Cautionary Tales

Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics by Jane Jacobs

Night Mail

Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness edited and with an introduction by Carolyn Forché

The Anarch at Twilight

Aladdin’s Problem by Ernst Jünger, translated by Joachim Neugroschel

A Dangerous Encounter by Ernst Jünger, translated by Hilary Barr

The Rediscovery of America

Beyond 1492: Encounters in Colonial North America by James Axtell

American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World by David E. Stannard

1492 and All That: Political Manipulations of History by Robert Royal

European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism by Anthony Pagden

The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. Weber

The Middle Ground: Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650–1815 by Richard White

The Nahuas After the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries by James Lockhart

Ancient Hearts on Fire

In and Out of the Mind: Greek Images of the Tragic Self by Ruth Padel

Classical and Modern Interactions: Postmodern Architecture, Multiculturism, Decline, and other Issues by Karl Galinsky

Is Anti-Semitism Dying Out?

Anti-Semitism: The Longest Hatred by Robert S. Wistrich

The History of Anti-Semitism by Léon Poliakov, translated by Richard Howard

The Satanizing of the Jews: Origin and Development of Mystical Anti-Semitism by Joel Carmichael

Foreigners Out’: Xenophobia and Right-wing Violence in Germany a Helsinki Watch Report

Highlights from an Anti-Defamation League Survey on Anti-Semitism and Prejudice in America.

What Do We Know About Black Anti-Semitism? by Jennifer L. Golub

Attitudes Toward Jews in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia (1991) by Renae Cohen and Jennifer L. Golub

Attitudes Toward Jews in the Soviet Union: Public Opinion in Ten Republics by Lev Gudkov and Alex Levinson


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), a giant in Latin American letters, wrote numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and was a prodigious translator of authors such as Kipling, Woolf, Faulkner, and Poe. He was a regular contributor to Victoria Ocampo’s journal Sur, and a frequent dinner guest of Silvina Ocampo and Bioy Casares. Over one of their legendary conversations, the three friends came upon the idea of editing the Antología de la Literatura Fantástica, which was published in 1940.

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

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

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)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Lee H. Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He served as vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission and cochairman of the Iraq Study Group and from 1999 to 2010 was president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
 (June 2011)

Arthur Hertzberg (1921–2006) was a Conservative rabbi, scholar and activist. His books include The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism and The Zionist Idea.

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.

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.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

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)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.