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Summer 2001

New Democracy Forum: Is the Internet Bad for Democracy?

The Daily We   Cass Sunstein
In Democratic Time  Jay Rosen
Mathematics of Growth   Simson Garfinkel
Shaking Hands   Michael Schudson
Different Media?  Ronald N. Jacobs
Cynicism and Choice   Shanto Iyengar
Challenging the Consensus   Henry Jenkins
Producer Power   Robert W. McChesney
Cass Sunstein Replies


Essays

Nationalism in Exile   John Tirman
Following the political dreams of refugee communities.
Becoming Literature   Stephen Burt
On James Merrill's poetry of autobiography and social comedy.
On Film: No Defense   Alan A. Stone
The Luzhin Defence ruins a clever Nabokov novel.


New Fiction Forum

Secret Histories   Santiago Gamboa
On the creation of a Colombian national identity through crime fiction.
Abdulrazak Gurnah: By the Sea   Patrick Erouart-Siad
Brad Leithauser: A Few CorrectionsBarry Unsworth: The Partnership  James Sallis
André Brink: The Rights of Desire   Roger Boylan


Exchange

Among Enemies   Gopal Balakrishnan and William Scheuerman
A debate about the meaning of Carl Schmitt's legal theory.


Poetry

Poet's Sampler: Sam Truitt  introduced by C.D. Wright
An Inner Life for Dummies    Lisa Beskin
One for the Guys    Liam Rector
Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear  Peter Gizzi
Butter and Eggs    Harry Mathews
A Genius Made   Corinna Vallianatos
Boy at the Border of His Own Allegory   Lucie Brock-Broido
Cyril Method    Craig Dworkin
Beginning with a Phrase from Simone Weil   Peter Gizzi


Fiction

Monkey Sí   Manuel Muñoz


Reviews

Poetry
Gjertrud Schnackenberg: Supernatural Love and The Throne of Labdacus   Christina Davis
Mark Nowak: Revenants   Alan Gilbert
Kevin Davies: Comp.   Brian Kim Stefans
Jennifer Clarvoe: Invisible Tender; Stacy Doris: Paramour; Joanna Klink: They Are Sleeping   Laura Sims

Prose
Lisa McGirr: Suburban Warriors; Rick Perlstein Before the Storm   Todd Gitlin


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