Contents


After You’ve Gone

Death and the Afterlife by Samuel Scheffler, edited and with an introduction by Niko Kolodny, and with commentaries by Susan Wolf, Harry G. Frankfurt, Seana Valentine Shiffrin, and Niko Kolodny

The Charms of Rex Whistler

In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil

Rex Whistler: A Talent Cut Short an exhibition at the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury, England, May 24–September 29, 2013

2014: Another Democratic Debacle?

Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck

The Polarized Public? Why American Government Is So Dysfunctional by Alan I. Abramowitz

The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite by Mark S. Mizruchi

The Almanac of American Politics 2014 by Michael Barone, Chuck McCutcheon, and others

Donald Rumsfeld Revealed

The Unknown Known a film directed by Errol Morris

Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld

By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham

Contributors

Ian Buruma is currently Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. In Spring 2015, NYRB will reissue his book The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Japan and Germany.

Leo Carey is a Senior Editor at The New Yorker. (April 2014)

Clare Cavanagh is a scholar, translator, and critic. 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 (2010). (January 2014)

J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He 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 writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. His latest book is Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris.


Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has just been published. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life. (April 2014)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book on mathematics. 
 (January 2014)

Tim Judah writes about the Balkans for The Economist and its online column “Eastern Approaches.” (January 2014)

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her new book, The Sixth Extinction, will be published in February. (January 2014)

Alice E. Marwick is an Assistant Professor at Fordham and an academic affiliate at the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age. (January 2014)

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. His latest book is Mind and Cosmos. (November 2013)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her new novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, will be published next spring, 2014.


Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (January 2014)

Alan Ryan’s collected essays The Making of Modern Liberalism and his two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought were published last year.

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London Review of Books and a former Literary Editor of The Nation. (January 2014)

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)

Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz book Who Killed Iago? (January 2014)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair!
 (January 2014)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.

Paul Wilson is a writer based in Toronto. He has translated major works by Josef Škvorecký, Ivan Klíma, Bohumil Hrabal, and Václav Havel into English.
 (April 2014)

Blair Worden is Hugh Trevor-Roper’s literary executor. His most recent book is God’s Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell. (January 2014)