Contents


The Mirage of Empire

Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan

The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World’s Government in the 21st Century by Michael Mandelbaum

The Pious Revolutionary

Fra Angelico Catalog of the exhibition by Laurence Kanter and Pia Palladino, with contributions by Magnolia Scudieri, Carl Brandon Strehlke, Victor M. Schmidt, and Anneke de Vries

The Coming Meltdown

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountains by Mark Bowen

Dancing at the Dead Sea: Tracking the World’s Environmental Hotspots by Alanna Mitchell

Salvation Through Laughter

Polish Memories by Witold Gombrowicz, translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston

Bacacay by Witold Gombrowicz, translated from the Polishby Bill Johnston

Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz, translated from the Polishby Danuta Borchardt, with a foreword by Susan Sontag

Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz, translated from the Polish by Danuta Borchardt

A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes by Witold Gombrowicz, translated from the Polish by Benjamin Ivry

The World of Witold Gombrowicz,1904–1969 by Vincent Girond

Kurds in Turkey: The Big Change

The Kurds in Turkey: EU Accession and Human Rights by Kerim Yildiz, with a foreword by Noam Chomsky

Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America’s Arms Trade by John Tirman

The Turks Today by Andrew Mango

Voices from the Front: Turkish Soldiers on the War with the Kurdish Guerrillas by Nadire Mater, translated from the Turkish by Ayse Gul Altinay, with a foreword by Cynthia Enloe

An Affair of State

Russia!

Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections Catalog of the exhibition by Gerold Vzdornov, Sergei Androsov, and others

Russia! Catalogue of the Exhibition

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

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.

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books.
 (January 2018)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.


John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His next book, Seven Types of Atheism, will be published in September. (March 2018)

Jim Hansen is Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. (July 2006)

Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nica­ragua, is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. His new book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. (December 2013)

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)

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is ­Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?

 (April 2019)

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

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)

Meghan O’Rourke, a former editor at The New Yorker and Slate, is the author of the poetry collections Once and Halflife and a memoir, The Long Goodbye. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, and teaches at NYU and Princeton.

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)

Lorin Stein is Editor of The Paris Review. (December 2011)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. She is the author most recently of the novel A Book of Heaven.

 (December 2018)