The Stockman Episode

The Triumph of Politics by David Stockman

The Real David Stockman by John Greenya and Anne Urban, introduction by Ralph Nader

Stockman: The Man, The Myth, The Future by Owen Ullmann

The Faithless Shepherd

The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators by Stephen Fox

Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity, 1920–1940 by Roland Marchand

Advertising, The Uneasy Persuasion: Its Dubious Impact on American Society by Michael Schudson

Social Communication in Advertising: Persons, Products, and Images of Well-Being by William Leiss and Stephen Kline and Sut Jhally

The Language of Advertising by Torben Vestergaard and Kim Schroder

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

The Trouble with Advertising by John O'Toole

Adventures of an Advertising Woman by Jane Maas

Just Ducky

Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book by Michael Barrier

The Carl Barks Library edited by Bruce Hamilton, edited by Thomas Andrae, edited by Geoffrey Blum

Miraculous Mosaics

The Mosaics of San Marco in Venice Vol. I, The Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries Vol. II, The Thirteenth Century plates (plates in two volumes) by Otto Demus, with contributions from Rudolf M. Kloos and Kurt Weitzmann

Good News

The News from Ireland and Other Stories by William Trevor

Monkeys by Susan Minot

Transactions in a Foreign Currency by Deborah Eisenberg


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

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Edward R. F. Sheehan is a former US diplomat in the Middle East, a novelist (Cardinal Galsworthy), and the author of The Arabs, the Israelis, and Kissinger. He is a former Fellow of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. (April 2004)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. She is the author most recently of the novel A Book of Heaven.

 (December 2018)

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.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s books include The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! His new book, Churchill’s Bust, will be published next year.
 (May 2020)