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Table of Contents
Summer 1993 Vol. XVIII No. 3-4

About the contributors to this issue

Around Town: Less Talk, More Action Nancy K. Kaufman
A New Agenda For Black/Jewish Relations
After the Cold War: The North/South Divide
Introduction Randall Forsberg
Security After the Cold War: Emerging Perspectives Joshua Cohen interviews Ambassador Olara Otunnu
At Cold War's End: A World of Pain Eqbal Ahmad
Cooperative Security: From the Bottom Up Jagat Mehta
Cooperative Security: From the Top Down Alan K. Henrikson
After the Cold War: Looking for Common Ground Randall Forsberg
Meeting the Gaze of the Great Horned Owl (poem) Robin Becker
Orange (poem) Rachel Hadas
The Rage of Understanding (book review) David Ferry
The Long Distance South-African (story) Denis Hirson
The Crying Game (film review) Alan A. Stone
New South African Poetry edited by Peter Anderson and Kim Cooper
The Power of Rights (book review) Wendy Brown
A Touring Man Loses His Way (poem) Carl Phillips
Christine in Hollywood (fiction) Sally Cragin
Harmonization Mickey Davis
Poet's Sampler Martín Espada introduces Jack Agüeros
Uncle Douglas and the Whirring Blades (poem) Walter McDonald

Brief Reviews
Adam Begley Us Wayne Karlin
David Daniel The World Book Steven Cramer
Maxine Rodburg Imaginary Men Enid Shomer
Don Share Trilce César Vallejo, translated by Clayton Eshleman
Debra Spark The Flight of Andy Burns: Stories Alice Mattison


Readers' Forum

Letters from Jamin B. Raskin, Celinda Lake and Steve Cobble


Editor's Note:
Two issues back, we published a photo essay by Teny O. Gross on the Four Corners neighborhood in Dorchester. One of the most arresting photos is reproduced in this issue (though it has not yet made it to our web site). The kids with the guns and knives are young teenagers from the neighborhood; the man in the background is Selven Brown ("Sal") -- a remarkable, complex, tragic person. He has been described by his friends as a charming and brilliant man -- interested in theology and philosophy, money and power -- who worried about what he called his "shady side."

Eugene Rivers, pastor of the Azusa Christian Community, first met Sal in 1988. Then 23, Sal was a major Dorchester drug dealer -- who kept his client list on a PC. After meeting Rivers, Sal struggled for five years to turn his life around. He developed a serious interest in religion, attended Concordia College for a year, and was scheduled to start as an investment broker trainee on June 7.

Rivers last spoke to Sal on June 4. At the end of a conversation that extended through much of the night, Sal said "Maybe it is too late for me, Eugene, but save the kids." He died two days later of a drug overdose. Sal's friends will miss him.

--Joshua Cohen




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