Contents


What Ez Could Do

Poems and Translations by Ezra Pound, edited by Richard Sieburth

The Pisan Cantos by Ezra Pound, edited by Richard Sieburth

The Greatest

Turner by James Hamilton

Turner’s Britain Catalog of the exhibition by James Hamilton

Turner and Venice Catalog of the exhibition by Ian Warrell

Turner: The Late Seascapes Catalog of the exhibition by James Hamilton

“The Sun Rising Through Vapour”: Turner’s Early Seascapes Catalog of the exhibition by Paul Spencer-Longhurst

A Tract for the Times

Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal

Washington, D.C. by Gore Vidal

Burr by Gore Vidal

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Homage to Daniel Shays: Collected Essays, 1952–1972 by Gore Vidal

The Last Empire: Essays, 1992–2000 by Gore Vidal

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated by Gore Vidal

Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta by Gore Vidal

It’s All Greek!

The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse by Paul Cartledge

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past by Jenifer Neils and John H. Oakley

Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths by Mary Lefkowitz

Health for Sale

Transformation of the Welfare State: The Silent Surrender of Public Responsibility by Neil Gilbert, with a foreword by Amitai Etzioni

Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Great Debate over Tax Reform by Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija

The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States by Jacob S. Hacker

Banking on Death: Or, Investing in Life: The History and Future of Pensions by Robin Blackburn

Contributors

André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His ­latest book, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity, is based on his 2016 BBC Reith Lectures. (May 2019)

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

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.

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

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 2019)

Robert Gottlieb has been the Editor in Chief of ­Simon and Schuster and of Knopf, and the Editor of The New Yorker. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Near-Death Experiences…and Others. (July 2019)

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

Lewis Lockwood is an Emeritus Professor of Music at Harvard and Co-Director of the Boston University Center for Beethoven Research. A paperback edition of his book Beethoven’s Symphonies: An Artistic Vision will be published in February.
 (January 2017)

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)

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

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. (July 2019)

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)

Joyce Carol Oates’s most recent book is Hazards of Time Travel. She is currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley. (May 2019)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (August 2019)

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians will be published in September. (April 2019)

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

Henry Siegman is President of the U.S./Middle East Project. He is a non-resident research professor at the Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, a former Senior Fellow on the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former National Director of the American Jewish Congress.

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)

Frank J. Sulloway is Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author most recently of Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives. (November 2006)