Contents


The Triumph of Fay Weldon

Kehua! by Fay Weldon

Praxis by Fay Weldon

Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon

Auto da Fay: A Memoir by Fay Weldon

Splitting by Fay Weldon

The Bulgari Connection by Fay Weldon

She May Not Leave by Fay Weldon

Long Live the King by Fay Weldon

The New Countess by Fay Weldon

Under the Volcano

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum catalog by Paul Roberts of a recent exhibition at the British Museum

Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City by Maria Paola Guidobaldi and Domenico Esposito, with photographs by Luciano Pedicini, translated from the Italian by Ceil Friedman

Pakistan: The Mess We Can’t Ignore

No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti

Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding by Husain Haqqani

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics by Andrew Small

Karachi: Ordered Disorder and the Struggle for the City by Laurent Gayer

The Prisoner by Omar Shahid Hamid

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Queens of the Night

Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner

One Thousand and One Nights a retelling by Hanan al-Shaykh, with a foreword by Mary Gaitskill

Will Scotland Go Independent?

Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland by the Scottish Government

The Road to Independence?: Scotland in the Balance by Murray Pittock, with a foreword by Alex Salmond

Contributors

Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 
(November 2016)

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 He teaches at Wellesley. (June 2016)

Drew Gilpin Faust is the President and the Lincoln Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author, most recently, of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Her essay in this issue is drawn from a speech she delivered in November at Duke to commemorate the one-hundredth birthday of the late historian John Hope Franklin.
 (December 2015)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is The Plot Against the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (May 2017)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom.
 (June 2016)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing and More Scenes from the Rural Life.
 (December 2016)

Anatol Lieven is a Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and the author of Pakistan: A Hard Country, among other books. (April 2016)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His latest publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China.
 (August 2015)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers. (December 2016)

Angela Merkel is Chancellor of Germany. (March 2014)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. He is the author of The Phantom Empire and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, among other books. (April 2017)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her new book, The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, will be published in October.
 (May 2017)

Vikram Seth is a novelist and poet. His novels include 
A Suitable Boy, and his next novel, to be published in 2016, will be a sequel, A Suitable Girl. (March 2014)

Leila Seth is former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh and the author of a memoir, On Balance. (March 2014)

Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale. His latest book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, is published on February 28.
 (February 2017)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her most recent book is the novel A Book of Heaven.
 (July 2016)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His new book, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality, will be published in June.
 (April 2017)

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and co-­editor emeritus of Dissent. His new book, A Foreign Policy for the Left, will be published in the fall. (May 2017)