Contents


Man vs. Corpse

The World’s Masterpieces: Italian Painting by Michalena Le Frere Carroll and Frances Cavanah

My Struggle: Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Taipei by Tao Lin

Italy Under a Microscope

The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church by John Thavis

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo by Tim Parks

The Defense of a Jewish Collaborator

The Last of the Unjust a film directed by Claude Lanzmann

Terezin: Il ghetto-modello di Eichmann [Theresienstadt: Eichmann’s Model Ghetto] by Benjamin Murmelstein

“Der Letzte der Ungerechten”: Der “Judenälteste” Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942–1975 [“The Last of the Unjust”: The “Jewish Head Elder” Benjamin Murmelstein in Films 1942–1975] edited by Ronny Loewy and Katharina Rauschenberger

Contributors

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

Pooja Bhatia has written on Haiti for The New York Times, The Economist, and other publications. She lived in Haiti from 2007 to 2011 and now writes for Ozy, a digital magazine. (December 2013)

Lincoln Caplan is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and was formerly on the editorial board of The New York Times. Among his books are The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law and Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire.
 (December 2013)

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.


Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor of History and president of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War.

Charles Glass is a Middle East analyst for NBC News. His most recent book, The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II, was published this summer.
 (December 2013)

Jim Holt writes about science and philosophy. His latest book is Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story.
 (December 2013)

Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nica­ragua, is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. His new book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. (December 2013)

Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia 
and author of The Stillborn God: Politics, Religion, and the Modern West.



Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (December 2013)

Rachel Polonsky is an Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her latest book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (December 2013)

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Graham Robb is the author of biographies of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud. His latest book is The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts.
 (December 2013)

Zadie Smith’s most recent novel is NW.

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace. (December 2013)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His new books are Why Nudge? and Conspiracy ­Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas.
 (April 2014)

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)