concrete Dragon: China’s Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World by Thomas J. Campanella

Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space by Wu Hung

A New Approach to the Holocaust

Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews by Peter Longerich

Heinrich Himmler: Biographie by Peter Longerich

Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland by Catherine Epstein

The “Final Solution” in Riga: Exploitation and Annihilation, 1941–1944 by Andrej Angrick and Peter Klein, translated from the German by Ray Brandon

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)

John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 
(June 2014)

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Hugh Eakin has reported for The New York Review from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, and Lebanon. His article on Oman was supported by a grant from the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
 (August 2014)

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

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier ­Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His books include The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth and Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After.
 (October 2014)

Award-winning publisher, editor, and author Slavko Goldstein was born in 1928 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and grew up in Karlovac, Croatia. During the Holocaust, he lost his father and most of the members of his father’s and mother’s families. His mother saved him and his brother Danko by joining the Partisans in 1942, in which he served until 1945, achieving the rank of lieutenant at the age of seventeen and becoming one of the youngest officers in the Partisan army. After the war, he worked as a journalist and editor for several leading Croatian newspapers and as a scriptwriter for feature and documentary films. As the director of University Publisher Liber Zageb and then as the publisher and editor of Novi Liber for more than forty years, he has been responsible for the publication of many important works of Yugoslav and Croatian literature and on Croatian social life. He was president of the Jewish Community of Zagreb from 1986-1990 and the founder and president of the first non-communist political party in Croatia from 1989-1990. From 2001 to 2005 he was the president of the Council of the Jasenovac Memorial Center. He has been awarded about twenty prizes for his journalistic, film, and editorial work. The Croatian edition of his latest book, 1941: The Year that Keeps Returning, won four different prizes as the best publication in Croatia in 2007, and the Krunoslav Sukić Award as the book of the decade in the field of nonviolence, human rights, and civil society.

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.

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review on the subject of technology. She is the editor of NYRB Lit and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury. Her most recent book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.
 (July 2014)

Ian Johnson is a correspondent for The New York Times in ­Beijing. He is writing a book on China’s search for values. (September 2014)

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


Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently 
co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book isAn Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and he is finishing a translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi.

Fang Lizhi, an astrophysicist and former vice-president of the University of Science and Technology of China, was expelled from the Communist Party of China in 1987. He was granted asylum at the US embassy in Beijing before leaving the country in 1990. He is the 1989 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and is a professor of physics at the University of Arizona. (November 2011)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher whose books include The ­Character of Mind, The Problem of Consciousness, Consciousness and Its Objects, and The Meaning of Disgust.

 (April 2014)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

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)

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (April 2014)

Adam Thirlwell is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape; a novella, Kapow!; an essay-book, The Delighted States, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His new novel, Lurid & Cute, will be published in 2015.

Eliot Weinberger’s most recent book is the essay collection Oranges & Peanuts for Sale.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair!
 (September 2014)

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