Contents


Bang for the Buck

Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry by Patrick J. Charles

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West by James Pogue

Raised by Wolves

The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved by Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience by Gregory Berns

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

The Bishop’s Elders of Israel

Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle an exhibition at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, September 17, 2017–January 7, 2018; and the Frick Collection, New York City, January 31–April 22, 2018

An Irishman in America

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty by Sebastian Barry

Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry

A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

Peter and His Kind

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life an exhibition at the Fundación MAPFRE, Barcelona, January 27–April 30, 2017; Fotomuseum The Hague, June 17–October 15, 2017; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, January 26–May 20, 2018; and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, July 11–October 7, 2018

Contributors

Liza Batkin is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. (April 2018)

Christopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham ­Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp. (April 2018)

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams, is the author of Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline of Virginia and Jefferson’s Second Revolution. Her new book, A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America, will be published in April. (April 2018)

Carl Elliott is a Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the ­Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine, among other books. (April 2018)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: ­Poems, 1968–2011. (April 2018)

Tim Flannery’s books include Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary ­Creature and Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (May 2018)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and ­Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His essay collection Near-Death ­Experiences…and Others will be published in June. (April 2018)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Travel for his story in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (April 2018)

Adam Hochschild’s books include King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, 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. (April 2018)

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World and a visiting scholar at the Institute for ­Public Knowledge at NYU.
 (April 2018)

Laura Marsh is the Literary Editor of The New Republic. (April 2018)

Jan-Werner Müller is a Professor of Politics at Princeton. His books include What Is Populism? and Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe.
 (April 2018)

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. (April 2018)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of ­Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time. (May 2018)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (April 2018)

Tamsin Shaw is Associate Professor of European and Mediterranean Studies and Philosophy at NYU and the author of Nietzsche’s Political Skepticism. (April 2018)

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. His books include Śrīnātha: The Poet Who Made Gods and Kings and, most recently, Tamil: A Biography.
 (April 2018)

Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale. His new book, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, ­America, will be published in April.
 (April 2018)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the ­Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is the novel House of Names. (April 2018)

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 Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon. (April 2018)