The Waldheim File

Hitler and the Forgotten Nazis: A History of Austrian National Socialism by Bruce F. Pauley

Hitler’s Hometown: Linz, Austria, 1908-1945 by Evan Burr Bukey

Kurt Waldheim’s Hidden Past: An Interim Report to the President, World Jewish Congress World Jewish Congress (June 2, 1986)

Die Reichsidee bei Konstantin Frantz Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien (1944) (Courtesy of Simon Wiesenthal Center.) by Kurt Waldheim

In the Eye of the Storm: A Memoir by Kurt Waldheim

Pop Foucaultism

Damning the Innocent: A History of the Persecution of the Impotent in Pre-Revolutionary France by Pierre Darmon, translated by Paul Keegan

Neural Darwinism: A New Approach to Memory and Perception

“Through a Computer Darkly: Group Selection and Higher Brain Function” 36, No. 1 (October 1982) by Gerald M. Edelman. in Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol.

“Neural Darwinism: Population Thinking and Higher Brain Function” by Gerald M. Edelman and in How We Know, ed. Michael Shafto

“Group Selection and Phasic Reentrant Signaling: A Theory of Higher Brain Function” by Gerald M. Edelman and in The Mindful Brain ed. G.M. Edelman and V.B. Mountcastle

“Group Selection as the Basis for Higher Brain Function” ed. by Gerald M. Edelman and in The Organization of the Cerebral Cortex F.O. Schmitt et al.

“Neuronal Group Selection in the Cerebral Cortex” by Gerald M. Edelman and Leif H. Finkel and in Dynamic Aspects of Neocortical Function ed. G.M. Edelman and W.E. Gall and W.M. Cowan

“Cell Adhesion Molecules” by Gerald M. Edelman. in Science, Vol. 219, (February 4, 1983)

“Expression of Cell Adhesion Molecules During Embryogenesis and Regeneration” by Gerald M. Edelman. in Experimental Cell Research 161 (1984)

“Interaction of Synaptic Modification Rules Within Populations of Neurons” (February 1985) by Leif H. Finkel and Gerald M. Edelman. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Vol. 82

“Selective Networks and Recognition Automata” by George N. Reeke Jr. and Gerald M. Edelman. in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1985)

The Other Florence

Tuscans and Their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427 by David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber

Giovanna and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence by Gene Brucker

Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance Florence by Katharine Park

Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence by Ann G. Carmichael

Pictures and Punishment: Art and Criminal Prosecution during the Florentine Renaissance by Samuel Y. Edgerton Jr.

Does Central Europe Exist?

The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe by Václav Havel et al., introduction by Steven Lukes, edited by John Keane

The Anatomy of a Reticence by Václav Havel

Antipolitics: An Essay by George Konrád, Translated from the Hungarian by Richard E. Allen

Letters from Prison and Other Essays by Adam Michnik, translated by Maya Latynski, foreword by Czeslaw Milosz, introduction by Jonathan Schell

Takie czasy…Rzecz o kompromisie by Adam Michnik

KOR: A History of the Workers’ Defense Committee in Poland, 1976–1981 by Jan Józef Lipski, translated by Olga Amsterdamska and Gene M. Moore


Italo Calvino (1923–1985) was an Italian writer and novelist. His works include The Road to San Giovanni, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Invisible Cities, Marcovaldo, and Mr. Palomar.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.
 (December 2019)

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

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.

Edward Mortimer was until 2006 the Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General. He is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Salzburg Global Seminar. (April 2008)

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Catherine Temerson and Charles Rosen. (June 2018)