The Last Temptation of Christ a film directed by Martin Scorsese, screenplay by Paul Schrader
The Family Security Act of 1988 (“The Moynihan Bill”) Report of the Committee on Finance, US Senate
Creating the Future: The Massachusetts Comeback and Its Promise for America by Michael S. Dukakis and Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Poor Support: Poverty in the American Family by David T. Ellwood
Challenge To Leadership: Economic and Social Issues for the Next Decade edited by Isabel V. Sawhill
Laboratories of Democracy by David Osborne
The New Consensus on Family and Welfare edited by Michael Novak et al.
Remaking the Welfare State: Retrenchment and Social Policy in America and Europe edited by Michael K. Brown
A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera by Peter Conrad
Free Radical: Albert Szent-Györgyi and the Battle over Vitamin C by Ralph W. Moss
In Praise of Imperfection: My Life and Work by Rita Levi-Montalcini, translated by Luigi Attardi
The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography by Philip Roth
A Sor Juana Anthology translated by Alan S. Trueblood, foreword by Octavio Paz
Sor Juana: or, The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Painting as an Art by Richard Wollheim
Young Shakespeare by Russell Fraser
Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking. (June 2019)
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)
William H. Gass (1924–2017) was an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and taught philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012).
Philip Gossett is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His reconstruction of Gustavo III, the original version of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, had its première at the Göteborg Opera in Sweden this past September. (March 2003)
Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.
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)