Seymour Hersh, one of our heroes, says “don’t underestimate Trump.” He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for his expose of the My Lai massacre—he was a 33-year-old freelancer at the time. Since then, he’s won pretty much every other journalism award. He’s worked as a staff writer for The New York Times and The New Yorker. He’s also written a dozen books, most recently Reporter: A Memoir.

Also: Barbara Ehrenreich is another hero of ours—the author of more than a dozen books, including the unforgettable Nickel and Dimed. Now she has a new book out, a bestseller, and it’s terrific: it’s called Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainly of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.

Finally, Amos Oz died on Dec 28—He was an Israeli novelist and unyielding critic of the occupation of the West Bank and a campaigner for a two state solution. His novels were translated into dozens of languages, and he also wrote for The Nation.  Here we revisit an interview we did with him in 2004, about Middle East politics.