Contributors

  • ELLIOT ACKERMAN is a writer and former Marine and the author most recently, with Admiral James Stavridis, of 2034, A Novel of the Next World War.
  • DURS GRÜNBEIN is a German poet and essayist. Hi most recent book of poems is Porcelain: Poem on the Downfall of My City. This essay was translated by Karen Leeder.
  • THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS is the author most recently of Self Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race.
  • ANITA SHAPIRA is an Israeli historian. She is the author, among other books, of Ben Gurion: Father of Modern Israel and Israel: A History.
  • ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI, who died in Krakow in April 2021, was a Polish poet and essayist. His most recent book of poetry in English is Asymmetry. The poems in this issue were translated by Clare Cavanagh.
  • SALLY SATEL is a visiting professor of psychiatry at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center.
  • R.B. KITAJ, the American painter, died in 2007. His autobiography, Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter, was posthumously published in 2017.
  • MATTHEW STEPHENSON is the Eli Goldston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
  • HELEN VENDLER is the author, among many other books, of Wallace Stevens: Words Chosen Out of Desire.
  • DAVID HAZIZA is a French writer and the author of a translation and commentary on the Song of Songs.
  • A.E. STALLINGS is an American poet and translator living in Athens.
  • PAUL BERMAN is the author of numerous books, including The Flight of the Intellectuals.
  • CLARA COLLIER is a writer based in California.
  • MICHAEL KIMMAGE is a professor of history at the Catholic University of America and the author most recently of The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy.
  • PEG BOYERS is a poet and the executive editor of Salmagundi.
  • CELESTE MARCUS is the managing editor of Liberties.
  • LEON WIESELTIER is the editor of Liberties.