2005-2008 Issues Index
Also see the indices for poetry,
fiction, film reviews,
and articles about evolution.
Inside: How Can the Democrats
Win? Rick Perlstein, with Ruy Teixeira, Daniel Cantor, Elaine Kamarck,
William A. Galston, Adolph Reed Jr., Robert B. Reich, and others.
Rajan Menon on ending the standoff in Chechnya; Martha C. Nussbaum
on why women were mutilated in Gujarat, India; Paul Hockenos on
Joschka Fischer. Susie Linfield on photographing cruelty; Jeffrey
N. Wasserstrom on reading China; Grace Paley on Harvey Swados; James
Hynes on Pat Barker's men; poetry reviews by Calvin Bedient, Andrew
Zawacki, and Larissa Szporluk; a story by Ishle Yi Park; Alan A.
Stone reviews Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. Poems
by Adrienne Rich, David Lehman, Carol Ciavonne, and others.
Inside: What We Owe to Parents. Anne Alstott on how
public policy can support the hard work of raising children. With
Robin West, Amy L. Wax, Eva Kittay, Dorothy Roberts, Deborah Stone,
and Richard A. Epstein. Stephen M. Meyer on the extinction crisis
we've already lost; Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag's practical
plan to save Social Security; Helena Cobban on the uncertain future
of secular Palestinian nationalism; Diego Gambetta on post-9/11
irrationality. National Poetry Month: Hank Lazer on the radical
democratization of American Poetry; Marjorie Perloff on Ezra Pound;
Rachel Cline on Bruce Wagner; Jascha Hoffman on the Riemann Hypothesis;
a story by Ander Monson; Alan A. Stone reviews Gillo Pontecorvo's
Burn! Poems by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Li Hou Zhu, Caroline
Knox, and Toni Burge.
Inside: Consent and Democracy. Elaine Scarry on local governments'
refusal to comply with the Patriot Act; Larry Kramer on popular
constitutionalism; Barbara Clark Smith on what the public life of
American colonists can teach us about politics. Corey Robin on conservatives
after the Cold War; John R. Bowen on France's headscarf controversy;
Michael Standaert on an immigration crisis in the European Union;
Rebecca Saxe on how our brains help us understand other people.
Hilary Putnam reviews The Jewish Political Tradition, Volume
II: Membership, by Michael Walzer et al.; Roger Boylan reviews
John Banville; a story by D.S. Sulaitis, the winner of the 11th
annual Boston Review fiction contest; Alan A. Stone reviews
Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent. Poems by Cynthia Cruz,
Lucie Brock-Broido, Nadia Herman Colburn, and Karla Kelsey.
Volume 28 (2003)
Inside: Rebuilding after violence. Alex de Waal on Somalia
and the failure of Operation Restore Hope; Helena Cobban on the
catastrophic inefficiency of the International Criminal Tribunal
for Rwanda; Ralph Cintron, Stevan Weine, and Ferid Agani on the
enormous challenges of exporting democracy to Kosova; John Tirman
on why humanitarian interventions have become military interventions.
Gary Marcus on the adaptive nature of genes and what it means about
the nature-nurture debate; Leo Marx on intellectuals and politics.
Benjamin Paloff reviews Charles Simic. Poetry by Sophie Cabot Black,
Brett Fletcher Lauer, and Arthur Rimbaud. Alan A. Stone on Thirteen.
Inside: What makes schools work? With Richard D. Kahlenberg,
Bernard Wasow, William A. Galston, Richard J. Murnane, Reg Weaver, Joseph P. Viteritti,
Amy Hanauer, and Deborah Meier. Noam Chomsky on the Bush administration's
imperial grand strategy; Juan Cole on the Iraqi Shiites; Duncan
Kennedy on the dangerous mix of economic and military goals in Iraq;
James K. Galbraith on JFK and Vietnam; Martha C. Nussbaum on Bernard
Williams. George Scialabba reviews Bill McKibben; Carl Elliot reviews
Edward Tenner. Poetry by Karen Volkman, Carl Phillips, and Richard
Howard. Alan A. Stone on Sweet Sixteen and Raising
Inside: The Secret History of the Magna Carta
by Peter Linebaugh; Jonathan R. Cole on defending the university
post9/11; Just Marriage: Mary Lyndon Shanley on
the public importance of private unions; Abbott Gleason compares
todays antiliberal revolt to that of 1920s Europe; and Leonardo
Avritzer examines the chances Brazils President Lula has to
redeem democracy in Latin America. In reviews: Susie Linfield on
the literature of political memory; Jehangir Pocha on Zoroastrianism;
and Charles Lawrence on Young, Gifted, and Black. In the
New Fiction Forum, James Hynes surveys works by British novelist
Adam Thorpe. Poems by Claudia Rankine, Aaron Belz, and Nikolai Zabolotsky.
Inside: Islam and the Challenge of Democracy with Khaled Abou El Fadl, John Esposito, William Quandt, Muqtedar Khan, Jeremy Waldron, Saba Mahmood, and others. In the New Fiction Forum, Tom Bissel on the short stories of rising authors Elizabeth Crane and Marshall Boswell. Owen R. Cote, Jr. examines a security strategy doomed to failure. George Scialabba on the real problem behind the 2000 election. Maureen N. McLane on the East Harlem Poetry Project. Short fiction from A. L. Kennedy. Stephen Burt reviews nine new poets. Benjamin Paloff examines the poetry and controversy of Tom Paulin. Plus: Poems by Cal Bedient, Liz Waldner, and Andrew Zawacki; Jennifer Howard on the Situationist noir of Jean-Patrick Manchette; and Alan A. Stone on The Hours.
Inside: Special issue on War and Democracy with John W. Dower, Uday Singh Mehta, Helena Cobban, and Neta C. Crawford. In the New Fiction Forum, Patrick Erouart-Siad rides the Transilien through suburban Paris and finds French literature out of touch with social realities, and James Campbell remembers legendary New Yorker editor Robert Maxwell. Alan A. Stone reconsiders The Battle of Algiers. In Nonfiction Reviews, Carroll Bogert looks at works on humanitarian intervention; Archon Fung searches for lessons from grass-roots organizing in four recent books. Tod Marshall examines the lyric verse of Peter Sacks and Donald Revell in the Poetry section, along with reviews of Dean Young, John Yau, and Carl Phillips. Diane Williams contributes two very short, distinctive stories. Peter Gizzi introduces Aaron Kunin in the Poets Sampler. Poems by Rae Armantrout, Susan Davis, Emily Fragos, Brian
Henry, Bill Knott, and Timothy Liu.
Volume 27 (2002)
December 2002 / January 2003
Inside: Debate on democracy and double standards for civil liberties after 9/11 with David Cole, Bonnie Honig, Amitai Etzioni, Juliette Kayyem, Alan Dershowitz, Laurence Tribe, and others. In the New Fiction Forum, Roger Boylan takes us on a journey through the glamorous, doomed world of Alan Furst in Noir Voyager. Robert S. Boynton examines the strange case of Masud Khan, the fallen angel of psychoanalysis. The winner of the Tenth Annual Short-Story Contest is announced. Seyla Benhabib reviews Richard Wolins Heideggers Children, Mark Lillas The Reckless Mind, and Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem. Karen Volkman looks at the Collected Works of Lorine Niedecker, rural Wisconsins exhilarating, lost poet. New poems by Dorothea Tanning, Richard Howard, and John Latta, plus Alan Stone on the lost muse of Zhang Yimou.
October / November 2002
Inside: Can democracy protect us against terrorism? Elaine Scarry compares the stories of two airplanes hijacked on 9/11 to question our traditional, top-down defense structure; Richard Falk, Antonia Chayes, Charles Knight, Ellen Willis, and others respond. In the New Fiction Forum, Vivian Gornick takes a fresh look at feminist literary icons Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras, and finds they havent aged well; and Richard A. Kaye explores the new historical novel. Essays include Susan F. Hirsch on her experience in the U.S. embassy bombing trials and why she didnt testify in Victims for the Prosecution; Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold on American Jews protest and support of Israeli policy; and a moral defense of embryonic stem-cell research by F. M. Kamm. John DAgata reviews Anne Carsons new translations of Sappho, Bin Ramke reviews Jorie Grahams latest, and Richard Eldridge looks at Charles Taylors Varieties of Religion Today and wonders if we need a God. Plus: new poems by Matthew Zapruder, Ethan Paquin, contest winner Max Winter, and Katy Lederer in our Poets Sampler. Plus, a lively exchange on intelligent design with William Dembski and H. Allen Orr.
Inside: Debate on the privatization of public goods with David Bollier, Marcia Angell, Nicholas Johnson, Robert McChesney, Tom Palmer, and others. Charles Tilly on the nature of collective violence. Helena Cobban on growing despair in the Middle East. Alan Stone reviews We Were Soldiers. In the New Fiction Forum: Jason M. Baskin on Thomas Bernhard, Rick Moody on Kate Braverman's first novel, plus reviews of Lucius Shepard, David Gilmour, Nora Eisenberg, and Hans Koning. A lively exchange on Helena Cobban's "Crime and Punishment in Rwanda" with Kenneth Roth and Alison DesForges. H. Allen Orr reviews William Dembski's No Free Lunch. New poems by Arthur Sze, Ray DiPalma, James Galvin, and April Bernard, plus reviews of new books by Marjorie Perloff, Charles Bernstein, Chelsie Minnis, Catherine Wagner, Forrest Gander, Cole Swensen, and Christian Bök.
April / May 2002
Inside: Special issue on crime, punishment, and the limits of law, with essays by Helena Cobban, Bernard Harcourt, and Loïc Wacquant. Hugo Adam Bedau reviews books on capital punishment by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Robert Jay Lifton, Barry Scheck, and others. Alan Stone on A Beautiful Mind and Hollywood's romance with mental illness. Stephen Burt on Rae Armantrout's poetry of suspicion. In the New Fiction Forum James Campbell examines the case of Jonathan Franzen and Oprah's Book Club; Drake Bennett surveys the novels of Howard Norman. Fiction by Ryan G. Van Cleave. Poet's Sampler introducing Emily Wilson. Poems by Nicholas Laughlin, Rae Armantrout, Carmen Giminez-Rosello, and others.
February / March 2002
Inside: Debate on the state of American caregiving with Jody Heymann, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Anne Alstott, Joan Tronto, James P. Comer, Theda Skocpol, Lotte Bailyn, William A. Galston, Susan Moller Okin, Karen Nussbaum, Isabelle Ferreras, Thomas A. Kochan, Myra Marx Ferree, Bradley Googins, Jodi Grant, and Frances Fox Piven. Alan Stone examines obsession and isolation in Patrice Chereau's Intimacy . Sohail H. Hashmi, Amina Wadud, and John L. Esposito respond to Khaled Abu Al Fadl's "The Place of Tolerance in Islam." In the New Fiction Forum Roger Boylan adventures through both inner and outer exile with the writings of James Hamilton-Paterson; Jennifer Howard places the spy thrillers of Eric Ambler in a political context. Fiction by Robin Bradford, the runner-up in our short story contest. Reviews of Dubie's The Mercy Seat and Darkling by Anna Rabinowitz; microreviews and more.
Volume 26 (2001)
December 2001 / January 2002
Inside: Debate on a One-State Solution to the Palestian/Israeli Conflict with Lama Abu-Odeh, Helena Cobban, Leonard Fein, Louis Michael Seidman, Ian S. Lustick, Ebrahim Moosa, Efraim Karsh, Jerome M. Segal, and Salim Tamari. Khaled Abou El Fadl examines the the place of tolerance in Islam. Alan Stone on a Czech film that explores human cruelty and the possibility of forgiveness. Also, New Fiction Forum: Joyce Hackett on writing in the shadow of the Holocaust; Randall Curb on Paula Fox's Poor George; Desperate Characters; and The Widow's Children. Plus: Stephen Burt's review of an Anthology of Twentieth-Century Irish and British Poetry, fiction by contest winner Manini Nayar, poetry by Nathabiel Mackey, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Dorothea Tanning, and Andrew Zawacki; Susan Slyomovics on Malika Oufkir's Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail; microreviews, and more.
October / November 2001
Inside: Debate on the future of Voting Technology with Stephen Ansolabehere, Lloyd Cutler, Robert Michel, Rogers M. Smith, Donna Brazile, David C. King, Daniel R. Ortiz, E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Robert Richie, Heather Gerken, Mickey Edwards, Marc Strassman, and Michael Cornfield. Josh Cohen interviews Missile Defense critic Ted Postol. Alan Stone looks at the tumultuous career of Chinese director Zhang Yimou. Also, New Fiction Forum: James Campbell on the troubled history of literature's "gold-standard," the Nobel Prize in Literature; James Sallis on The Collected Stories of Patricia Highsmith; Tom Bisssell on Love Among the Ruins. Plus: Frederick Seidel's recent work reviewed by Calvin Bedient, fiction by Mary Hanna, poetry by James Tate, Joshua Bell, and contest winner D. A. Powell; John Summers on Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club; microreviews, and more.
Inside: Debate on the Internet and democracy with Cass Sunstein, Jay Rosen, Simon Garfinkel, Michael Schudson, Ronald N. Jacobs, Shanto Iyengar, Henry Jenkins and Robert W. McChesney. John Tirman follows the political dreams of refugee communities. Stephen Burt explores the autobiographical and comedic ranges of the late James Merrill's poetry. Also, New Fiction Forum: Santiago Gamboa on Colombia's secret historians (their crime novelists), Patrick Erouart-Siad on By the Sea, James Sallis on A Few Corrections and The Partnership, Roger Boylan on The Rights of Desire. Plus: Alan Stone reviews The Luzhin Defense, Gopal Balakrishnan and William Scheuerman debate the meaning of Carl Schmitt's legal theory, fiction by Manuel Muñoz, poetry by Peter Gizzi, Sam Truitt, and Lucie Brock-Broido, reviews of Supernatural Love and Comp., Todd Gitlin on Lisa McGirr and Rick Perlstein, microreviews, and more.
Inside: Debate on faith and politics with Eva Thorne, Eugene Rivers, Lani Guinier, Alan Wolfe, Julianne Malveaux, Manning Marable, and others. Susie Linfield reconsiders the art and politics of photojournalism. William Scheuerman describes the complicated legacy of Carl Schmitt. Also, New Fiction Forum: Bill Marx on the kinky modernism of Alberto Moravia, Joyce Hackett on Paradise Park, Randall Curb on Talking in the Dark, James Crumley remembers Richard Yates. Plus: Alan Stone reviews Thirteen Days, David Antin listens to "The Noise of Time," fiction by Pauls Toutonghi, poetry by Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, and Pattie McCarthy, reviews of The Beforelife and the Vintage Book of African-American Poetry, Corey Robin on Arno Mayer, microreviews, and more.
Inside: Debate on international labor standards, with Archon Fung, Dara O'Rourke, Charles Sabel, Robin Broad, Pranab Bardhan, David Moberg, Ian Ayres, and others. Marjorie Perloff on the happy world of Lyn Hejinian. Also, New Fiction Forum: Alane Salierno Mason on Ernest Hemingway, Jane Kendall Mason, and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," Eliza Nichols on The Lecturer's Tale, Lev Raphael on Kingdom of Shadows, and an interview with Paco Taibo. Plus: Alan Stone reviews Dancer in the Dark, Robin Blackburn revisits the revolutionary Atlantic, contest-winning fiction from Kate Small, poetry by Patricia Goedicke, Joshua Corey, and Orides Fontela, reviews by Brett Foster, Tod Marshall, and Justin Coffin, microreviews, and more.
Volume 25 (2000)
December 2000/January 2001
Inside: Debate on the future of affirmative action, with a lead article by Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier and responses from Ward Connerly, Howard Gardner, Mary Waters, Stephen Steinberg, and others. Erik Olin Wright and Rachel Dwyer on the American jobs machine. Stuart White on political virtue and political equality. Also, New Fiction Forum: James Hynes on John Crowley's genre troubles, Jennifer Howard on Gloria Emerson and G. K. Wuori, and John Marks on Paul Watkins. Plus: Alan Stone reviews Shower, poetry by Jorie Graham and Carl Phillips, George Scialabba on Lionel Trilling, Stephen Burt on Stanley Kunitz, John Palattella on Eliot Weinberger, Short Story Contest Winner Girija Tropp, and much, much, more.
Inside: Debate on the universal basic income, with a lead article by Philippe Van Parijs and responses from William Galston, Peter Edelman, Anne Alstott, Emma Rothschild, Herbert Simon, Wade Rathke, and others. Dmitri Tymoczko on the musical philosophies of Milton Babbitt and John Cage. Also, New Fiction Forum: Patrick Erouart-Siad on Haitian literarture and political disaster, Tom Bissell on Richard Powers's Plowing the Dark, Jill Eisenstadt on Lucinda Rosenfeld's What She Saw.... Plus: Alan Stone reviews Hamlet 2000, Andrew Zawacki examines the Tablets, fiction by Diane Williams, new translations of Paul Celan, and much, much, more.
Inside: Debate on economic segregation and the underclass, with a lead article by Owen Fiss and responses from Richard Ford, J. Phillip Thompson, Jennifer Hochschild, and others. Susie Linfield takes on South Africa's Truth Commission. G. M. Tamas discusses "Post-Fascism." Also, New Fiction Forum: Ross Feld follows A. B. Yehoshua's literary diaspora, Joyce Hackett senses W. G. Sebald's "feelings of swindle," and Stewart O'Nan calls George Saunders the funniest writer in America. Plus: Alan Stone reviews Girl, Interrupted, Stephen Burt reviews Mark Levine, fiction by Elisha Porat, poetry by Bill Knott, and much, much, more.
Inside: Lawrence Wittner, Vadislav Zubok, Jonathan Schell, Sergey Rogov, and Randall Forsberg debate "The New Nuclear Danger and How to Stop It." Martha C. Nussbaum on feminism and privacy. John Alcock on what Stephen Jay Gould gets wrong about the evolution of behavior. Also: New Fiction Forum, with Tom Bissell on why literary success is a matter of chance, not destiny, Jill Eisenstadt on Joyce Carol Oates's Marilyn Monroe, Lucinda Rosenfeld on Francine Prose's campus cops, etc. Plus: Alan Stone reviews Titus, Richard Howard reviews Heather McHugh, fiction by Jarda Cervenka, poetry by Charles Simic and Charles Bernstein, and much, much more.
Inside: Debate on Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy, and Ichiro Kawachi's "Justice is Good for Our Health," with responses by Michael Marmot, Marcia Angell, Ezekiel Emanuel, and others. Kieko Matteson and Roert Perkinson on the legacy of the US war in Laos, and Vikram Chandra on the India's cult of authenticity. Also: New Fiction Forum, including David Lehman on the magic of mystery stories, Stewart O'Nan on novels about the American West, James Hynes on Sick Puppy, etc. Plus: Alan Stone reviews American Beauty, Reginald Shepherd reviews three young poets, poetry by Cole Swensen, fiction by Molly Sultan, and much more.
Volume 24 (1999)
December 1999/January 2000
Inside: Debate on Deborah Meier's "Education and Democracy," with responses by Abigail Thernstrom, Gary Nash, Theodore Sizer, and others. Marjorie Perloff on poetry and cultural studies. Dmitri Tymoczko on Beethoven and Kant. Edward McCaffery on the case for a progressive consumption tax. Also: New Fiction Forum, with Michael Greenberg on Robert Stone and reviews of "Ice Fire Water," "Plainsong," "I Told You Once," "How Aliens Think," and more. Plus: Alan Stone reviews King of Masks, W.S. Merwin translates Dante's Purgatorio, fiction by Pauls Toutonghi, the rise and fall of the American teenager, poetry, reviews, and much more.
Inside: Debate on Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen's "Beyond Backyard Environmentalism," with responses by Cass R. Sunstein, Daniel J. Fiorino, Matt Wilson and others. Introducing: New Fiction Forum. Stewart O'Nan on the lost fiction of Richard Yates, Michael Greenberg on the art of borrowed fiction, reviews include "Zwilling's Dream," "Hitler's Niece," and "Fool." Also: "Gould on God": H. Allen Orr on religion v. science. Seyla Benhabib on Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, and the fate of the personal. Alan A. Stone reviews "The Phantom Menace." Plus: fiction by Scott Blackwod, poetry by Prageeta Sharma, Mac Wellman, and Judith Taylor, book reviews, and much more.
Summer 1999 April/ May 1999
Inside: Debate on Juliet Schor's "The New Politics of Consumption" with responses by Robert H. Frank, Betsy Taylor, James B. Twitchell and others. Also: "Primo Levi's Last Moments": Diego Gambetta on the Italian author's tragic death. G. M. Tamas on the roots of the Kosovo conflict. Noah Benjamin Novogrodsky on the Ethiopian-Eritrean border war. Alan A. Stone reviews "The Autumn Tale." Plus: fiction by Pamela Erens, poetry by Jordan Davis, Emma Straub and Jesper Svenbro, book reviews, and much more.
Inside: Debate on Tracey L. Meares and Dan Kahan's "When Rights Are Wrong," with responses by Alan Dershowitz, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Carol Steiker, Wesley Skogan, and others. Also: " Silence is Death": an interview with Rev. Eugene Rivers III. " From Utopia to Myopia": Russell Jacoby on the aesthetic pose and political thought. Vivian Rothstein on money, family, and her Uncle Franz. Alan A. Stone reviews "Life is Beautiful." Plus: fiction by Elisha Porat, poetry by D.A. Powell and Lee Upton, book reviews, and much more.
February/ March 1999
Inside: Debate on Randall Forsberg, Jonathan Dean, and Saul Mendlovitz's "Global Action to Prevent War," with responses by Kosta Tsipis, Alan Cranston, and others. Also: " On Pinochet": a dictator and international law. A Forum on Jeff Gates' "The Ownership Solution," featuring Herbert Gintis, William H. Simon, and others. Loren Goldner on saving Mumia Abu-Jamal. Alan A. Stone reviews "Beloved." Plus: fiction by Boston Review Short Story Contest runner-up Rhoda B. Stamell, poetry, book reviews, and much more.
Volume 23 (1998)
December/ January 1998-1999
Inside: Debate on Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis' "Is Equality Passé ?" with responses by Philippe Van Parijs, Robert Haveman, Nancy Folbre, and others. Also: " In Praise of Yasar Kemal": Gunter Grass on racial delirium and intolerance. Jeff Gates with a better way to share the wealth in "The Ownership Solution." Shiv Visvanathan and Jay R. Mandle debate on economic development. Alan A. Stone reviews "The Governess." Plus: fiction by Boston Review Short Story Contest winner Jacob M. Appel, poetry, book reviews, and much more.
October/ November 1998
Inside: Debate on Owen Fiss's "The Immigrant as Pariah," with responses by Richard B. Freeman, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Jagdish Bhagwati, and others. Also: Neil Shister takes a skeptical look at the modern wedding in " Culture Watch: Queen for a Day." The Tom Hanks-inspired poetry of the winner of the first annual poetry contest: Daniel Bosch. Cass R. Sunstein explores the conflict between feminism and multiculturalism in "Sexual Equality vs. Religion: What Should the Law Do?" Alan A. Stone reviews "Lolita." Plus: fiction by Maxine Roduburg, poetry, book reviews, and much more.
Inside: Debate on Robert McChesney's "Making Media Democratic," responses by Ralph Nader, Stephen Ansolabehere, Edwin Baker, Doug Schuler, and others. Also: Responses to Harold Bloom's essay "They have the numbers; we, the heights, " with Marjorie Perloff, Reginald Shepherd, Ann Lauterbach, and others. "How the Mind Really Works": An exchange with Steven Pinker, Jeremy Ahouse, and Robert Berwick. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: Debate on Theodore Lowi's "Think Globally, Lose Locally," with responses by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Gerald Frug, Donald Kettl, Jerry Mashaw, Charles Sabel, and others. Also: Harold Bloom on the betrayal of poetry, Jeremy Ahouse and Robert Berwick on How the Mind Works, and Alan Stone on Mrs. Dalloway. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews, and much more.
Inside: Debate on Robert Richie and Steven Hill's "The Case for Proportional Representation," with responses by Rep.Cynthia McKinney, John Ferejohn, Joshua Rosenkranz, Gary Cox, Daniel Cantor, and others. Also: Exchange on genes and culture, with Herbert Gintis and Allen Orr. Essay by Vivian Rothstein on commune life, Martha Nussbaum on Greek tragedy, and Alan Stone on Wings of the Dove. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Volume 22 (1997)
Inside: Debate on Andrew Glyn's "Egalitarianism in a Global Economy," with responses by William Greider, Geoffrey Garrett, Rachel McCulloch, Thomas Palley, and Dani Rodrik. Also: Dmitri Tymoczko's "What Good is Religion?" and John Tirman on Turkey, Alan Stone on Ma Vie en Rose, and Stephen Burt on the poetry of C.D. Wright. Plus the winner of the Fifth Annual Short Story Contest, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: Debate on Randall Forsberg's "Toward the End of War," with responses by Robert Borosage, Edward Luttwak, Carl Kaysen, Bruce Russett, Rep. Ronald Dellums, and others. Also: Susan Moller Okin's "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?" with responses by Homi Bhabha, Bonnie Honig, Will Kymlicka, Katha Pollitt, and others. Plus Alan Stone on the Waco Disaster, and Allen Orr on the latest sociobiology. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: Debate on Robert Haveman's "Equity with Employment," with responses by Robert Solow, Fritz Scharpf, and Rebecca Blank. Also: F.M. Kamm's "A Right to Choose Death?" More on the Yasusada hoax, Alan Stone on Shine, fiction by W.D. Wetherell, poetry, Richard Howard on C.K. Williams' The Vigil and much more.
Inside: Debate on campaign finance reform: David Donelly, Janice Fine, and Ellen Miller's "Going Public," with responses by Senator Russell Feingold, Douglas Phelps, Joshua Rosenkranz, Bruce Ackerman, Thomas Mann, and others. Also: "Little Bit," an oral history of the civil rights movement, an essay by Lindsay Waters on European cultural unity and Alan Stone on Hamlet. Plus Marjorie Perloff on the Yasusada hoax, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: Debate on Daniel Luria and Joel Rogers' "A New Urban Agenda," with responses by Phillip Thompson, Myron Orfield, Richard Feldman, and Margaret Weir. Also: "Is Darwin in the
Details?" Plus Peter Godfrey-Smith asks "Can We Control
Disease?", and Alan Stone reviews The English Patient,
"Herodotus Goes to Hollywood." Plus fiction, poetry, book
reviews and much more.
Volume 21 (1996)
Inside: Debate on Richard B. Freeman's "Solving the
New Inequality," with responses by James Tobin, Heidi Hartmann,
Michael Piore, Frances Fox Piven, James Heckman, Ernesto Cortes,
Jr., and Paul R. Krugman. Also: Robert C. Berwick on Dawkins' Climbing
Mount Improbable and Allen Orr on Darwin's Black Box,
Michael Greenberg on Eva Peron, and Alan Stone reviews Secrets
and Lies. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: "Judging Other Cultures," response to Yael
Tamir on cliterodectomy, and Frank Michelman, and Atilio Boron's
"Democracy or Neoliberalism?" Also: Daniel C. Dennett
responds to Allen Orr's review of Darwin's Dangerous Idea.
Stephen Burt on Philp Larkin's dirty words, and Alan Stone reviews
John Sayles' Lone Star. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews
and much more.
Inside: Responses to Stephen Lerner's "Reviving Unions,"and
Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried's "Flatness and Fairness."
Also: Yael Tamir in "Hands off Clitoridemy," Maureen Paul
on "Abortion's Past," Sven Birkets on the fate of books,
and Alan Stone reviews Antonia's Line. Plus poetry by Kay Ryan, fiction,
book reviews and much more.
Inside: Stephen Lerner's "Reviving Unions," and
Adam Przeworski's "A Better Democracy, A Better Economy."
Also: Arthur Waskow responds to Richard Flacks in "A Politics
of the Soul," Michael Montgomery dissects Yugoslavia in "Spreading
the Nationalist Virus," and Alan Stone reviews Othello.
Plus fiction, poetry, Scott Sherman on Taibo's novels and much more.
Inside: Responses to Richard Flacks' "Reflections on
Strategy in a Dark Time." Also: Edward Wolff asks, "Time
for a Wealth Tax?" Rose Ryan chronicles an abusive relationship
and Alan Stone reviews Sense and Sensibility. Plus Nguyen
Ba Chung on Vietnamese poetry: "Imagining the Nation,"
poetry, book reviews and much more.
Volume 20 (1995)
Inside: Debate on labor standards with Alice Amsden and Richard
Rothstein. Also: Joseph Brodsky's "Letter to Horace,"
Richard Flacks on radical democracy in "Strategy in a Dark
Time, " Ned Block on The Bell Curve, and Alan Stone
reviews Persuasion. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and
Inside: Ruy Teixeira on the Democrats and the economy, John
Canham-Clyne, Steffie Woolhandler, and David Himmelstein on rational
health care, and reader responses to Eugene Rivers, and Judith Jarvis
Thomson. Also: Allan Forbes on WWII's tragic precedent: killing
civilians; Alan Stone reviews Burnt by the Sun, Debra Dickerson's
"Digging Ditches," poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: "Force Without Reason": Randall Forsberg
on the military budget, Judith Jarvis Thomson's "Abortion,"
and Eugene Rivers' "An Agenda for Black Intellectuals."
Also: Neil Gordon reflects on the genesis of a political fanatic,
Rafael Campo on poetry and AIDS, and Alan Stone on Fellini's 8
1/2. Plus Edwin Frank's "Writing About Revolution,"
poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: Debate on John Roemer's "Equality
and Responsibilty ," with responses by T.M. Scanlon, Robert
Solow, Samuel Scheffler, Richard Epstein, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese,
and others. Also: Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, "After Liberalism,"
Marc Haefele on immigrant bashing in California, and Alan Stone
on Pulp Fiction's bloody success. Plus fiction, poetry, book
reviews and much more.
Inside: "Mixing Faith and Politics: Beyond the Religious
Right," with Jim Wallis and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Also:
Michael Greenberg's "Inventing Irving Howe," David Thorburn
on the Rosenberg letters, and Alan Stone looks for Woody Allen's
lost pulse. Plus fiction, poetry, Marie Howie on Patricia Traxler's
"Forbidden Words" and much more.
Volume 19 (1994)
Inside: "The Struggle for Racial Equality: 1964/1994,"
with Cynthia Silva Parker and Vivian Rothstein, including a discussion
of the Boston Freedom Summer. Also: Alan Stone on Spike Lee's decline,
fiction, poetry, Kerry Fried on lesbian fiction, and much more.
Inside: Martha Nussbaum's "Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism,"
with responses by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Robert Pinsky, Judith
Butler, David Strauss, Rachel Hadas, George Fletcher, Nathan Glazer,
and many others-- now a book published by Beacon Press. Plus poetry,
book reviews, and much more.
Inside: "The New War on Poverty," with James Jennings,
Shepard Barbash, Charlotte Kahn, and Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Also: Gerard
Piel on the population explosion, Jack Spence searches for Sandinistas,
and Alan Stone reviews Schindler's List. Plus fiction by
Patricia Traxler, Andrew Klavan's "Shrieking of the Lambs,"
poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: "Wasting Billions": Randall Forsberg on
military spending, Alexei Arbatov's "Russian Security or NATO
Expansion?", Susan Strong's "The Business of Peace."
Also: George Packer returns to Togo in "An Intervention,"
Jonathan Fox finds "The Roots of Chiapas," and Alan Stone
reviews The Remains of the Day. Plus fiction, poetry, Daniel
Golden's essay on mega-money fiction, and much more.
Inside: A debate: "Do Black Intellectuals have Special
Obligations?" Glenn Loury laments "The Poverty of Reason,"
and Nancy Fraser discusses "Reinventing the Welfare State."
Also: Rabia Ali and Lawrence Lifschlutz interview Ivo Banac in "The
Last Days of Bosnia?" Svetlana Boym investigates Russian advertising
in "A Strange Hybrid," and Alan Stone on The Piano.
Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Volume 18 (1993)
Inside: "Humanitarian Intervention" with Noam Chomsky,
Christopher Hitchens, Diane F. Orentlicher, Carl Conetta, Charles
Knight, and Robert Leavitt. Also: Vivian Rothstein asks "Is
There a Right to be Homeless?" and Alan Stone on Un Coeur
en Hiver. Plus fiction, poetry, reader's forum, book reviews
and much more.
Inside: "The New Face of Unions": A discussion
with Kris Rondeau, Joel Rogers, Charles Sabel and others. Also:
Neil Gordon on the undeserved obscurity of John Fante's life and
art, Mitchell Kapor's essay "Democracy and the New Information
Highway," and Alan Stone on The Story Of Qiu Ju. Plus
fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
Inside: Roundtable discussion: "After the Cold War:
The North/South Divide," with Eqbal Ahmad, Jagat Metha, Alan
K. Henrikson, Randall Forsberg; includes an interview with Ambassador
Olara Otunnu by Joshua Cohen. Also: Mickey Davis on legal imperialism,
and Alan Stone on The Crying Game. Plus fiction, poetry,
book reviews and much more.
Inside: "Reinventing American Democracy": a forum
with Ellen S. Miller, Ralph Nader, and Cass R. Sunstein. Also: Edward
Field on "The Mystery of Alfred Chester," and Vivian Rothstein's
"Notes from Vietnam." Plus fiction, poetry, Farah Jasmine
Griffith on "Elaine Brown's Taste of Power" and much more.
Inside: "A Debate on the New Party"with Joel Rogers,
responses by Robert L. Borosage, Steven J. Rosenstone, and Jerry
Watts. Also: "On the Responsibility of Intellectuals":
a forum with Cornel West, Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, bell
hooks, and others. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
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Volume 17 (1992)
Second Proms and Second Primaries:
The Limits of Majority Rule
Mismeasuring Democracy: A Conversation
on Race in America
Anthony A. Parker
A Challenge to the Racial Order: Boston's
Terminal Reading. Privacies of Reading:
Be All You Can Buy
The Unbearable Lightness of Theory
Terminal Reading Forum
The Return of the Expressed
Volume 16 (1991)
Beyond Racism and Misogyny: Black
Feminism and 2 Live Crew
The Intelligent Forty-Year-Old's Guide
to Rap Music
Terminal Reading: Into the Electronic
American Intervention in the Third
World: Less Would Be Better
Stephen Van Evera
Intensive Care (poem)
In the Realm of the Censors
Volume 15 (1990)
Lost Lives: Portraits from the Velvet
Making It New
An Evening among Headhunters
Volume 14 (1989)
The Month of Rushdies
A Poet's Sampler: Donald Hall introduces
A Walk into Darkness
Test Your Cultural Literacy
Seeing Eye to Eye
A Matter of State
Volume 13 (1988)
Meet Henry Hampton
A Hundred Won Dalmatians
The Candidate Factory
A Poet's Sampler: Allen Grossman introduces
The Party (fiction)
Joyce Carol Oates
Televangelism: The Story the Media
Jeffery K. Hadden and Anson Shupe
I. F. Stone: How I Got That Story
Volume 12 (1987)
Volume 11 (1986)
Mailing Their Way into Anarchy
The Counterterrorists at the Fletcher
The Night (poem)
"Candidates for Survival": A Talk with
Volume 10 (1985)
MediaWatch: Reporting the Famine
Secrets of State: Intelligence Activities
and American History
Heaney Agnostics: The Poet in Exile
Volume 9 (1984)
Volume 8 (1983)
Woody Allen and the Making of "Zelig"
The Eye of the Outsider: The Poetry of
Tracking Garcia Marquez
Gene H. Bell-Villada
Volume 7 (1982)
Interview with Aharon Appelfeld
Palestinian Writers in Israel
Economics of the Arms Race
John Kenneth Galbraith
In the Lap of the Machine
Robert W. Lawler
Volume 6 (1981)
A Writer's Reflection on the Nuclear
The Only Way to Survive
Robert Jay Lifton
A Special Report on Education
Where Do We Go From Here? The Politics
of Black Education 1780-1980
The Parochial Paradox
Christine L. Kane
Ethnicity Vs. Education
Behind the Ivy Curtain with Three
Presidents: Bok, Silber, Keohane
In Defense of Judge Garrity
Charles V. Willie
The Promise of City Schools
First Victims, Last Hope: Publishers
and Writers in the Struggle for Human Rights
Inside the Death Factory: Women Vets
Christine L. Kane
The Press vs. Cloning
I. A. Richards at Harvard
The Ethnocentric Icon
Volume 5 (1979/1980)
Gunther Grass Floundering
Volume 4 (1978/1979)
William Carlos Williams in a World
Volume 3 (1977/1978)
Guide to the Latin American Boom
Borges on the Right
Katherine Singer Kovacs
Volume 2 (1976/1977)
An Interview with Grace Paley
Gail Pool and Shirley Roses
Jagger Performs Borges
Volume 1 (1975/1976)
An Interview with Susan Sontag