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Contents

New Democracy Forum

How Can the Democrats Win?
Start with big ideas and long-term vision    Rick Perlstein

Responses

Still Thinking Big    William A. Galston
A Lost Cause    Adolph Reed Jr.
Reality Check    Ruy Teixeira
DIY Politics    Dan Carol
Fusion Politics    Daniel Cantor
Movement Politics    Robert B. Reich
Progressive Blues    Michael C. Dawson
Good Government    Elaine Kamarck
A Flexible Plan    Richard Delgado
Mobilize the Poor    Stanley Aronowitz
The Winds of Change    Philip Klinkner
What’s Wrong with Short-Term Thinking     Larry M. Bartels
Perlstein Replies


Essays

Russias Quagmire
On ending the standoff in Chechnya    Rajan Menon

Body of the Nation
Why women were mutilated in Gujarat    Martha C. Nussbaum

The Chameleon
Does Joschka Fischer really believe in anything?    Paul Hockenos

 


Fiction

Flight    Ishle Yi Park


Nonfiction Reviews

Photographing Cruelty
Li Zhensheng's Red-Color News Soldier and Jack Birnss Assignment Shanghai     Susie Linfield

Reading China
Ian Johnsons Wild Grass and Wang Huis Chinas New Order     Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom


New Fiction Forum

Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn
Remembering Harvey Swados    Grace Paley

The Secret Lives of Men
Pat Barker’s ambitious project    James Hynes


Poetry Reviews

Desire’s Nemesis
Seven new books     Calvin Bedient

Poetry in Motion
Peter Gizzi’s Some Values of Landscape and Weather    Andrew Zawacki

The Little War Begins
Lucie Brock-Broido’s Trouble in Mind    Larissa Szporluk

Poetry Microreviews


On Film

The End of Remorse?
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ    Alan A. Stone


Poetry

Yellow Balloon Rising    Edward Bartók-Barata
an animal meant    Carol Ciavonne
Poem in the Manner of Friedrich Hölderlin    David Lehman
Poem in the Manner of Wallace Stevens as Rewritten by Gertrude Stein    David Lehmann
Dislocations: Seven Scenarios    Adrienne Rich
how music is supposed to be    Carol Ciavonne
Immediately Thinking    Steve Willard
Poet’s Sampler: Gregg Biglieri    Craig Dworkin
The Tanker Never Moves    Terese Svoboda


Letters to the Editor



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