Contents


On War

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright

The Fall of Baghdad by Jon Lee Anderson

The Magician

Raphael: From Urbino to Rome Catalog of the exhibition by Hugh Chapman, Tom Henry, and Carol Plazzota, with contributions from Arnold Nesselrath and Nicholas Penny

The Royal Family

The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

The Travels of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

Babar the King by Jean de Brunhoff

Babar and Zephir by Jean de Brunhoff

Babar’s Picnic by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar’s Visit to Bird Island by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar Comes to America by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar Loses His Crown by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar Visits Another Planet by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar and the Wully-Wully by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar’s Mystery by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar and the Ghost by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar’s Little Girl Makes a Friend by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar’s Battle by Laurent de Brunhoff

The Rescue of Babar by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff

Bonhomme by Laurent de Brunhoff

Animal Land: The Creatures of Children’s Fiction by Margaret Blount

The Empire’s Old Clothes: What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds by Ariel Dorfman

The Art of Babar by Nicholas Fox Weber

Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff: The Legacy of Babar by Ann Meinzen Hildebrand

Should We Burn Babar? Essays on Children’s Literature and the Power of Stories by Herbert Kohl

Subversive Activities

Angels on the Head of a Pin by Yuri Druzhnikov, translated from the Russian by Thomas Moore

Ice (Lyod) by Vladimir Sorokin

The Dialectics of the Transition Period from Nowhere to Nothing (Dialektika Perehodnogo Perioda iz Niotkuda v Nikuda) by Viktor Pelevin

A Double Bind

The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000 by Todd M. Endelman

A Double Thread: Growing Up English and Jewish in London by John Gross

Inside the Leviathan

Wal-Mart: Template for 21st Century Capitalism? edited by Nelson Lichtenstein

US Productivity Growth, 1995–2000, Section VI: Retail Trade a report by the McKinsey Global Institute

Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart by Liza Featherstone

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Betty Dukes, Patricia Surgeson, Cleo Page et al., Plaintiff, vs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Defendant: Declarations in Support of Plaintiffs

Everyday Low Wages: The Hidden Price We All Pay for Wal-Mart a report by the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

John Banville’s latest novel is Mrs. Osmond. (October 2019)

Constantine Cavafy was born in Alexandria in 1863 and died there in 1933. He wrote most of his poems while employed in the Third Circle of Irrigation of the Ministry of Public Works. (June 2005)

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

Caroline Fraser’s most recent book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, received the Pulitzer Prize for biography. Her first book, God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, will be reissued in August. (July 2019)

Keith Gessen is a founding editor of n+1 and the editor and cotranslator of Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good.


Simon Head is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and Director of Programs for the New York Review of Books Foundation. He is the author of Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans (2014).

Chris Hedges a reporter for The New York Times, was a war correspondent for nearly two decades in Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans. He is the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. His new book, Losing Moses on the Freeway: America’s Broken Covenant with the Ten Commandments, will be published in June 2005. (December 2004)

Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He wrote the entry on Shakespeare in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. (December 2004)

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His books include The Art of Stillness and The Man Within My Head.
 (June 2017)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Fiona MacCarthy’s most recent book is The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. (February 2017)

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, is the author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. (February 2018)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

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)

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. 
(November 2019)

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)

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.
 (December 2019)