Contents


God’s Greene

The Captain and the Enemy by Graham Greene

Graham Greene by Neil McEwan

A Reader’s Guide to Graham Greene by Paul O'Prey

Keeping up with the New China

Discos and Democracy: China in the Throes of Reform by Orville Schell

Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience edited by Geremie Barmé, edited by John Minford

Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China by David Kidd

Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China by Colin Thubron

Beauty in Numbers

Mathematics: The New Golden Age by Keith Devlin

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge by William Poundstone

Alibi Alley

Fiction in the Archives: Pardon Tales and Their Tellers in Sixteenth-Century France by Natalie Zemon Davis

Can the US Remain Number One?

The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895–1905 by Aaron L. Friedberg

The Future of American Strategy by David C. Hendrickson

Thinking About America: The United States in the 1990s edited by Annelise Anderson, edited by Dennis L. Bark

Preventing World War III: A Realistic Grand Strategy by David M. Abshire

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival.
 (August 2018)

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.

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

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.

Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)