Browse our archive of print issues below, back to our founding in 1975.
A debate on the future of voting technology with Stephen Ansolabehere, Lloyd Cutler, Robert Michel, Donna Brazile, and others. Josh Cohen interviews missile defense critic Ted Postol. James Campbell on the troubled history of the Nobel Prize for literature; James Sallis on the Collected Stories of Patricia Highsmith. Plus, Calvin Bedient reviews Frederick Seidel; fiction by Mary Hanna, poetry by James Tate and D. A. Powell; John Summers on Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, and more.
A debate on the Internet and democracy with Cass Sunstein, Jay Rosen, Simon Garfinkel, Michael Schudson, and others. John Tirman follows the political dreams of refugee communities. Stephen Burt surveys James Merrill's poetry. Santiago Gamboa on Colombian crime fiction. Gopal Balakrishnan and William Scheuerman debate the meaning of Carl Schmitt's legal theory, poetry by Peter Gizzi, Sam Truitt, and Lucie Brock-Broido; microreviews, and more.
A forum on faith and politics with Eva Thorne, Eugene Rivers, Lani Guinier, Alan Wolfe, Julianne Malveaux, Manning Marable, and others. Susie Linfield on photojournalism. William Scheuerman on the complicated legacy of Carl Schmitt. Bill Marx on the kinky modernism of Alberto Moravia; James Crumley remembers Richard Yates. Plus, fiction by Pauls Toutonghi; poetry by Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, and Pattie McCarthy; Corey Robin on Arno Mayer, microreviews, and more.
A debate on international labor standards with Archon Fung, Dara O'Rourke, Charles Sabel, Robin Broad, Pranab Bardhan, David Moberg, Ian Ayres, and others. Marjorie Perloff on the happy world of Lyn Hejinian. Alane S. Mason on Hemingway; Eliza Nichols on The Lecturer's Tale; Lev Raphael on Alan Furst. Plus, Robin Blackburn revisits the revolutionary Atlantic, contest-winning fiction from Kate Small, poetry by Patricia Goedicke, Joshua Corey, and Orides Fontela.
A debate on the future of affirmative action with Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier, Ward Connerly, Howard Gardner, Mary Waters, Stephen Steinberg, and others. Erik Olin Wright and Rachel Dwyer on the American jobs machine. Stuart White on virtue and equality. James Hynes on John Crowley's genre trouble. Plus, poetry by Jorie Graham and Carl Phillips; George Scialabba on Lionel Trilling; Stephen Burt on Stanley Kunitz; John Palattella on Eliot Weinberger; Short Story Contest winner Girija Tropp, and more.
A debate on a universal basic income with Philippe Van Parijs and responses from William Galston, Peter Edelman, Anne Alstott, Emma Rothschild, Herbert Simon, Wade Rathke, and others. Dmitri Tymoczko on the musical philosophies of Milton Babbitt and John Cage. Patrick Erouart-Siad on Haitian literarture and political disaster, Tom Bissell on Richard Powers' Plowing the Dark, Jill Eisenstadt on Lucinda Rosenfeld's What She Saw. Plus fiction by Diane Williams, new translations of Paul Celan, and more.
A forum on economic segregation and the underclass, with Owen Fiss, Richard Ford, J. Phillip Thompson, Jennifer Hochschild, and others. Susie Linfield takes on South Africa's Truth Commission. G. M. Tamás discusses post-fascism. Ross Feld follows A. B. Yehoshua's literary diaspora, Joyce Hackett senses W. G. Sebald's "feelings of swindle," and Stewart O'Nan calls George Saunders the funniest writer in America. Plus, Stephen Burt reviews Mark Levine, fiction by Elisha Porat, poetry by Bill Knott, and more.
Lawrence Wittner, Vadislav Zubok, Jonathan Schell, Sergey Rogov, and Randall Forsberg on nuclear disamarment. Martha Nussbaum on feminism and privacy. John Alcock on what Stephen Jay Gould gets wrong about the evolution of behavior. Tom Bissell on why literary success is a matter of chance, not destiny; Jill Eisenstadt on Joyce Carol Oates's Marilyn Monroe. Plus, Richard Howard reviews Heather McHugh; fiction by Jarda Cervenka, poetry by Charles Simic and Charles Bernstein, and more.