What Would Hannah Say?

Reflections on Literature and Culture by Hannah Arendt, edited and with an introduction by Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb

The Jewish Writings by Hannah Arendt, edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman

Essays in Understanding, 1930–1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, with an introduction by Samantha Power

Why Arendt Matters by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

The Democrats

The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris

Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time by Senator Chuck Schumer, with Daniel Squadron

The Plan: Big Ideas for America by Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed

Take It Back: A Battle Plan for Democratic Victory by James Carville and Paul Begala

The Moral Center: How We Can Reclaim Our Country from Die-Hard Extremists, Rogue Corporations, Hollywood Hacks, and Pretend Patriots by David Callahan

Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians by Laura Flanders

Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South by Thomas F. Schaller

When Is a Building Beautiful?

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel by Alain de Botton

Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions by Deborah Cohen

The Master Builder

Orson Welles: Volume 2, Hello Americans by Simon Callow

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career by Joseph McBride

Orson Welles: Volume 1, The Road to Xanadu by Simon Callow

Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles by Frank Brady

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson

This Is Orson Welles by Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum, with a new introduction by Peter Bogdanovich

The Magic World of Orson Welles by James Naremore


Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

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.

Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize–winning critic for The Washington Post and the author of several collections of essays, including Classics for Pleasure and Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (May 2020)

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.

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Peter W. Galbraith is a former US Ambassador to ­Croatia and Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations in Afghanistan. He is the author of two books on the Iraq War, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End and Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies. (November 2019)

Richard Horton is a physician. He edits The Lancet, a weekly medical journal based in London and New York. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

John Lanchester is the author of four novels and four books of nonfiction including, most recently, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means. (November 2016)

David Luban is a University Professor in Law and Philosophy at Georgetown and Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy. He is currently writing a study of the moral and legal philosophy of Hannah Arendt. (August 2020)

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)

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (August 2020)

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.

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)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

Captain Robert Secher, of the US Marine Corps, volunteered for service in Iraq on January 6, 2006, and was killed on October 8, 2006, in Anbar Province. (March 2007)

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)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved will be published in paperback in June. (July 2020)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His books include The Harm in Hate Speech and, most recently, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.
 (June 2017)