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
Bellow, A Biography James Atlas
The Metaphysical Club Louis Menand
The Death of Vishnu Manil Suri
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
How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories Dorothy Gallagher
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
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else Hernando de Soto
Wainewright the Poisoner: The Confessions of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright Andrew Motion
Bells Are Ringing music by Jule Styne, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, directed by Tina Landau, and starring Faith Prince
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
Helen Epstein is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard College. She is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror (Columbia Global Reports 2017) and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight against AIDS in Africa (Picador 2008). She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch.
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.
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)
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)