The New Nuclear Threat

The Age of Hiroshima edited by Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry

The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War by Fred Kaplan

The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump by William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina

The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel by Jeffrey Lewis

Speech and Slavery in the West Indies

The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World by Miles Ogborn

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War by Vincent Brown

Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner

Save the Party, Save the World

Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country by E.J. Dionne Jr.

Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change by Eitan Hersh

Disinformed to Death

Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare by Thomas Rid

The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics by Ben Buchanan

Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives by Philip N. Howard

Buzz Buzz Buzz

When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy by Eva Meijer

Animal Languages by Eva Meijer, translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson

Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution by Alexander Pschera, translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer and with a foreword by Martin Wikelski

Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound by David Rothenberg


Rumaan Alam is the author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His third novel, Leave the World Behind, will be published in October. (August 2020)

Rae Armantrout’s newest book of poems, Conjure, will be published in September. (August 2020)

Kate Bolick is the author of Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own. She teaches in the graduate Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU.
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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.
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Fara Dabhoiwala, the author of The Origins of Sex, teaches at Princeton and is writing a global history of free speech. (August 2020)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill a Man, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.

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Logan Fry is the author of Harpo Before the Opus and Editor of Flag + Void. (August 2020)

Michelle Kuo is an attorney and Associate Professor in the History, Law, and Society program at the American University of Paris. She is the author of Reading with Patrick.
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David Luban is a University Professor in Law and Philosophy at Georgetown and Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy. He is currently writing a study of the moral and legal philosophy of Hannah Arendt. (August 2020)

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)

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
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Michelle Nijhuis is a Project Editor at The Atlantic and a Contributing Editor at High Country News. Her book Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction will be published next spring.
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Joseph O’Neill teaches at Bard and is the author of six books, including the novels The Dog and Netherland. (August 2020)

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

Sophie Pinkham recently received a Ph.D. from Columbia’s Slavic Department. She is the author of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine. (August 2020)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor of History and Classics at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse. (August 2020)

Jonathan Stevenson is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Managing Editor of Survival. He was National Security Council Director for Political-Military Affairs, Middle East and North Africa, from 2011 to 2013. (August 2020)

Adam Thirlwell’s latest novel is Lurid and Cute. (August 2020)

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His tenth novel, The Magician, will be published next year. (August 2020)

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz books Who Killed Iago? and The Penguin Book Quiz: From the Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses.
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Clair Wills is the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge. (August 2020)