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April/May 2003


NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy
Can individual rights and popular sovereignty take root in faith?    
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Ten Responses
Practice and Theory    John L. Esposito
Change from Within    Nader A. Hashemi
The Best Hope    Noah Feldman
Democracy and Conflict    Jeremy Waldron
The Priority of Politics    M.A. Muqtedar Khan
The Importance of Context    A. Kevin Reinhart
Questioning Liberalism, Too    Saba Mahmood
Too Far from Tradition    Mohammad H. Fadel
Popular Support First    Bernard Haykel
Islam Isn’t the Problem    William B. Quandt
Khaled Abou El Fadl Replies    

ESSAYS

Weapons of Mass Confusion
A security strategy doomed to failure    
Owen R. Cote, Jr.

The Blame Game
The real problem behind the 2000 election    
George Scialabba

City Poems
Ten weeks with the East Harlem Poetry Project    
Maureen N. McLane

SHORT STORY

A Wrong Thing    
A. L. Kennedy


NEW FICTION FORUM

New Pioneers of the American Short Story
Elizabeth Crane’s When the Messenger Is Hot and Marshall Boswell’s Trouble with Girls
Tom Bissell

Situationist Noir
Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Three to Kill and The Prone Gunman
Jennifer Howard

A Dutchman with Very Dark Eyes and Hair You Could Call Raven-black
On writing Duke of Egypt     
Margriet de Moor

POETRY

  You Can Be the Subject of Wild Admiration in Ten Days    Cal Bedient
from Blasted Fields of Clover Bring Harrowing and Regretful Sighs    Mark Bibbins
Matelot Turnstile    Margaret Funkhouser
Momentary Gardens    Claire Hero
Unrelenting    Joan Houlihan
Sea by Dusk    Joanna Klink
America: Before the Last War    Peter Jay Shippy
Seattle, Third and Pike    Liz Waldner
Accumulative    Ken White
Poet’s Sampler: Greg Wrenn    D. A. Powell
Credo    Andrew Zawacki

REVIEWS

  Nonfiction

Nonfiction Microreviews

  Poetry

New Poets on the Block
A roundup of first and second books    
Stephen Burt

The Poet at War
Tom Paulin’s The Invasion Handbook
Benjamin Paloff

Taking Measurements of Will and Circumstance
Garrett Kalleberg’s Some Mantic Daemons and Psychological Corporations
Fred Muratori

Poetry Microreviews

ON FILM

Twenty-first Century Woolf
Scott Rudin’s The Hours


Letters to the Editors



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