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October/November 1997

Editor's Note

About the contributors to this issue


NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM: The End of War?

Toward the End of War Randall Caroline Forsberg

No Justice, No Peace Robert Borosage 
Paradoxes of Conflict Edward Luttwak 
Difficult Reforms Raimo Vayrynen 
Alternative Approaches Ulrich Albrecht 
The Politics of Peace Carl Kaysen 
What Else Causes War? Bruce Russett 
The High Cost of Failure Ronald V. Dellums 
Randall Forsberg Responds


DEBATE: Feminism and Multiculturalism

Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? Susan Moller Okin

Whose Culture? Katha Pollitt 
Liberal Complacencies Will Kymlicka 
Complicating Culture Bonnie Honig 
Who Do You Trust? Yael Tamir 
"Barbaric" Rituals? Sander Gilman 
Between Norms and Choices Robert Post 
A Varied Moral World Bhikhu Parekh 
Publicity and Public Life Elizabeth Frazer 
Culture Beyond Gender Saskia Sassen 
Liberalism's Sacred Cow Homi K. Bhabha 
Reform or Destroy? Joseph Raz 
Culture Constrains Janet Halley 
Susan Okin Responds


ESSAYS

Sifting Waco's Ashes Alan A. Stone
A new film raises disturbing questions about the government's conduct both during the stand-off and after its fiery end.

The Softer Side of Sociobiology H. Allen Orr
Why do people cooperate? Why are we nice to eachother? It's all in the genes, a new book claims.

Visions of the American Beserk Paul Gediman
Two master novelists tackle baseball, urban blight, and the counterculture in postwar America.


POETRY

Poet's Sampler: Joanie Mackowski introduced by Richard Kenney

Crows Marlon Ohnesorge-Fick
In this sense, beyond Claudia Rankine
Lenin's Bath Dana Levin
The Key of C Does Not Know My Biography John Matthias
That Music is the Spur to all Licentiousness John Matthias
Received by Angels Singing Like the Birds John Matthias
Portrait of the Author as Raoul Lynn Emanuel


FICTION

Fritz: A Fable Josip Novakovich


REVIEWS

Poetry

Jorie Graham: The Errancy reviewed by Bonnie Costello
Marjorie Perloff: Wittgenstein's Ladder reviewed by Linda Voris

Prose

Greil Marcus: Invisible Republic reviewed by Tim Riley
Hermione Lee: Virginia Woolf: A Biography and Panthea Reid: Art and Affection reviewed by Barbara Hardy
Robert Harbison: Thirteen Ways: Theoretical Investigations in Architecture reviewed by Alfonso Perez-Mendez

Poetry Microreviews

COVER DESIGN by Luba Lukova



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