Contents


‘Panthers After the Kill’

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France an exhibition at the Frick Collection, New York City, July 12–October 2, 2016

The Quiet Power of Maya Lin

Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story by Robert W. Doubek

Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 by Harriet F. Senie

Maya Lin: Topologies with a foreword by John McPhee and essays by Michael Brenson, William L. Fox, Paul Goldberger, Philip Jodidio, Maya Lin, Lisa Phillips, and Dava Sobel

Ancient Syrian Sites: A Different Story of Destruction

#CultureUnderThreat: Recommendations for the US Government a task force report by the Antiquities Coalition, the Asia Society, and the Middle East Institute

The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan

Palmyre: L’irremplaçable trésor by Paul Veyne

The Easter Rising: Powerful and Useless

Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising by Robert Schmuhl

“The Bomb, Bhadralok, Bhagavad Gita, and Dan Breen: Terrorism in Bengal and Its Relation to the European Experience” by Michael Silvestri

One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914–1916 edited by Angus Mitchell

The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916 by Fearghal McGarry

Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power by Ronan Fanning

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World by Maurice Walsh

The Seven: The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic by Ruth Dudley Edwards

Children of the Rising: The Untold Story of the Young Lives Lost During Easter 1916 by Joe Duffy

‘The Songs of Birds’

Empty Chairs: Selected Poems by Liu Xia, translated from the Chinese by Ming Di and Jennifer Stern, with a foreword by Herta Müller and an introduction by Liao Yiwu

Steel Gate to Freedom: The Life of Liu Xiaobo by Yu Jie, translated from the Chinese by H.C. Hsu

June Fourth Elegies by Liu Xiaobo, translated from the Chinese by Jeffrey Yang

The Real Power of Putin

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia by Anne Garrels

Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes by Vladimir Gel’man

The Strong State in Russia: Development and Crisis by Andrei P. Tsygankov

Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West by Walter Laqueur

The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin by David Satter

Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism by Charles Clover

Russia and the New World Disorder by Bobo Lo

Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire by Agnia Grigas

Contributors

Natalie Angier writes about science for The New York Times. She is the author of The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life, among other books. (September 2016)

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (November 2016)

Roberto Calasso, President and CEO of Adelphi in Milan, is the author of Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India and, most recently, Ardor. (September 2016)

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

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)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2017)

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.
 (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)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Lawrence M. Krauss is Director of the Origins Project and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department at Arizona State. His new book, The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far, will be published in March.
 (September 2016)

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

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt.
 (September 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)

Julian Lucas is an Associate Editor at Cabinet. (April 2017)

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. He is the author of The View from Nowhere, Mortal Questions, and Mind and ­Cosmos, among other books. (September 2017)

Benjamin Nathans is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is completing To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause, a history of the Soviet dissident movement. (August 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)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Time, the first volume of his biography of the American sculptor, will be published in October. (August 2017)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (June 2017)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. He lives in Lahore. (November 2016)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London Review of Books. (September 2016)

James Surowiecki is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes “The Financial Page.” (September 2016)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (July 2017)