Issue 1 – Autumn 2020
Table of Contents
Liberalism in the Anthropocene
Transgression, An Elegy
The Human Infinity: Literature and Peace
The Indian Tragedy
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Breaking Every Yoke
Mahler’s Heaven and Mahler’s Earth
Futilitarianism, or To the York Street Station
Ancient Family Lexicon, or Words and Loneliness
America in the World: Sheltering in Place
Dark Genies, Dark Horizons: The Riddle of Addiction
A Democratic Jewish State: How and Why
“Owed to the Tardigrade”
The Wonder of Terrence Malick
The Doctrine of Hate
The Hatboro Blues
- Michael Ignatieff is the president of Central European University.
- Laura Kipnis is a professor in the department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University and is the author most recently of Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.
- David Grossman’s most recent novel is A Horse Walks into a Bar.
- Ramachandra Guha is the author of Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World.
- Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author most recently of Self Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race.
- Hannah Sullivan is the author of Three Poems and The Work of Revision.
- Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia University and the author of The Once and Future Liberal.
- Helen Vendler is the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita at Harvard University, and the author of Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form.
- Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University and the author most recently of No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding.
- Celeste Marcus is the managing editor of Liberties.
- Adam Zagajewski’s most recent book of poems is Asymmetry.
- Louise Glück is the author, among other books, of Faithful and Virtuous Night and Poems 1962-2012.
- Jim Wolcott is the author of Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades and Hurrahs.
- Andrea Marcolongo is the author of The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek.
- Eli Lake writes a column for Bloomberg View.
- Sally Satel is a visiting professor of psychiatry at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
- Moshe Halbertal’s new book Nahmanides: Law & Mysticism will be published this fall.
- Joshua Bennett teaches English at Dartmouth University. He is the author of Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man and The Sobbing School.
- David Thomson is the author most recently of Murder and the Movies. His new books A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors and Disaster Mon Amour will be published next year.
- Julius Margolin was the author of Journey to the Land of the Zeks and Back: A Memoir of the Gulag, translated by Stefani Hoffman, which will be published by Oxford University Press this fall.
- Clara Collier is a writer living in California.
- Shawn McCreesh is a writer living in Washington, DC. The names in his essay have been changed out of respect for the privacy of its subjects.