Contents


Bush’s Amazing Achievement

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson

Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Statecraft and How to Restore America’s Standing in the World by Dennis Ross

His Inner Cat

Krazy & Ignatz: The Complete Full-Page Comic Strips by George Herriman, edited and annotated by Bill Blackbeard, designed by Chris Ware

Masters of American Comics exhibition catalog edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester

Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, and Georgia Riley De Havenon

Death Under the Tsar

A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait, with a foreword by Scott Simon

Fascinating Narcissism

Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach

Leni Riefenstahl: A Life by Jürgen Trimborn, translated from the German by Edna McCown

The Other Einstein

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Einstein: A Biography by Jürgen Neffe, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

‘Subtle Is the Lord’: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais

The Private Lives of Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield andPaul Carter

Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance by Dennis Overbye

Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time by Peter Galison

Einstein on Politics edited by David Rowe and Robert Schulmann

Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient ­History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His latest book is The Crucible of Islam.
 (November 2019)

Sarah Boxer is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of two cartoon novels, In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary and its forthcoming sequel, Mother May I?: A Post-Floydian Folly.
 (March 2019)

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.

John Carey is Arts Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. He has appeared as a host and commentator on numerous television and radio programs in England and is the former chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times. Among his books are The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twenieth Century’s Most Enjoyable Books, and a biography of William Golding. He has chaired the Booker Prize committee twice and in 2005 was the chair of the first international Booker Prize committee. His memoir The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books was published in March 2014.


Robert Cottrell is Editor of The Browser. He has served as Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (December 2017)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the Truth, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (September 2019)

John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

Adam Hochschild’s books include King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. (September 2019)

Alan Hollinghurst’s most recent novel, The Sparsholt Affair, was published in 2017. (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.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

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)

James Lardner is the founder of Inequality.org and the Communications Director at Americans for Financial Reform.
 (September 2015)

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2018)

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist and a member of the faculty at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, and The Trouble with Physics. (June 2007)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.