Contents


It’s the Kultur, Stupid

Angst für Deutschland: Die Wahrheit über die AfD: wo sie herkommt, wer sie führt, wohin sie steuert [Angst for Germany: The Truth about the AfD: Where It Comes from, Who Leads It, Where It Is Headed] by Melanie Amann

Finis Germania [The End of Germany] by Rolf Peter Sieferle

Norwegian Woods

Towards the Forest: Knausgård on Munch an exhibition at the Munch Museum, Oslo, May 6–October 8, 2017

Så mye lengsel på så liten flate [So Much Longing on Such a Small Surface] by Karl Ove Knausgård

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 24–October 9, 2017; the Met Breuer, New York City, November 15, 2017–February 4, 2018; and the Munch Museum, Oslo, May 12–September 9, 2018

Ku Klux Klambakes

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s by Felix Harcourt

Big Money Rules

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean

The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time by Gordon Lafer

Outing the Inside

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, September 24, 2017–January 28, 2018

Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is The Crucible of Islam. (December 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. The paperback edition of his book Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed has just been published. (December 2017)

Robert Cottrell is Editor of The Browser. He has served as Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (December 2017)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.
 (December 2017)

Jeffrey Gettleman is the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times and the author of Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for his reporting from Somalia and Sudan. (December 2017)

Jerome Groopman iis the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. 
(December 2017)

Brandon Harris is the author of Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City. He works as a motion picture executive.
 (December 2017)

Adam Hochschild’s books include To End All Wars and Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. (December 2017)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book, A Mother’s Tale, was published in January. He is a Professor in the MFA nonfiction writing program at Columbia.
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Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and Director of the China Centre at Oxford University. His books include Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937–1945 and A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World. (December 2017)

Ange Mlinko is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. Distant Mandate, her fifth book of poems, was published in July. (December 2017)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

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 2017)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest book is The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney. (December 2017)

David Salle is a painter and stage designer. His most recent book is How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art. (December 2017)

Madeleine Schwartz, a former member of the New York Review editorial staff, lives in Berlin, where she is a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow. (December 2017)

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an activist in Ta’ayush, Arab–Jewish Partnership. He was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. (December 2017)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His latest book is the novel Our Young Man. His memoir The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading will be published next spring. (December 2017)

Larry Wolff is Silver Professor of History at NYU, Executive Director of the NYU Remarque Institute, and the author of The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotion on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon. (December 2017)