The Anti-Court Court

Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court by Mark Tushnet

Scalia: A Court of One by Bruce Allen Murphy

The Lost Voice of Art

Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, May 19–August 10, 2014.

The Books That Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss edited by Richard Shone and John-Paul Stonard

The Liberal Zionists

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit

Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict by John B. Judis

Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit’s Promised Land by Norman G. Finkelstein

I Do, I Do

Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker

Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality by David Boies and Theodore B. Olson

Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal Justice in a Divided Democracy by Walter Frank

In the Heart of Mysterious Oman

Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965–1976 by Abdel Razzaq Takriti

Oman: Politics and Society in the Qaboos State by Marc Valeri


Hilton Als is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the coauthor, most recently, of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor.
 (July 2016)

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)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His new book, 
The Crucible of Islam, is published in April. (April 2017)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (November 2016)

Ian Buruma is a Professor at Bard and the author of many books about Japan. His latest book, Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, was published in paperback in January. (February 2017)

Terry Castle is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the ­Humanities at Stanford. Her artworks can be seen on her blog, Fevered Brain Productions. Her most recent book is The Professor and Other Writings.

Clare Cavanagh is Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern. Her most recent translation is of Wisława Szymborska’s Map: Collected and Last Poems. (March 2017)

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

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. (March 2017)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
 (March 2017)

Hugh Eakin has previously written on Denmark and Norway for The New York Review. (January 2017)

Tim Flannery’s books include Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature and, most recently, Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (April 2017)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for Journalism. (March 2017)

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (November 2016)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie ­Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State ­Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House.
 (February 2017)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

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

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at ­Columbia and a historian of twentieth-century France. He is a former President of the Linnaean Society of New York. (June 2016)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her new novel, Mister Monkey, was published last autumn. (March 2017)

Arnold Relman (1923–2014) was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a contributor of many articles and essays to The New York Review. Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Arnold Relman was her husband.

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (March 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June. (April 2017)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His most recent book is the novel Our Young Man. He teaches at Princeton.
 (November 2016)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His most recent publication is the two-volume edition The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet ­Debate, 1764–1776. (December 2016)

Adam Zagajewski is a Polish poet and the author of twelve volumes of verse, seven of which have been translated into English. His essay in this issue is drawn from his new book, Slight Exaggeration, which will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April. (March 2017)