Contents


Fury Over Fracking

Exxon: The Road Not Taken by Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer, and Lisa Song

The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight Over Fracking, and the Future of Energy by Gary Sernovitz

What Chance for Afghanistan?

Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation by Robert D. Crews

Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes edited by Nile Green

The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution by Antonio Giustozzi

Living Happily Ever After

Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965 by Barbara Miller Lane

Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia by James A. Jacobs

The Disaster of Richard Nixon

Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas

Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection by Ken Hughes

Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War by William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball

One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient ­History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His latest book is The Crucible of Islam.
 (November 2019)

Martin Filler’s latest book is Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (December 2019)

Tim Flannery’s Europe: A Natural History was published last year. (November 2019)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the Truth, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (September 2019)

Samuel Freeman is the Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. His book Liberalism, Economic Justice, and the Difference Principle, a collection of recent essays, will be published next year. (March 2017)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the ­Humanities at Harvard. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us and Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, which was published this year.
 (December 2018)

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who lives in Beijing, his home for more than twenty years. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao. (October 2019)

Robert G. Kaiser is a former Managing Editor and Associate Editor at The Washington Post, for which he reported from Vietnam between 1969 and 1970. His most recent book is Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t. (June 2018)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her most recent book is Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder.
 (March 2019)

Anatol Lieven is a Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and the author of Pakistan: A Hard Country, among other books. (April 2016)

David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown. His most recent book is Torture, Power, and Law.
 (September 2016)

Wyatt Mason is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a Writer in Residence at Bard, where he is a Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center. 

(July 2018)

Francine Prose is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard. Her newest book is a collection of essays, What to Read and Why.
 (November 2018)

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)

Tamsin Shaw is Associate Professor of European and Mediterranean Studies and Philosophy at NYU and the author of Nietzsche’s Political Skepticism. (April 2018)

Colin Thubron is a President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (July 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 book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic ­Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved was published this year.
 (December 2019)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)