The Real China

The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by Chen Jo-hsi, translated by Nancy Ing and Howard Goldblatt, with an introduction by Simon Leys

A Guy Like I

Wheeling and Dealing: Confessions of a Capitol Hill Operator by Bobby Baker and Larry L. King

The Senate Nobody Knows by Bernard Asbell

Witnesses to Calamity

Dans le carnaval de I’histoire: mémoires Carnival in the spring of 1979 by Léonide Pliouchtch, translated by Simone Vincent

The Challenge of the Spirit by Boris Shragin, translated by P.S. Falla

Notes of a Non-Conspirator by Efim Etkind, translated by Peter France

Pioneers and Phantoms

The Hill of Evil Counsel by Amos Oz, translated by Nicholas de Lange

Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass by Bruno Schulz, translated by Celina Wieniewska

The Predicament

The Ambivalence of Abortion by Linda Bird Francke

Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of National Policy, 1800-1900 by James C. Mohr


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Nigel Dennis (1912–1989) was an English writer, critic and editor. His books include Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and An Essay on Malta.

Hugh Honour is the author, with John Fleming, of The Visual Arts: A History, which has recently been published in its sixth expanded edition. (November 2002)

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and co-­editor emeritus of Dissent. His new book, A Foreign Policy for the Left, will be published in the fall. (May 2017)

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)