| Each issue of the Boston Review features
a special Democracy Project section devoted to an important issue of American
politics. The essays on Intervention in this issue comprise the seventh installment
in the Project. Our aim is to encourage a world in which democracy is not just
a dusty collection of legal rights and quadrennial celebrations but an ongoing
public debate in which citizens seek common grounds of principle amidst their
To foster such debate, we are also producing low-cost reprints of the Democracy Project sections.
REPRINT 1 on Defense Cuts - This reprint examines post-Cold War options for reducing US military forces and spending, and the domestic impact of deep spending cuts. Randall Forsberg argues that a US commitment to multilateral peacekeeping would, with international cooperation, permit an 80% cut in the military budget over a decade. Greg Bishak, Marion Anderson, and Heather Booth explore the impact of defense cuts at home.
REPRINT 2 on Cooperative Security - Randall Forsberg argues that a cooperative security system is urgently needed, and outlines a series of practical steps to achieve it. Stephen van Evera contends that the West's first priority should be to strengthen democratic institutions in the former Soviet Union. Hayward Alker, Jonathan Dean, Carl Kaysen, Joanne Landy, and Steven Miller explore the merits of these alternative views of post-Cold War security.
REPRINT 3 on the New Party - In his lead article, Joel Rogers discusses the New Party - a third party committed to a more participatory and egalitarian system of American politics. In response, Elaine Bernard, Robert Borosage, Steve Rosenstone, and Jerry Watts debate the pros and cons of the New Party strategy.
REPRINT 4 on Money, Politics, and Democracy - Responding to citizen disaffection with the domination of money in American politics, Ellen Miller makes the case for a more democratic, public system of campaign finance regulation; Ralph Nader presents a ten-point program of Jeffersonian rebellion aimed at constructing new tools of citizen power; and Cass Sunstein argues that the First Amendment permits regulations of campaign finance and broadcast in the name of democracy.
REPRINT 5 on Cooperative Security and the North/South Divide - This reprint explores North/South differences on security issues. Will a stronger UN peacekeeping capability represent great power hegemony in multilateral rather than unilateral or bipolar form? What steps might be taken to avert this danger? Contributors are Eqbal Ahmad, Jagat Mehta, Olara Otunnu, Alan Henrikson, and Randall Forsberg.
REPRINT 6 on The New Face of Unions - What are labor unions doing today? Why are they having so much trouble? How can they rebuild their lost strength? Answers to these questions are offered by Kris Rondeau, Larry Cohen, Allison Porter and Richard Bensinger, and Joel Rogers and Charles Sabel.
LOW BULK PRICES - The reprints are available at low bulk prices: 1-9 copies $.25 ea; 10-99 copies $.20 ea; 100 lots $.15 ea ($15/100) (October 1993).