Contents


Man vs. Corpse

The World’s Masterpieces: Italian Painting by Michalena Le Frere Carroll and Frances Cavanah

My Struggle: Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Taipei by Tao Lin

Italy Under a Microscope

The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church by John Thavis

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo by Tim Parks

The Defense of a Jewish Collaborator

The Last of the Unjust a film directed by Claude Lanzmann

Terezin: Il ghetto-modello di Eichmann [Theresienstadt: Eichmann’s Model Ghetto] by Benjamin Murmelstein

“Der Letzte der Ungerechten”: Der “Judenälteste” Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942–1975 [“The Last of the Unjust”: The “Jewish Head Elder” Benjamin Murmelstein in Films 1942–1975] edited by Ronny Loewy and Katharina Rauschenberger

Contributors

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Pooja Bhatia has written on Haiti for The New York Times, The Economist, and other publications. She lived in Haiti from 2007 to 2011 and now writes for Ozy, a digital magazine. (December 2013)

Lincoln Caplan is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and was formerly on the editorial board of The New York Times. Among his books are The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law and Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire.
 (December 2013)

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.
 
(February 2019)

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of ­History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War and, most 
recently, ­Altered Pasts.

Charles Glass is a former ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent. He is the author of Syria Burning and, most recently, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France. His reporting was supported in part by a grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation.
 (February 2019)

Jim Holt’s latest book is When Einstein Walked with Gödel. (July 2018)

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)

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)

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)

Rachel Polonsky is a Fellow of Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies there. Her most recent book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (July 2015)

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Graham Robb is the author of biographies of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud. His latest book is The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts.
 (December 2013)

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

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.
 (November 2018)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His latest books are On Freedom and How Change Happens, which is published in April. (April 2019)

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 new book is If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved. (February 2019)