Who Is John McCain?

Free Ride: John McCain and the Media by David Brock and Paul Waldman

The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him—and Why Independents Shouldn’t by Cliff Schecter

McCain: The Myth of a Maverick by Matt Welch

Jihadi Suicide Bombers: The New Wave

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda, A Spy’s Story by Omar Nasiri

Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of al-Qaida Strategist Abu Mus’ab al-Suri by Brynjar Lia

Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice by Michael Bonner

The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan edited by Robert D. Crews and Amin Tarzi

Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan by Antonio Giustozzi

The Five Front War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad by Daniel Byman

Winning the Right War: The Path to Security for America and the World by Philip H. Gordon

The Truth Force at the Met

Satyagraha an opera in three acts by Philip Glass, directed by Phelim McDermott, with stage design by Julian Crouch

Satyagraha: M. K. Gandhi in South Africa, 1893-1914 by Constance Dejong and Philip Glass

Satyagraha an opera by Philip Glass, performed by Douglas Perry, Claudia Cummings, Rhonda Liss, Robert McFarland, Scott Reeve, Sheryl Woods, and the New York City Opera and Chorus, conducted by Christopher Keene

Flying High with Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future an exhibition at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.,May 3–August 23, 2008; the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center, September 14, 2008–January 4, 2009; the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missou

Eero Saarinen: Buildings from the Balthazar Korab Archive edited by David G. De Long and C. Ford Peatross

The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America a film directed by Scott Huegerich and Bob Miano, narrated by Kevin Kline

The Brits Do It Better

The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty by Laura K. Donohue

Executive Measures, Terrorism and National Security: Have the Rules of the Game Changed? by David Bonner


John Cassidy is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
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David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed. (July 2020)

Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.
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István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (January 2020)

Martin Filler’s latest book is Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages.
 (April 2020)

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Stanford. He is the author of Dostoyevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871–1881. (June 2008)

Kent Greenawalt is a University Professor at Columbia Law School. His Religion and the Constitution, Volume 2: Establishment and Fairness will be published in June. (May 2008)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

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)

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)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (March 2019)

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.

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)

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)

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)

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)

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)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)