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Contributors

Sarah Birke is a staff Middle East correspondent 
for The Economist. She lived in Syria for three years.

Christian Caryl is an editor at The Washington Post‘s Global Opinion section. (January 2017)

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 most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.
 (December 2016)

Hugh Eakin has previously written on Denmark and Norway for The New York Review. (January 2017)

Martin Filler is the author, most recently, of Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (March 2017)

Jonathan Galassi’s most recent book is the novel Muse. (October 2016)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2016)

Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, and The Believers. (August 2016)

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for The New York Times. A version of his essay in this issue will appear in the collection City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World, edited by Catie Marron and published in April by Harper.
 (April 2016)

Hermione Lee is President of Wolfson College, Oxford. Her most recent book is a biography of Penelope Fitzgerald. (September 2016)

Marilynne Robinson’s latest book, the essay collection 
The Givenness of Things, will be published in paperback in October. (November 2016)

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (March 2017)

Cathleen Schine’s most recent novel is They May Not Mean To, But They Do. (February 2017)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays.
 (February 2017)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s forthcoming book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times.
 (September 2016)