Islam Confronts Its Demons

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb, translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Ann Reid

Shaping the Current Islamic Reformation edited by B.A. Roberson

Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World by Carl W. Ernst

Tolerance and Coercion in Islam: Interfaith Relations in the Muslim Tradition by Yohanan Friedmann

The Future of Political Islam by Graham E. Fuller

Islam Without Fear: Egypt and the New Islamists by Raymond William Baker

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East edited by Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, and Daniel Brumberg

Progressive Muslims on Justice, Gender, and Pluralism edited by Omid Safi

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out edited by Ibn Warraq

Stumbling into Space

Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report

Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age by Greg Klerkx

In Search of Hezbollah

Hizbollah: Rebel Without a Cause? by the International Crisis Group

My Life Is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing by Christoph Reuter, translated from the German by Helena Ragg-Kirkby

Hizbu’llah: Politics and Religion by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

Should Hezbollah Be Next? by Daniel Byman

Hizballah of Lebanon: Extremist Ideals vs. Mundane Politics a paper by Augustus Richard Norton

Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism by Judith Palmer Harik

Hizballah: Terrorism, National Liberation, or Menace? a report by Sami G. Hajjar

A Passionate Clamor

The Poetical Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins edited by Norman H. MacKenzie

The Journals and Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins edited by Humphry House and Graham Storey

The Letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges edited with notes and an introduction by Claude Colleer Abbott


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

Christopher Benfey is the Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of five books, including Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival and, most recently, IF: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years. (July 2020)

Clare Cavanagh is Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern.
 (November 2017)

Timothy Ferris is Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. His latest book, The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, was published in February. (March 2010)

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

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

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

Samantha Power is United States Ambassador to the United ­Nations. Her article in this issue is drawn from a lecture at the American Academy in Berlin. (August 2016)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the ­Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (June 2019)

Max Rodenbeck is the South Asia Bureau Chief for The Economist. (November 2019)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London ­Review of Books. (June 2020)

Edward R. F. Sheehan is a former US diplomat in the Middle East, a novelist (Cardinal Galsworthy), and the author of The Arabs, the Israelis, and Kissinger. He is a former Fellow of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. (April 2004)

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)

Adam Zagajewski is a Polish poet and the author of twelve volumes of verse, seven of which have been translated into English. His next collection, Asymmetry, will be published in November. Clare Cavanagh is Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern. (September 2018)