Contents


Camera Work

Vermeer and the Delft School Catalog of the exhibition by Walter Liedtke, with Michiel C. Plomp and Axel Rüger.

Vermeer’s Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces Philip Steadman

Vermeer: A View of Delft Anthony Bailey

‘A Lament in Three Voices’

A Treatise on Poetry Czeslaw Milosz, translated from the Polish by the author and Robert Hass

Milosz’s ABC’s Czeslaw Milosz, translated from the Polish by Madeline Levine

The Price of Honor

The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War, 1760s–1880s Bertram Wyatt-Brown

Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South Bertram Wyatt-Brown

Honor and Slavery Kenneth S. Greenberg

A Betting Man

Bells Are Ringing music by Jule Styne, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, directed by Tina Landau, and starring Faith Prince

Heroes and Victims

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland Jan T. Gross

The Fragility of Goodness: Why Bulgaria’s Jews Survived the Holocaust Tzvetan Todorov, translated from the French by Arthur Denner

The Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Nazis: Persecution, Deportation, and Murder, 1933–1945 Michel Reynaud and Sylvie Graffard, translated from the French by James A. Moorhouse, with an introduction by Michael Berenbaum

Contributors

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.

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.

Helen Epstein teaches at Bard and is the author, most recently, of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror. (June 2018)

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Masha Lipman is the former Deputy Editor of the Russian news magazine Itogi. (May 2001)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. His books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia and Age of Anger: A History of the Present.
 (December 2017)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Alan Ryan is the author of On Tocqueville, On Marx, and the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present. 
(January 2018)

Jennifer Schuessler is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. (March 2011)

William F. Schulz is Executive Director of Amnesty International, USA, and the author of In Our Own Best Interests: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All. (April 2002)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson. (November 2018)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 2018)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)