Contents


The Brutal Battle over the Euro

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe by Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Euro and the Battle of Ideas by Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau

‘A Monstrous Prodigy’

Genius a film directed by Michael Grandage

Father to Daughter: The Family Letters of Maxwell Perkins by Maxwell Perkins, edited by Louise Perkins King, Ruth King Porter, and Bertha Perkins Frothingham

Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald

Aline: The First Biography of Aline Bernstein, Famed Stage Designer and Mistress of Thomas Wolfe by Carole Klein

The Rockefeller Family Fund vs. Exxon

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll

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

What Exxon Knew About the Earth’s Melting Arctic an article by Sara Jerving, Katie Jennings, Masako Melissa Hirsch, and Susanne Rust

How Exxon Went from Leader to Skeptic on Climate Change Research an article by Katie Jennings, Dino Grandoni, and Susanne Rust

Big Oil Braced for Global Warming While It Fought Regulations an article by Amy Lieberman and Susanne Rust

Archival Documents on Exxon’s Climate History available at www.climatefiles.com

Smoke, Mirrors and Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, January 2007, available at www.ucsusa.org

The Kurds Are Nearly There

From Tribe to Nation: Iraqi Kurdistan on the Cusp of Statehood a report by Amberin Zaman

The Kurds: A Modern History by Michael M. Gunter

Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East by Quil Lawrence

Kurdistan Rising? Considerations for Kurds, Their Neighbors, and the Region by Michael Rubin

What the Trees Say

The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben, translated from the German by Jane Billinghurst

Eleanor in War and Love

Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 3: The War Years and After, 1939–1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

Contributors

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of ­History Emeritus at Princeton. His latest book is Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity.
 (December 2016)

Anne Carson is a poet who was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek, sometimes at NYU. Float, her new collection of prose and poetry, was published in October.
 (December 2016)

Christian Caryl is an editor at The Washington Post‘s Global Opinion section. (January 2017)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center.
 (February 2017)

Lydia Davis’s most recent book is Can’t and Won’t: Stories. Her essay in this issue is based on a keynote address given at the awards ceremony of the French-American Foundation on June 7, 2016. At the ceremony, she was named the Foundation’s first Translator Laureate.
 (December 2016)

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams, is the author of Roosevelt’s Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party and 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm. (December 2016)

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, most recently, of Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History.
 (December 2016)

Mark Ford’s latest book, Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner, was published in October. He teaches in the English Department at University College London.
 (December 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.
 (December 2016)

Martin Garbus is an attorney who has represented Andrei Sakharov, Václav Havel, the African National Congress and Nelson Mandela, Amnesty International, and the ACLU in issues involving free speech and human rights. (December 2016)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His memoir, Avid Reader: A Life, was published in September. (December 2016)

Jim Holt’s latest book is Why Does the World Exist? (November 2016)

David Kaiser is President of the Rockefeller Family Fund, a US-based, family-led public charity that works to promote a sustainable and just society. (December 2016)

Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World. (December 2016)

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (December 2016)

Thomas Pakenham is a historian and the author of five books about trees, most recently The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime’s Quest. (December 2016)

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU. Her most recent book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.
 (December 2016)

Alan Rusbridger is Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. For twenty years he was Editor in Chief of The Guardian. His article in this issue will appear in different form in the 2017 edition of Attacks on the Press, edited by the Committee to Protect Journalists and to be published in April by Bloomberg Press.
 (December 2016)

James Walton is a frequent contributor to many magazines in the UK, including The Spectator.
 (December 2016)

Lee Wasserman is Director of the Rockefeller Family Fund.
 (December 2016)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His most recent publication is the two-volume edition The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet ­Debate, 1764–1776. (December 2016)