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Contents

New Democracy Forum

What Makes Schools Work?
Why vouchers are not the answer Richard D. Kahlenberg and Bernard Wasow

Responses
Cautionary Note   William A. Galston
Devil in the Details   Richard J. Murnane
Other Priorities   Reg Weaver
Empower the Poor   Joseph P. Viteritti
Choosing Neighborhoods, Choosing Schools   Amy Hanauer
In Good Company   Deborah Meier
Kahlenberg and Wasow Reply



Essays

Dominance and Its Dilemmas
The Bush administration’s Imperial Grand Strategy   Noam Chomsky

The Iraqi Shiites
On the history of America’s would-be allies   Juan Cole

Shock and Awe Meets Market Shock
The dangerous mix of economic and military goals in Iraq   Duncan Kennedy

Exit Strategy
In 1963, JFK ordered a complete withdrawal from Vietnam   James  K. Galbraith

Tragedy and Justice
Bernard Williams remembered   Martha C. Nussbaum


Poetry

An Audit by the Patio   Michelle J. Boese
Requiem   Angie Estes
Poet’s Sampler: Josey Foo   Introduced by Arthur Sze
Like Cuttings for a Wreath of Praise and Ransom   Carl Phillips
Mastery   Carl Phillips
from REAL   Stephen Ratcliffe
Searching for Anne’s Grave  David Trinidad
Sonnet   Karen Volkman
Sonnet   Karen Volkman
Poetry Contest Winner: Susan Wheeler   Introduced by Richard Howard



Fiction

*true confessions*   Vivian Chin


Nonfiction Reviews

Why We’re So Tough on Crime
James Q. Whitman’s Harsh Justice   Carol S. Steiker

Grave New World
Bill McKibben’s Enough   George Scialabba

Our Technologies, Ourselves
Edward Tenner’s Our Own Devices   Carl Elliott



New Fiction Forum

Buona Sera, Social Clubs?    
Italian American fiction anthologies   Alane Salierno Mason

Another Country
On writing The Book of Hard Things   Sue Halpern



Poetry Reviews

Two White Americans    
Brian Henry’s American Incident and Loren Goodman’s  Famous Americans   Paul Killebrew

Say Goodbye to Everything
Carolyn Forché’s Blue Hour   John Palattella

Back to Jarrell    
Stephen Burt’s Randall Jarrell and His Age   Jacques Khalip

Poetry Microreviews

On Film

Realism’s Redemption   
Sweet Sixteen and Raising Victor Vargas   Alan A. Stone


Letters to the Editors



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