Dissent on Douglas

Independent Journey: The Life of William O.Douglas by James F. Simon

The Court Years, 1939 to 1975: The Autobiography of William O. Douglas by William O. Douglas

Do Israel’s Arabs Have a Future?

The Palestinians in Israel: A Study in Internal Colonialism by Elia T. Zureik

Arab Education in Israel by Sami Khalil Mar'i

Arabs in the Jewish State: Israel’s Control of a National Minority by Ian Lustick

Beyond the Gunsights: One Arab Family in the Promised Land by Yoella Har-Shefi

Embers of Guilt

The Sea and Poison (Umi to Dokuyaku, 1958) translated by Michael Galagher

Wonderful Fool (Obaka San, 1959) translated by Francis Mathy

Volcano (Kazan, 1959) translated by Richard A. Schuchert

Silence (Chinmoku, 1966) translated by William Johnston

The Golden Country (Ogon no Kuni, 1966) translated by Francis Mathy

A Life of Jesus (Iesu no Shogai, 1973) translated by Richard Schuchert

When I Whistle (Kuchibue o fuku toki, 1974) translated by Van C. Gessel

Back to Evolution

The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

The Evolutionary Synthesis: Perspectives on the Unification of Biology edited by Ernst Mayr, edited by William Provine

The Spanish Style

The Centralist Tradition of Latin America by Claudio Véliz

Public Policy in a No-Party State: Spanish Planning and Budgeting in the Twilight of the Franquist Era by Richard Gunther


John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Bernard Avishai teaches political economy at Dartmouth College and business at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of The Tragedy of Zionism, among other books. He was made a Guggenheim fellow in 1987.

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

David Joravsky is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern. His books include The Lysenko Affairand Russian Psychology: A Critical History.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)

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)

Frances A. Yates (1899–1981) was an English historian. She taught for many years at The Warburg Institute, where she studied the history of esotericism in the West.