Contents


2016: The Republicans Write

American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone by Marco Rubio

Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works by Rick Santorum

The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea by Paul Ryan

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future by Ben Carson with Candy Carson

God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy by Mike Huckabee

Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge by Scott Walker with Marc Thiessen

The Civil War Convulsion

The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes

The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Contributors

John Balaban is Poet-in-Residence at North Carolina State University. His books include Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems and a memoir of his years in Vietnam, ­Remembering Heaven’s Face. (March 2015)

John Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 2020)

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 latest book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.
 (August 2020)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. His most recent book is The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. (January 2019)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was held as a political prisoner by the Russian government for ten years, until he was pardoned in 2013. His contribution in this issue is drawn from his book My Fellow Prisoners, to be published on February 24 by the Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc. (March 2015)

Enrique Krauze is the author of Mexico: Biography of Power and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Letras Libres, published in Mexico City and Madrid. Daniel Hahn is the writer, editor, or translator of seventy books. His most recent translation, of Juan Pablo Villalobos’s 
I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me, was published in May. (July 2020)

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)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House. (August 2020)

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.
 (June 2016)

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)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (August 2020)

Jana Prikryl second book of poems, No Matter, was published this year. She is a Senior Editor and the Poetry Editor at The New York Review. (September 2019)

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.

Alan Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Thought. He is the author of On Politics, which will be published in paperback in the fall.
 
(March 2020)

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 book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved will be published in paperback in June. (July 2020)

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His two new books, Great Shakespeare Actors: From Burbage to Branagh and William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction, are to be published in June and September of this year. (March 2015)