Contents


2016: The Republicans Write

American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone by Marco Rubio

Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works by Rick Santorum

The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea by Paul Ryan

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future by Ben Carson with Candy Carson

God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy by Mike Huckabee

Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge by Scott Walker with Marc Thiessen

The Civil War Convulsion

The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes

The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Contributors

John Balaban is Poet-in-Residence at North Carolina State University. His books include Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems and a memoir of his years in Vietnam, ­Remembering Heaven’s Face. (March 2015)

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. The paperback edition of his book Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed has just been published. (December 2017)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia.
 (November 2016)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was held as a political prisoner by the Russian government for ten years, until he was pardoned in 2013. His contribution in this issue is drawn from his book My Fellow Prisoners, to be published on February 24 by the Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc. (March 2015)

Enrique Krauze is the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Letras Libres, published in Mexico City. Hank Heifetz is a poet, novelist, and translator from Spanish, Sanskrit, and Tamil. (June 2017)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 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.
 (November 2017)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism. (September 2017)

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.
 (June 2016)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.

 (December 2017)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

Jana Prikryl’s first book of poems, The After Party, will be published in 2016. She is a Senior Editor at The New York Review.
 (November 2015)

Frank Rich is a writer-at-large for New York magazine. His books include Ghost Light, a memoir, and The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush’s America. He is an Executive Producer of the HBO series Veep.

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His two new books, Great Shakespeare Actors: From Burbage to Branagh and William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction, are to be published in June and September of this year. (March 2015)