Contents


J’Accuse!

History of Violence by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Lorin Stein

Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Lorin Stein

In Praise of Public Libraries

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Ex Libris a film directed by Frederick Wiseman

Indonesia’s New Islamist Politics

Democracy for Sale: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia by Edward Aspinall and Ward Berenschot

After Ahok: The Islamist Agenda in Indonesia a report by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

The Popery Panic

Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America by Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

Elizabeth Seton: American Saint by Catherine O’Donnell

Ingmar Bergman, Novelist

The Best Intentions by Ingmar Bergman, translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

Sunday’s Children by Ingmar Bergman, translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

Private Confessions by Ingmar Bergman, translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

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)

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)

Edward Chancellor is the author of Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation and the editor of Capital Returns: 
Investing Through the Capital Cycle: A Money Manager’s Reports 
2002–2015. He is currently writing a history of interest. (May 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.
 (May 2020)

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge. His book Royal Books and Holy Bones: Essays in Medieval Christianity was published last year.
 (December 2019)

Jason Farago is an art critic for The New York Times and the editor of the anthology Out of Practice: Ten Issues of “Even,” 2015–2018. In 2017 he was awarded the inaugural Rabkin Prize for art criticism. (April 2020)

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.
 (April 2020)

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)

Giles Harvey is a Contributing Writer at The New York Times Magazine. (April 2020)

Karl Kirchwey is Associate Dean of Faculty for the Humanities at Boston University, where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. His most recent book is Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems. 
He edited the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets volume Poems of Rome. (April 2019)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie ­Endowment for International Peace from 1997 to 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. (February 2020)

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

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)

Tim Page is a Professor at both the Thornton School of Music and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the ­University of Southern California. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1997 for his writings about music in The Washington Post. (April 2019)

Claire Potter is the author of two chapbooks and a poetry ­collection, Swallow.
 (April 2019)

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

David S. Reynolds, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural ­Biography, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, and John Brown, Abolitionist. His book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times will be published in September. (April 2020)

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians was published in September. (January 2020)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

Madeleine Schwartz is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She won the 2019 European Press Prize for opinion writing. (February 2020)

Margaret Scott teaches at NYU’s Wagner School of Public ­Service and is a cofounder of the New York Southeast Asia Network.
 (April 2019)

Joel Smith is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Morgan Library and Museum. (April 2019)

Brenda Wineapple’s most recent book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, was published last May. (March 2020)