The Promise: President Obama, Year One by Jonathan Alter
Richard Hamilton edited by Hal Foster with Alex Bacon
Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup
The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today by Andrew J. Cherlin
Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love by Helen Fisher
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb
The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America by Geoffrey O'Brien
Restrepo a film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington
War by Sebastian Junger
Otto Dix an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, March 11–August 30, 2010, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 24, 2010–January 2, 2011
Winston’s War: Churchill, 1940–1945 by Max Hastings
Dubai: Gilded Cage by Syed Ali
Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success by Christopher M. Davidson
City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism by Jim Krane
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov, translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz
Muriel Spark: The Biography by Martin Stannard
South African Photographs: David Goldblatt An exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York City, May 2–September 19, 2010
Kith, Kin and Khaya: South African Photographs by David Goldblatt
Rain by Don Paterson
Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon by Dan Chiasson
Victoria and Albert: Art and Love an exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, London, March 19–October 31, 2010
The Young Victoria a film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 2–September 6, 2010
Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project a case decided by the Supreme Court, June 24, 2010
The Flight of the Intellectuals by Paul Berman
Nomad: From Islam to America by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman
Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents by Ian Buruma
Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name by Timothy Garton Ash
Stanisław Barańczak is a poet, translator, and literary critic. He won the 2007 Nike Award for the best work of Polish literature published in the previous year and the 2009 Silesius Poetry Award for lifetime achievement. He is a professor of Polish language and literature at Harvard University.
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 most recent book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed. (September 2018)
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Travel for his story in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (April 2018)
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.
Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.
David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.
Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)
Michael Pollan is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and, most recently, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. (June 2010)
Frank Rich is a writer-at-large for New York magazine. His books include Ghost Light, a memoir, and The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush’s America. He is an Executive Producer of the HBO series Veep.