Contents


The Creepy New Wave of the Internet

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin

Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose

Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, with a foreword by Marc Benioff

More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook by Jim Dwyer

Gaza: The Murderous Melodrama

Gaza: A History by Jean-Pierre Filiu, translated from the French by John King

Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation compiled and edited by Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke

Gaza and Israel: New Obstacles, New Solutions a report by the International Crisis Group

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

Richard Bernstein was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Beijing Bureau Chief for Time. His latest book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and ­America’s Fateful Choice.
 (February 2019)

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.

Gavin Francis is a physician and writer in Edinburgh. He has won several awards for his books, which include Empire Antarctica, Adventures in Human Being, and, most recently, Shapeshifters: A Journey Through the Changing Human Body.
 (May 2019)

David Gallagher is the author of several works on Latin American ­literature. He lives in Santiago.
 (October 2016)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, ­Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.
 (December 2019)

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Nick Laird is a poet, novelist, and former litigator. He teaches at NYU 
and is Professor of Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast. His fourth collection of poetry, Feel Free, was published in the US last year. 
(May 2020)


Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (June 2018)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
 
(February 2020)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. (October 2020)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, Vichy France, and, with Julie Hessler, Europe in the Twentieth Century, among other works.
 (December 2018)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding volume of his biography of the American sculptor, was published in April. (October 2020)

Richard Pipes is Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard. He is the ­author of numerous books, including The Russian Revolution, Russia Under the Old Regime, and, most recently, Alexander Yakovlev: The Man Whose Ideas Delivered Russia from Communism. (October 2016)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (May 2020)

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)

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)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, was published last year. (November 2019)

David Shulman’s Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills was published in 2018. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. (September 2020)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)