Contents


How Megyn Kelly Won

Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country by Gabriel Sherman

Why Free Speech Is Not Enough

The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise by Laura Weinrib

Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America by Sam Lebovic

Brilliant, Touching, Tough

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel

The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s by Joseph Egan

My Story: An Autobiography by Mary Astor

A Life on Film by Mary Astor

Will We Ever Pin Down Pushkin?

Strolls with Pushkin by Andrei Sinyavsky, translated from the Russian by Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy and Slava I. Yastremski

The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship by Alex Beam

Novels, Tales, Journeys: The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

The Headquarters of Neo-Marxism

Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School by Stuart Jeffries

Habermas: A Biography by Stefan Müller-Doohm, translated from the German by Daniel Steuer

Adorno and Existence by Peter E. Gordon

Contributors

Edward Ball is the author of Slaves in the Family and The Inventor and the Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures, among other books. He is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. (March 2017)

Archie Brown’s most recent books are The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age and The Rise and Fall of Communism. (March 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. (June 2017)

Whitney Cox is an Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He has recently published two books, Politics, Kingship, and Poetry in Medieval South India: Moonset on Sunrise Mountain and Modes of Philology in Medieval South India.
 (March 2017)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867, among other books. (March 2017)

William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His most recent book is Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.
 (March 2017)

Ruth Franklin’s most recent book is Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, for which she received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography in 2016.
 (May 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)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

Greil Marcus is the editor, with Werner Sollors, of A New Literary History of America. His most recent book is Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations.
 (March 2017)

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (March 2017)

Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and a Professor in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at Northwestern. His new book, Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities, cowritten with Morton Schapiro, will be published in June. (March 2017)

Andrew Motion is a Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins. Between 1999 and 2009 he was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. His new book, Coming in to Land: Selected Poems, 1975–2015, was published in January. (March 2017)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (August 2017)

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

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (July 2017)

Ruth Scurr is the author of Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution and, most recently, John Aubrey: My Own Life. (March 2017)

Jacob Weisberg is Chairman of the Slate Group and the author of The Bush Tragedy, among other books. (March 2017)

Adam Zagajewski is a Polish poet and the author of 
twelve volumes of verse, seven of which have been translated into English. His new book, Slight Exaggeration: An Essay, was ­published in April. (May 2017)