Contents


Getting Away with It

The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery by Noam Scheiber

Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right by Thomas Frank

The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics by Thomas Byrne Edsall

Victory!

The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks by Judith F. Dolkart, Martha Lucy, and Derek Gillman

Renoir in the Barnes Foundation by Martha Lucy and John House

The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation: Gallery in a Garden, Garden in a Gallery by Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, and Kenneth Frampton

The Barnes Foundation: Two Buildings, One Mission by David B. Brownlee

Burmese Days

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham

Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia by Thant Myint-U

Contributors

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories. (April 2018)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival.
 (December 2018)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 2017)

Christian Caryl is the Editor of the DemocracyPost blog at The Washington Post and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-first Century. (November 2017)

Michael Chabon is the author of several books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son and most recently, Telegraph Avenue.

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)

Caleb Crain is the author of American Sympathy, a study of friendship between men in early American literature. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and n+1. His novel Necessary Errors will be published in 2013.

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

Deborah Eisenberg’s fifth collection of short stories, Your Duck Is My Duck, will be published in September. She is also the author of a play, Pastorale.
 (August 2018)

Helen Epstein is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard College. She is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror (Columbia Global Reports 2017) and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight against AIDS in Africa (Picador 2008). She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch.

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867, among other books. (March 2017)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: 
From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on ­architecture in these pages, is out in September.
 (October 2018)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His next book, Seven Types of Atheism, will be published in September. (March 2018)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (July 2016)

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)

Amit Majmudar’s latest collection of poetry is Heaven and Earth. His second novel, The Abundance, was published in March. (August 2013)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, See What Can Be Done. (August 2018)

Charles Petersen is a Senior Editor at n+1 and a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard. (August 2017)

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. (April 2018)

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU. Her most recent book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. (December 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 2018)

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, was published in November. (December 2016)

Robin Wells is the coauthor, along with Paul Krugman, of Economics and has taught economics at Princeton, Stanford Business School, and MIT.
 (July 2012)