Contents


Partial Disclosure

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding

United States of Secrets a Frontline documentary (part one produced and directed by Michael Kirk; part two produced by Martin Smith)

The NSA Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World by the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies: Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, and Peter Swire

The CIA’s ‘Zhivago’

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

Inside the Zhivago Storm: The Editorial Adventures of Pasternak’s Masterpiece by Paolo Mancosu

Climate: Will We Lose the Endgame?

Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker

What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change a report by the Climate Science Panel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment a report by the US Global Change Research Program

Are the Authoritarians Winning?

Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order by Richard N. Haass

Restraint: A New Foundation for US Grand Strategy by Barry R. Posen

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

Reforming Taxation to Promote Growth and Equity a white paper by Joseph Stiglitz

Tibet Resists

Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong, edited and translated from the Chinese by Violet S. Law, and with an introduction by Robert Barnett

Tibet: An Unfinished Story by Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper

A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3: The Storm Clouds Descend, 1955–1957 by Melvyn C. Goldstein

Lust and Loss in Madrid

The Infatuations by Javier Marías, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

In the Night of Time by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

What Happened to the Arab Spring?

The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism by Marwan Muasher

The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising by Gilbert Achcar, translated from the French by G.M. Goshgarian

Contributors

Hilton Als is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of White Girls.

David A. Bell is Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions at Princeton. He is the author, most recently, of The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Making of Warfare as We Know It.
 (July 2014)

Henri Cole’s new collection, Nothing to Declare, from which the poem in this issue is taken, will be published by FSG next year.
 (July 2014)

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.
 (July 2014)

Samuel Freeman is the Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Justice and the Social Contract and Rawls. (July 2014)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is a staff writer at The New Yorker and, most recently, the coauthor with Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.


Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review on the subject of technology. She is the editor of NYRB Lit and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury. Her most recent book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.
 (July 2014)

Gregory Hays is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. (July 2014)

Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. For The New York Review he has reported from, among other places, Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.

Adam Kirsch’s second collection of poems is Invasions. His new book of essays, Rocket and Lightship, will be published this fall. (September 2014)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and ­Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (October 2014)

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is the author of A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful. (July 2014)

Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most recently, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865.


Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

Nathaniel Rich’s most recent novel is Odds Against Tomorrow. He lives in New Orleans. (July 2014)

Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam: A Very Short Introduction, Islam in the World: The Divine Supermarket (a study of Christian fundamentalism), A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and several other books. His latest book is Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity.

Michael Scammell, the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, is working on a new translation of Crime and Punishment. (July 2014)

Zadie Smith’s most recent novel is NW.

James Surowiecki is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes “The Financial Page.” (July 2014)

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

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is The Testament of Mary.


Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. His latest book is The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States.