The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
World Order by Henry Kissinger
America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Social Disorder by Bret Stephens
Iolanta an opera by Peter Tchaikovsky
Bluebeard’s Castle an opera by Béla Bartók
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
Hope: Entertainer of the Century by Richard Zoglin
Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana by Marc Frank
Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others by David Sloan Wilson
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
Echo’s Bones by Samuel Beckett, edited by Mark Nixon
Moral Imagination by David Bromwich
Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time by Garry Wills
Le Suicide français by Éric Zemmour
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).
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)