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LISA AP­PIG­NANESI is Chair of the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture and for­mer Chair of the Trus­tees of the Freud Mu­seum in Lon­don. She is the author of Mad, Bad, and Sad: A His­tory of Women and the Mind Doc­tors, among other books.

NEAL ASCHERSON is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scot­land, and the novel Death of the Frosac. He is an Honorary Pro­fes­sor at the In­sti­tute of Ar­chae­ol­ogy, Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don.

MAR­I­ANNE BORUCH’s most re­cent books are Even­tu­ally One Dreams the Real Thing, a col­lec­tion of po­ems, and The Lit­tle

Death of Self: Nine Es­says To­ward Po­etry. DAVID BROMWICH is Ster­ling Pro­fes­sor of English at Yale. Moral Imag­i­na­tion, a col­lec­tion of his es­says, was re­cently pub­lished in pa­per­back.

PETER BROWN is the Philip and Beu­lah Rollins Pro­fes­sor of His­tory Emer­i­tus at Prince­ton. His books in­clude Au­gus­tine of Hippo: A Biography and, most re­cently, Trea­sure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Chris­tian­ity.

HELENE COOPER is a Pen­tagon Cor­re­spon­dent with The New York Times. She is the author of The House at Su­gar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Child­hood and Madame Pres­i­dent: The Ex­tra­or­di­nary Jour­ney of Ellen John­son Sir­leaf.

ROBYN CRESWELL is As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture at Yale and the Po­etry Edi­tor of The Paris Re­view.

MARK FORD’s lat­est book is Thomas Hardy: Half a Lon­doner. He teaches in the English Depart­ment at Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don.

PETER GREEN is Dougherty Centennial Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Clas­sics at the Univer­sity of Texas at Austin and Ad­junct Pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Iowa. His books in­clude The Hel­lenis­tic Age: A Short His­tory and a trans­la­tion of the Iliad. His trans­la­tion of the Odyssey is forth­com­ing.

IAN JOHN­SON re­ports from Bei­jing and Ber­lin. His new book, The Souls of China: The Re­turn of Re­li­gion Af­ter Mao, was pub­lished in April. He re­ceived the 2016 Shoren­stein Jour­nal­ism Award.

STEPHEN KOTKIN is the John P. Birkelund Pro­fes­sor in His­tory and In­ter­na­tional Af­fairs at Prince­ton and a se­nior fel­low at Stan­ford’s Hoover In­sti­tu­tion. His es­say in this is­sue is adapted from Stalin: Wait­ing for Hitler, 1929–1941, which will be pub­lished in Oc­to­ber by Pen­guin.

JAMES MANN is a Fel­low-in-Res­i­dence at Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity’s School of Ad­vanced In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies. His books in­clude The Obami­ans: The Strug­gle In­side the White House to Rede­fine Amer­i­can Power and Rise of the Vul­cans: The His­tory of Bush’s War Cab­i­net.

RUTH MARGALIT’s writ­ing has ap­peared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Mag­a­zine, among other pub­li­ca­tions. She grew up in Is­rael.

FERDINAND MOUNT is the for­mer Edi­tor of The Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment. His books in­clude The New Few: A Very Bri­tish Oli­garchy and, most re­cently, English Voices: Lives, Land­scapes, La­ments.

ROBERT O. PAXTON is Mel­lon Pro­fes­sor of So­cial Sci­ence at Columbia and the author of Vichy France and The Anatomy of Fas­cism, among other works.

JED PERL’s Calder: The Con­quest of Time, the first vol­ume of his biography of the Amer­i­can sculp­tor, has just been pub­lished.

NATHANIEL RICH is the author of Odds Against To­mor­row and The Mayor’s Tongue. His novel King Zeno will be pub­lished in Jan­uary.

SAN­FORD SCHWARTZ is the author of Chris­ten Købke and Wil­liam Ni­chol­son. 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.

HE­LEN VENDLER is the Arthur Kings­ley Porter Univer­sity Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of English at Har­vard. Her lat­est book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a col­lec­tion of her most re­cent es­says.

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