Contents


The Moment of Moroni

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, May 15–September 3, 2012

Obama Abroad: The Report Card

Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power by David E. Sanger

The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power by James Mann

Dürer and Renoir

Der frühe Dürer [The Early Dürer] an exhibition at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, May 24–September 2, 2012

Renoir. Zwischen Bohème und Bourgeoisie: Die frühen Jahre [Renoir. Between Bohemia and the Bourgeoisie: The Early Years] an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, April 1–August 12, 2012

In the Cauldron

Eichmann’s Jews: The Jewish Administration of Holocaust Vienna, 1938–1945 by Doron Rabinovici, translated from the German by Nick Somers

The Nazi, The Painter and the Forgotten Story of the SS Road by G.H. Bennett

We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust by Ellen Cassedy

Contributors

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.

Christopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp. (August 2015)

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)

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

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Yasmine El Rashidi is the author of The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution, and a contributing editor to the Middle East arts and culture quarterly Bidoun. She lives in Cairo.

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)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is Great ­Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens.
 (June 2015)

Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England, and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Spell, The Line of Beauty, as well as of a translation of the play Bajazet by Racine. A former staff member at The Times Literary Supplement, Hollinghurst is a frequent contributor to that and other publications, including The Guardian. Hollinghurst’s fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, won the Man Booker Prize in 2004. His most recent novel is The Stranger’s Child and he has written the introduction to a new edition of ­Penelope Fitzgerald’s Offshore. He lives in London.

Karl Kirchwey directs the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. His poem in this issue is from his new collection, Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems. (July 2015)

Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and editor of The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: ­Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.
 (April 2015)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London. (Julne 2015)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His ­seventh collection of poetry, In a Mist, was published in March 2015.

Fintan O’Toole is Literary Editor of The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His latest book is A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.
 (May 2015)

Joyce Carol Oates was Stein Visiting Writer at Stanford for the spring 2015 term. Her most recent novel is Jack of Spades. Her ­essay in the August 13, 2015 issue was delivered as the Robert B. Silvers Lecture at the 
New York Public Library in December 2014.


Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. Author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, his latest book, Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books, has just been published by New York Review Books.


Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.


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 is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (June 2015)

Rory Stewart is Chairman of the Defence Committee of the House of Commons and the author of The Places in Between, among other books. He was previously the Ryan Professor of ­Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (September 2015)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter 
University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her later essays, has just been published.
 (June 2015)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His latest book is Dignity, Rank, and Rights. (October 2014)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His two new books, Great Shakespeare Actors: From Burbage to Branagh and William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction, are to be published in June and September of this year. (March 2015)

Sean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton and author of The Rise of American Democracy. (February 2013)