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    Summer 1998

    Making Media Democratic

    Robert McChesney:
     
    An informed, participating citizenry depends on media that play a public service function. As James Madison once put it, "A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both." But these democratic functions lie beyond the reach of the current American media system. If we are serious about democracy, then, we need to work aggressively for reform ... continued
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New Democracy Forum

Making Media Democratic
  Robert W. McChesney

Bold Proposals  Ralph Nader
The Real World  Lawrence K. Grossman
Two Misplaced Objections   C. Edwin Baker
Diminishing Hopes?   Doug Schuler
Let People Choose   Stephen Ansolabehere
Internet Treasure   Andrew L. Shapiro
McChesney Responds


Poetry Forum

On Harold Bloom's "They have the numbers; we, the heights"


Visionary Company   Marjorie Perloff
Here in Hell   Mark Doty
The Extraordinary Hoof   Thylias Moss
A Note from Caliban   David Mura
Hungry for Spirit   J. D. McClatchy
Mrs. B. and Me   Kevin Young
Down from the Summits   Donald Revell
Criteria   Reginald Shepherd
Fear of the New   Suzanne Gardiner
Screaming Fire   Rita Dove
Slaves of Fashion   Ann Lauterbach
War of the Edens   Carol Muske
A Fever Dream   Sven Birkets


Book Reviews

Prose
Nicholson Baker: The Everlasting Story of Nory  
reviewed by Ed Park

Angela Davis: Blues Legacies and Black Feminism  
reviewed by Jonathan Gill

Poetry
Wislawa Szymborska: Poems: New and Collected,1957-1997
reviewed by Frances Padorr Brent

Bonnie Costello, ed.: The Selected Leters of of Marianne Moore  
reviewed by Kay Ryan

Susan Wheeler: Smokes  
reviewed by Stephen Burt

Microreviews
Prose microreviews
Poetry microreviews


Essays

The Toad and the Butterfly   Alan A. Stone
An Oscar-winning Dutch film proves that art can survive even in the era of the Titanic
The Problem with Thinking Locally   Jay R. Mandle
A critique of the Sierra Club's The Case Against the Global Economy


Exchange

How the Mind Really Works

Questionable Tactics   Steven Pinker
Berwick and Ahouse Respond


Fiction

Very, Very, Red   Diane Williams
Strip   Marianne Taylor
The Pilot   Wade S. Echer


Poetry

Poet's Sampler:Benjamin Friedlander   Robert Creeley
A Photograph of a Crowd   Wislawa Szymborska
"The Report of My Death Is an Exaggeration"  Alfred Corn
Helen   Anne Carson
Victory Must Be a Supremely Glorious Experience   Anne Carson
Homage to My Waitress   Matthew Rohrer
Paper Sacrifice   Karen Drayne
by bicycle   Matthea Harvey
Isla Mujeres   Mark Bibbins



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