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 was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).

Andrew Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. (March 2015)

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. He is Editor in Chief of the magazine Letras Libres and was, for twenty years, Deputy Editor of Vuelta, whose editor was Octavio Paz. (June 2013)

Mark Lilla is currently a Fellow of the Paris Institut d’Études Avancées. He is author of The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West.

Jessica Tuchman Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until this year 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.


Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His seventh collection of poetry, In a Mist, is to be published in the spring of 2015.


Fintan O’Toole is Literary Editor of The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His latest book is A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.

 (March 2015)

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.


 (March 2015)

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.


Jana Prikryl is a Senior Editor at The New York Review. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and The Paris Review.
 (March 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 Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
 (March 2015)

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)