The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis
Kehua! by Fay Weldon
Praxis by Fay Weldon
Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon
Auto da Fay: A Memoir by Fay Weldon
Splitting by Fay Weldon
The Bulgari Connection by Fay Weldon
She May Not Leave by Fay Weldon
Long Live the King by Fay Weldon
The New Countess by Fay Weldon
The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World by Alison Wolf
Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum catalog by Paul Roberts of a recent exhibition at the British Museum
Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City by Maria Paola Guidobaldi and Domenico Esposito, with photographs by Luciano Pedicini, translated from the Italian by Ceil Friedman
No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti
Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding by Husain Haqqani
The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics by Andrew Small
Karachi: Ordered Disorder and the Struggle for the City by Laurent Gayer
The Prisoner by Omar Shahid Hamid
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition by David Nirenberg
Reflections on Judging by Richard A. Posner
Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner
One Thousand and One Nights a retelling by Hanan al-Shaykh, with a foreword by Mary Gaitskill
Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World by Nicholas Griffin
The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman
Prince Igor an opera by Alexander Borodin, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov
Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland by the Scottish Government
The Road to Independence?: Scotland in the Balance by Murray Pittock, with a foreword by Alex Salmond
Drew Gilpin Faust is the President and the Lincoln Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author, most recently, of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Her essay in this issue is drawn from a speech she delivered in November at Duke to commemorate the one hundredth birthday of the late historian John Hope Franklin. (December 2015)
John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Among his recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions, The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, and The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom.
Anatol Lieven is a Professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a Senior Fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry.
Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is The Language of Houses.
Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His latest publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (August 2015)
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 was published by New York Review Books in March 2015.
Ingrid D. Rowland teaches in Rome for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her latest book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.
Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale. His essay in the September 24, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, published in September 2015 by Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of Random House.
Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel, A Book of Heaven, was published in February 2014. She lives in New York.
Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and coeditor emeritus of Dissent. His new book is The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions. (March 2015)