The King of the Foxes

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country by Gabriel Sherman

Turkey Goes Out of Control

The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power by Soner Cagaptay

Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World by Joshua D. Hendrick

I˙mamin Ordusu [The Imam’s Army] by Ahmet Şık

Ruskin: The Great Artist Emerges

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, February 14–May 11, 2014, and the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, July 4–September 28, 2014

A Passage from Hong Kong

Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George

Go Poets

American Songbook by Michael Ruby

Go Giants by Nick Laird

Nothing by Design by Mary Jo Salter

The Insoluble Question

The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields by Rithy Panh with Christophe Bataille, translated from the French by John Cullen

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine a film by Rithy Panh

Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell a film by Rithy Panh

He Remade Our World

Decision Points by George W. Bush

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman

The World According to Dick Cheney a film directed by R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir by Dick Cheney, with Liz Cheney


Richard Bernstein was Time’s bureau chief in China and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. His most recent book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice.

 (November 2014)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year.
 (December 2015)

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. He is currently at work on a book called Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris.

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

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (September 2015)

Steve Coll is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

 (April 2015)

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 forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of 
History Emeritus at Oxford. His books include Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867 (September 2015)

Maya Jasanoff is Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World and Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750–1850. (April 2014)

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and ­History at Columbia and President of the Social Science Research Council. His latest book is Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time. (April 2014)

Steven Mithen is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Early Prehistory at the University of Reading. His books include The Prehistory of the Mind, After the Ice: A Global Human History, The Singing Neanderthals, and, most recently, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World.
 (November 2015)

Joyce Carol Oates’s memoir The Lost Landscape is published this October 2015.

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author, most recently, of Painting Death and The Novel: A Survival Skill.

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 novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.

Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.

Frederick Seidel’s most recent book of poems is Nice Weather. (September 2015)

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Zadie Smith’s most recent novel is NW.

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfillment in Early Modern England.

Jenny Uglow’s most recent book is In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793–1815. (December 2015)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with 
Pope Francis.

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. He is the author of Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town. His research for the article in the December 17, 2015 ­issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.