Wake Up, America!

Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology by George Gilder

Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class by Barbara Ehrenreich

The End of the American Century by Steven Schlossstein

The Shivering of Empire

First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492–1570 edited by Jerald T. Milanich, edited by Susan Milbrath

Commander of the Armada: The Seventh Duke of Medina Sidonia by Peter Pierson

The Adventures of Captain Alonso de Contreras: A 17th Century Journey by Alonso de Contreras, translated and annotated by Philip Dallas

Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740 by Jonathan I. Israel

Art and Death at the Spanish Habsburg Court: The Royal Exequies for Philip IV by Steven N. Orso

Bourbon Spain, 1700–1808 by John Lynch

Lucy and Lucifer

Doing Things with Texts: Essays in Criticism and Critical Theory by M.H. Abrams, edited and with a foreword by Michael Fischer

An Appetite for Poetry by Frank Kermode

Protocols of Reading by Robert Scholes

Framing the Sign: Criticism and Its Institutions by Jonathan Culler

Critical Writings, 1953––1978 by Paul de Man, edited and with an introduction by Lindsay Waters


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.

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.

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern ­History at Oxford. His books include Empires of the Atlantic World: ­Britain and Spain in America, 1492–1830 and, most ­recently, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion.
 (November 2019)

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)

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.

George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Nobody’s Looking at You, a collection of essays. (April 2020)

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, is the author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. (February 2018)

Alan Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Thought. He is the author of On Politics, which will be published in paperback in the fall.
(March 2020)

Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.