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Contents

Rebuilding after Violence

The Wrong Lessons
The vanishing legacy of Operation Restore Hope    Alex de Waal

Healing Rwanda
Can an international court deliver justice?    Helena Cobban

Exporting Democracy
The UN and the rebuilding of Kosova   Ralph Cintron, Stevan Weine, and Ferid Agani

The New Humanitarianism
How military intervention became the norm    John Tirman


Essays

Believing in America
An intellectual project and a national ideal     Leo Marx

Making the Mind
Why we’ve misunderstood the nature-nurture debate    Gary Marcus

The Reptile Within
Lessons from the California recall    Marc B. Haefele


Fiction

Accra    Arthur Musah


Nonfiction Reviews

“Mirage or No Mirage”: Reading Los Angeles
David L. Ulin’s Writing Los Angeles    Scott Saul

The End of Sociology?
Alan Wolfe’s An Intellectual in Public and
Steven P. Dandaneau’s Taking It Big    John H. Summers


New Fiction Forum

Conrad’s List
Memories of a Greenwich Village bookstore    M. G. Stephens

Marketplace Multiculturalism
Monica Ali’s Brick Lane    M. K. Chakrabarti

A Mostly Irish Farce
On writing The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad    Roger Boylan



Poetry Reviews

All about Her Mother
Susan Howe’s The Midnight    John Palattella

Simic’s Peregrinations
Charles Simic’s The Voice at 3:00 A.M.    Benjamin Paloff

Like Theseus through the Maze
Medbh McGuckian’s The Soldiers of Year II     Jenny Ludwig

Poetry Microreviews


Poetry

Cougar    Sophie Cabot Black
The Art of Autobiography    Devin Johnston
Poet’s Sampler: Brett Fletcher Lauer     Introduced by Matthew Rohrer
Arrange Me, Mysterious Men     Ida McCall
Seventeenth Series of the Static Logical Genesis    Paul Naylor
Eighteenth Series of the Three Images of Philosophers    Paul Naylor
Thou Hast Blessed the Work of His Hands    Bin Ramke
Les Corbeaux    Arthur Rimbaud
Tuesday Night    Sam White


On Film

The Lost Girls
Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen    Alan A. Stone


Letters to the Editor



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