Contents


The Green Universe: A Vision

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight by Julian Guthrie

Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets by Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix

All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life by Jon Willis

He Made It American

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 10–September 25, 2016; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., November 20, 2016–March 5, 2017; the de Young, San Francisco, April 1–August 6, 2017; and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, September 16, 2017–January 8, 2018

The George Plimpton Story

Out of My League: The Classic Account of an Amateur’s Ordeal in Professional Baseball by George Plimpton

Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback by George Plimpton

The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour by George Plimpton

Mad Ducks and Bears: Football Revisited by George Plimpton

One for the Record: The Inside Story of Hank Aaron’s Chase for the Home Run Record by George Plimpton

Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring by George Plimpton

Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey by George Plimpton

How the Financing of Colleges May Lead to Disaster!

Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt by Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos

Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream by A.J. Angulo

Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education by William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Sara Goldrick-Rab

Solving the Student Loan Crisis: Dreams, Diplomas and a Lifetime of Debt by Cryn Johannsen

Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance by Greta R. Krippner

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

In Saudi Arabia: Can It Really Change?

The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism by Toby Matthiesen

Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt by Pascal Menoret

Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Peril by Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants

Force and Fanaticism: Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond by Simon Ross Valentine

Can We Have a ‘Party of the People’?

Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century by Daniel Oppenheimer

The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America by Steve Fraser

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. (October 2016)

Colin B. Bailey is Director of the Morgan Library and Museum. His books include Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris, which was awarded the 2004 Mitchell Prize, and Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting. (October 2016)

April Bernard’s most recent books are Brawl & Jag, a collection of poems, and Miss Fuller, a novel.
 (October 2016)

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of the oral history The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia.
 (October 2016)

Rana Foroohar is Assistant Managing Editor at Time and the author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business.
 (October 2016)

Maya Jasanoff is Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World and Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750–1850. (October 2016)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.
 (October 2016)

David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. He served as Foreign Secretary of the UK from 2007 to 2010.
 (October 2016)

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, the latest being Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them, and the novel Thomas & Mary: A Love Story.
 (October 2016)

Nicolas Pelham is The Economist’s Middle East correspondent. His most recent book is Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East. (October 2016)

Nathaniel Rich is the author, most recently, of Odds Against Tomorrow. (October 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2016)

Laurence C. Smith is Professor and Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA. He is the author of The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future.
 (October 2016)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
 (October 2016)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! (October 2016)