Contents


Fury Over Fracking

Exxon: The Road Not Taken by Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer, and Lisa Song

The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight Over Fracking, and the Future of Energy by Gary Sernovitz

What Chance for Afghanistan?

Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation by Robert D. Crews

Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes edited by Nile Green

The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution by Antonio Giustozzi

Living Happily Ever After

Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965 by Barbara Miller Lane

Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia by James A. Jacobs

The Disaster of Richard Nixon

Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas

Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection by Ken Hughes

Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War by William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball

One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His new book, 
The Crucible of Islam, is published in April. (April 2017)

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
 (August 2017)

Tim Flannery’s books include Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature and, most recently, Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. He lives in Australia. (June 2017)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. (July 2017)

Samuel Freeman is the Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. His book Liberalism, Economic Justice, and the Difference Principle, a collection of recent essays, will be published next year. (March 2017)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His new book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, will be published in September. (April 2017)

Ian Johnson reports from Beijing and Berlin. His new book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, was published in April. He received the 2016 Shorenstein Journalism Award. (August 2017)

Robert G. Kaiser is a former Managing Editor and Associate Editor at The Washington Post. His most recent book is Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t. (November 2016)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her forthcoming book, Orders From Above: The Putin Regime and Political Murder, will be published next year. (April 2016)

Anatol Lieven is a Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and the author of Pakistan: A Hard Country, among other books. (April 2016)

David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown. His most recent book is Torture, Power, and Law.
 (September 2016)

Wyatt Mason is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a Writer-in-Residence at Bard, where he is Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center. He teaches literature at Eastern Correctional Facility through the Bard Prison Initiative.

(April 2016)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her new novel, Mister Monkey, was published last fall. (July 2017)

Orville Schell is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and the coauthor with John Delury of Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century. (April 2016)

Tamsin Shaw is Associate Professor of European and ­Mediterranean Studies and Philosophy at NYU and the author of ­Nietzsche’s Political Skepticism.
 (April 2017)

Colin Thubron is the President of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (June 2017)

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

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. (April 2017)