Contents


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

Contributors

Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the ­co­author, most recently, of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a ­Metaphor, which was published simultaneously with the exhibition of Gober’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.


 
(April 2015)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (May 2015)

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. (July 2015)

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications.

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 a professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. She received the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in criticism for her most recent book, Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West.
 (August 2014)

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

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the 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).

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 markdanner.com.

Hugh Eakin is a Senior Editor of The New York Review and Editor of the NYRblog. Research for the article in the March 5, 2015 issue was supported by a grant from the Fritt Ord Foundation.

Tim Flannery’s most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (July 2015)

Jonathan Freedland is Executive Editor for Opinion at The Guardian, where he also writes a weekly column. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for journalism.
 (May 2015)

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 for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto into English and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book is An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and his translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Science to Exile, will be published in early 2016.

Jessica Tuchman Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until this year 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.


Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.

Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden. His books include The Things That Matter—about seven novels by Mary Shelley, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf—and Early Auden and Later Auden. He has edited novels by Arnold Bennett, Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, Anthony Trollope, and H. G. Wells, and has written for The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and many other publications. His Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers will be published by New York Review Books in March 2015.


Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of, among other works, Vichy France and The Anatomy of Fascism.


Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer 
at Bard. Her new novel is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.

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. (June 2015)

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, will be published in April 2015.


Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton. His latest book, States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America, has just been published.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.


Adam Zagajewski’s most recent book is Unseen Hand:
Poems. (August 2014)