Contents


Bush and the Lesser Evil

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror by Michael Ignatieff

The Year of Living Dangerously: A Liberal Supporter of the War Looks Back an article by Michael Ignatieff

The Rise of bin Laden

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll

Saboteur in Texas

Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry

The Wandering Hill by Larry McMurtry

By Sorrow’s River by Larry McMurtry

Folly and Glory by Larry McMurtry

Tyrol: Retreat to Reality

South Tyrol: A Minority Conflict of the Twentieth Century by Rolf Steininger

Ohne meinen Segen: Die Lebenserinnerungen der Unterfurner Bäuerin by Adelheid Vorhauser Rabensteiner

Südtirol im Dritten Reich/L’Alto Adige nel Terzo Reich, 1943–1945 edited by Gerald Steinacher

The History of the South Tyrol Question by Antony Evelyn Alcock

Die Walsche by Joseph Zoderer

The Tragedy of Roger Casement

Roger Casement: The Black Diaries by Jeffrey Dudgeon

Sir Roger Casement’s Heart of Darkness: The 1911 Documents by Angus Mitchell

The Eyes of Another Race: Roger Casement’s Congo Report and 1903 Diary edited by Séamus Ó Síocháin and Michael O'Sullivan

Roger Casement in Death, or Haunting the Free State by W.J. McCormack

Contributors

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of seventeen works of fiction, as well as ­numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. (September 2019)

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

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for The New York Times. A version of his essay in this issue will appear in the collection City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World, edited by Catie Marron and published in April by Harper.
 (April 2016)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

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)

Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector and the editor of the new translations of Lispector’s works at New Directions. He is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and is currently completing the authorized biography of Susan Sontag.

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (November 2019)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis. (October 2019)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia, including The Resurgence of Central Asia, Islam or Nationalism. He lives in Lahore. (September 2018)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse. (September 2019)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce.
 (May 2019)

Joshua Weiner is the author of the poetry collections The World’s Room and From the Book of Giants. (March 2008)