Contents


How They Got Their Bloody Way

Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State by Garry Wills

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War by Robert Jervis

The Mystery of Female Grace

Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater, with Some Thoughts on Muses (Especially Helga Testorf), Transgender Women, Kabuki Goddesses, Porn Queens, Poets, Housewives, Makeup Artists, Geishas, Valkyries and Venus Figurines

‘Innermost Secrets’

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Three: Poison, Shadow and Farewell by Javier Marías, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Finding the Hidden UN

No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations by Mark Mazower

UN Ideas That Changed the World by Richard Jolly, Louis Emmerij, and Thomas G. Weiss, with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan

The Two Raymond Carvers

Collected Stories by Raymond Carver, edited and with notes by William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll

Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life by Carol Sklenicka

The Message from the Glaciers

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce

Too Smart for Our Own Good: The Ecological Predicament of Humankind by Craig Dilworth

Black Soot and the Survival of Tibetan Glaciers by Baiqing Xu, Junji Cao, James Hansen, and others

On Avoiding Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference with the Climate System: Formidable Challenges Ahead by Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Y. Feng

The Great Melt: The Coming Transformation of the Arctic by Alun Anderson

The Tea Party Jacobins

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop, with Robert G. Cushing

Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again by David Frum

Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe

Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism by Marc J. Hetherington

Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party by Max Blumenthal

Contributors

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.

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial. He teaches at Wellesley.
 (June 2019)

Mark Ford’s fourth collection of poetry, Enter, Fleeing, was published last year.
 (July 2019)

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)

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Alma Guillermoprieto, who writes regularly for The New York Review about Latin America, is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books. (June 2019)

Giles Harvey is a Contributing Writer at The New York Times Magazine. (May 2019)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. He is the author of The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.
 Visit marklilla.com. (December 2018)

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.
 (May 2019)

Orville Schell is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and the coauthor with John Delury of Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century. (April 2016)

Nik Steinberg served as counselor to Ambassador Samantha Power. Formerly, he was a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. (November 2017)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His two new books, Great Shakespeare Actors: From Burbage to Branagh and William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction, are to be published in June and September of this year. (March 2015)

Daniel Wilkinson is Managing Director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch.