Contents


Facing the Real Gun Problem

The Gun Report a blog by Joe Nocera at nocera.blogs.nytimes.com

The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It by Tom Diaz

Gun Guys: A Road Trip by Dan Baum

Sad and Supreme

Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 24–June 9, 2013

How Ordinary Germans Did It

A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust by Mary Fulbrook

Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying: The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

Contributors

Daniel Barenboim is General Music Director of the Berlin Staatsoper and its orchestra. He is Music Director of the Teatro alla Scala and cofounder of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. (June 2013)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His recent books include The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke and Moral Imagination, a collection of essays.
 (November 2018)

Christopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham ­Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp.
 (October 2018)

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.

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books.
 (January 2018)

Anna Somers Cocks was the Founding Editor of The Art Newspaper and is CEO of its publishers, U. Allemandi & Co. Publishing Ltd. 
She was Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund from 1999 to 2012. (September 2014)

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)

David Dollenmayer’s most recent translation is of Martin Walser’s A Gushing Fountain.
 (May 2016)

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of ­Christianity at the University of Cambridge. His latest book is ­Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England. (February 2018)

Jonathan Galassi’s most recent books are Muse, a novel, and Left-Handed, a volume of poems. (May 2017)

William H. Gass (b. 1924) is an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and is a former professor of philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012). New York Review Books will republish his story collection In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (1968) in 2014. Gass lives with his wife, the architect Mary Gass, in St. Louis.

Robert Gottlieb has been the Editor in Chief of Simon and Schu­ster and of Knopf, and the Editor of The New Yorker. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Near-Death Experiencesand Others. (November 2018)

Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, and The Believers. (August 2017)

Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems 1956–1998 was published in English in 2007. The poem in this issue was prepared for a Polish edition of Herbert’s uncollected poems edited by Ryszard Krynicki. (June 2013)

Aileen Kelly is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance.


Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His next book, Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?, will be published in April.
 (November 2018)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (September 2017)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Ferdinand Mount is the former Editor of The Times Literary Supplement. His new book, Prime Movers, has just been published. (April 2018)

Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. His most recent book is The International Human Rights Movement: A History. (February 2018)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author most recently of the story collection Night-Gaunts. She is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.
 (October 2018)

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

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Alissa Valles is the author of the poetry books Orphan Fire (2008) and Anastylosis (2014), the editor and co-translator of Zbigniew Herbert’s The Collected Poems and The Collected Prose, and, most recently, the translator of Anna Bikont’s The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne (2015) and Ryszard Krynicki’s Our Life Grows (2017). (March 2018)

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.