Contents


Imperial Exceptionalism

Empire in Retreat: The Past, Present, and Future of the United States by Victor Bulmer-Thomas

Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition by David C. Hendrickson

First Among Equals

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry an exhibition at the Louvre, Paris, February 20–May 22, 2017; the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, June 17–September 17, 2017; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 22, 2017–January 21, 2018

Island Hopping

Captain James Cook: The Journals selected and edited by Philip Edwards

James Cook: The Voyages by William Frame with Laura Walker

The Path of Greatest Resistance

Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci

How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t by Leslie R. Crutchfield

The Girl Behind Lolita

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Accentuate the Positive

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker

Contributors

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.
 
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Carl Elliott is a Professor at the University of Minnesota and the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. He is working on a book about whistleblowers and unethical medical research.
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Howard W. French is a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was for many years a New York Times correspondent. His latest book is Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power.
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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.
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Anthony Gottlieb is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a former Executive Editor of The Economist. His latest book is The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy.
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Jorie Graham’s most recent book of poetry is Fast; her new collection, Scarcely There, is forthcoming next year. She teaches at Harvard.
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Alma Guillermoprieto, who writes regularly for The New York Review about Latin America, is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books. She delivered the 2018 Robert B. Silvers Lecture at the New York Public Library. (February 2019)

Joseph Leo Koerner is Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture and Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. His most recent book is Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life. (February 2019)

Jackson Lears is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers, Editor in Chief of Raritan, and the author of Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877–1920, among other books.
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Ruth Margalit is an Israeli writer. Her essays have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.
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James Millward is Professor of Inter-societal History at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. His books include Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang and The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction. (February 2019)

Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam in the World and 
Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning, among other books. He recently edited Carving Up the Globe: An Atlas of Diplomacy.
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Madeleine Schwartz is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (February 2019)

Jenny Uglow is the author of The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World and, most recently, Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense. (February 2019)