On Israel

To simply report on news about Israel is to enter a minefield. To comment is to invite extreme reactions of a sort experienced in few other issues. This week F&O columnists Chris Wood and Jonathan Manthorpe enter the fray with thoughtful, informed

McNiven on the New World of Book Publishing

Jim McNiven, author and academic — and now book marketer — reflects on how publishing has changed since he first began writing academic books. An excerpt: Mimi’s is a restaurant chain in the southwestern United States that my wife, Jane, and I

F&O Weekend

F&O has a veritable treasure trove of new work for your weekend reading: The Cuban Five In 1998 Fidel Castro had his good friend Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel prize-winning Colombian novelist, carry a top secret message to American President Bill Clinton.