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. (April 2014)

Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

David Cole is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the award-winning 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) He has been awarded an Open Society Foundation Fellowship for 2012–2013 to write his next book, on the role of civil society in enforcing constitutional rights.


Frederick C. Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year.
 Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher.

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New Yorker. His latest book is Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens. (December 2013)

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 is the author of a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a translation of the works of C. P. Cavafy; and a previous collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken. He teaches at Bard College.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Andrew O’Hagan’s latest book, The Atlantic Ocean: Reports from Britain and America, was published in the United States in January.
 (May 2013)

Joyce Carol Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU. Her most recent novel is Carthage.

Nicolas Pelham has reported on the Arab world for twenty years and currently writes for The Economist. (October 2013)

Darryl Pinckney, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He lives in New York City.

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Central Asia. (August 2013)

Diane Ravitch won the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2011 for her “careful use of social science research for the public good.”
 (July 2012)

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)

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (April 2014)

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 the president of the Royal Society of Literature. Among his books are The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, To a Mountain in Tibet. (December 2013)

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 Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. He is the author of the e-book Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and America, Then and Now. (May 2014)

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels and two collections of stories. His play, The Testament of Mary, is now being staged at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. He has been a visiting writer at Stanford, the University of Texas at Austin, and Princeton, and is now the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia.