Contents


How the Germans Closed Ranks Around Hitler

The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945: Citizens and Soldiers by Nicholas Stargardt

Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe by Michael Neiberg

Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet by Jonathan Schneer

Why the Water Is Running Out

The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination by Matthew Gandy

Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource by David Sedlak

The Violent Mysteries of Indonesia

Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan, translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker

The Act of Killing a film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

The Look of Silence a film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

The Greening Genius of Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne: A Life by Reid Barbour

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century’s Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Thomas Browne edited by Kevin Killeen

Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall by Sir Thomas Browne, edited and with an introduction by Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff

Contributors

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. A new, rewritten edition of his book What Is Painting? was published in October. (December 2017)

John Brewer teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences ­Division at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently working on a book on Vesuvius in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 (November 2016)

Ian Buruma is the editor of The New York Review. His memoir, A Tokyo Romance, was published this year. (September 2018)

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Hugh Eakin is the Gilder Lehrman Fellow in American History at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. (November 2017)

Norman Gall is the Executive Director of the Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics in São Paulo. He has been engaged in research and reporting in Latin America since 1961.
 (October 2015)

Charles Glass is a former ABC News Chief Middle East ­Correspondent. He is the author, most recently, of Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring. His reporting was supported in part by a grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation. (February 2018)

Robert Pogue Harrison teaches literature at Stanford. His books include Forests: The Shadow of Civilization and Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition. (August 2017)

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War and Inferno: The World at War, 1939–45. His new book, Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–75, will be published in October. (September 2018)

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the German. His latest translation is of Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin, and his new book of poems is One Lark, One Horse. He teaches at the University of Florida.
 (October 2018)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Walter Kaiser was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Woman Upstairs. (April 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)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism.
 (October 2018)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire: Movies in the Mind of the 20th Century, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (August 2018)

Nathaniel Rich’s latest novel is King Zeno. (September 2018)

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris.
 (October 2018)

A.E. Stallings is the author of four books of poetry and two books of verse translation, most recently Hesiod’s Works and Days. Her new collection, Like, is published in September. (October 2018)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and the editor of Can It Happen Here?, a new volume of essays on authoritarianism in America. (June 2018)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England, his new book, will be published in June. (June 2018)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His books include The Harm in Hate Speech and, most recently, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.
 (June 2017)