A Parable of Automation

Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation by David F. Noble

Computerized Manufacturing Automation: Employment, Education, and the Workplace US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment

Human Resource Implications of Robotics by H. Allan Hunt and Timothy L. Hunt

Rilke in Life and Death

Rilke: A Life by Wolfgang Leppmann, translated in collaboration with the author by Russell M. Stockman

The Sacred Threshold: A Life of Rainer Maria Rilke by J.F. Hendry

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Stephen Mitchell

Visions of the Grand Prize

Paris–Rome–Athens: Travels in Greece by French Architects in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The Grand Prix de Rome: Paintings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts 1797–1863 by Philippe Grunchec

Le Grand Prix de Peinture: Les concours des Prix de Rome de 1797 à 1863 the US by the National Academy of Design) by Philippe Grunchec

Losing the Economic Race

Can America Compete? by Robert Z. Lawrence

The DRI Report on US Manufacturing Industries by Otto Eckstein and Christopher Caton and Roger Brinner and Peter Duprey

The Darkest Deception

The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto, 1941–1944 edited by Lucjan Dobroszycki, translated by Richard Lourie and Joachim Neugroschel. others

Our Mission in China

The Making of a Special Relationship: The United States and China to 1914 by Michael H. Hunt

The Missionary Mind and American East Asia Policy, 1911–1915 by James Reed

The Gospel of Gentility: American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the-Century China by Jane Hunter


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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.

Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University. His newest book, Making Stories, appeared in the spring. (September 2003)

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Peter Nabokov is a Professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and American Indian Studies at UCLA. His most recent book is How the World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family.
 (July 2020)

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

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Lester Thurow is Professor of Economics and Management at MIT and the former Dean of the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of The Zero-Sum Society, Head to Head, and The Future of Capitalism. (February 1998)

H. R. Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) was a British historian and the author of The Last Days of Hitler. He taught at Oxford, where he was the Regius Professor Modern History.