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December/January 1995 Vol. XX No. 6



International Labor Standards: Protectionism or Simple Decency?


Letter to Horace by Joseph Brodsky

    Brodsky writes to an old friend about imperial expansion and erotic passion, about meter and rhyme, about the limits of reflection and the possibility of imagination.


The Safety of Sunday (poem) by Tom Sleigh


No Runs, No Hits, No One Left on Base by Mary Ann Jannazo

    Winner of the Third Annual Short Story Contest

Poet's Sampler: Bob Hass introduces Cal Bedient

Reflections on Strategy in a Dark Time by Richard Flacks

    Radical democracy -- a relic of the 60s, or an idea whose time has come?


Race, Genes, and IQ by Ned Block

    Critics of The Bell Curve have attacked every point in the book -- except the most important one.


Night Bloom (poem) by Patricia Traxler


Persuasion? by Alan A. Stone

    The film redeems modern sensibilities -- and trashes Jane Austen's book.



BOOKS

Fiction

    Paul Gediman: The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie

    James Hynes: Griefwork by James Hamilton-Paterson

Poetry

    Ellen Davis: Cortege by Carl Phillips

    Joe Osterhaus: In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems by Josephine Jacobsen

    David Gewanter: Rough Music by Deborah Digges

    Catherine A. Salmons: In Time: Women's Poetry from Prison, Ed. Rosanna Warren and Teresa Iverson




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