Browse our archive of print issues below, back to our founding in 1975.
Debate on Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy, and Ichiro Kawachi's "Justice is Good for Our Health," with responses by Michael Marmot, Marcia Angell, Ezekiel Emanuel, and others. Kieko Matteson and Robert Perkinson on the legacy of the US war in Laos, and Vikram Chandra on the India's cult of authenticity. David Lehman on the magic of mystery stories, Stewart O'Nan on novels about the American West. Reginald Shepherd reviews three young poets, poetry by Cole Swensen, fiction by Molly Sultan, and more.
A debate on standards in public education, with Deboarah Meier and responses by Abigail Thernstrom, Gary Nash, Theodore Sizer, and others. Marjorie Perloff on poetry and cultural studies. Dmitri Tymoczko on Beethoven and Kant. Edward McCaffery on the case for a progressive consumption tax. Michael Greenberg on Robert Stone. Plus, W.S. Merwin translates Dante's Purgatorio, fiction by Pauls Toutonghi, Scott Saul on the American teenager, and more.
A debate on the new environmentalism, led by Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen, with responses by Cass Sunstein, Daniel J. Fiorino, Matt Wilson and others. Stewart O'Nan on the lost fiction of Richard Yates, Michael Greenberg on the art of borrowed fiction. H. Allen Orr on religion vs. science. Seyla Benhabib on Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, and the fate of the personal. Plus, fiction by Scott Blackwod, poetry by Prageeta Sharma, Mac Wellman, and Judith Taylor, and more.
A forum on Juliet Schor's "The New Politics of Consumption," with responses by Robert H. Frank, Betsy Taylor, James B. Twitchell and others. Diego Gambetta on the Primo Levi's tragic death. G. M. Tamás on the roots of the Kosovo conflict. Noah Benjamin Novogrodsky on the Ethiopian-Eritrean border war. Alan Stone reviews The Autumn Tale. Plus: fiction by Pamela Erens, poetry by Jordan Davis, Emma Straub and Jesper Svenbro, book reviews, and more.
Debate on Tracey L. Meares and Dan Kahan's essay on the role of rights in policing poor neighborhoods, with responses by Alan Dershowitz, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Carol Steiker, Wesley Skogan, and others. An interview with Rev. Eugene Rivers III; Russell Jacoby on the aesthetic pose and political thought; Vivian Rothstein on money, family, and her uncle Franz. Plus fiction by Elisha Porat, poetry by D. A. Powell and Lee Upton, book reviews, and more.
A forum on Randall Forsberg, Jonathan Dean, and Saul Mendlovitz's essay on preventing war, with responses by Kosta Tsipis, Alan Cranston, and others. Also: Paul Kahn on Pinochet's trial and the limits of international law. Herbert Gintis, William H. Simon, and others respond to Jeff Gates's essay on expanding ownership of capital. Loren Goldner on saving Mumia Abu-Jamal. Plus: fiction by Short Story Contest runner-up Rhoda B. Stamell, poetry by Mark Levine, Stephen Burt, and others, book reviews, and more.
A debate on the origins and future of egalitarianism, led by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, with responses by Philippe Van Parijs, Robert Haveman, Nancy Folbre, and others. Günter Grass on Turkish novelist Yaşar Kemal. Jeff Gates on expanding ownership of capital; Shiv Visvanathan and Jay R. Mandle debate economic development. Plus, fiction by Short Story Contest winner Jacob M. Appel; Edwin Frank reviews W. G. Sebald; poetry by Bill Knott and Richard Howard, and more.
A debate on immigration policy led by Owen Fiss, with responses by Richard B. Freeman, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Rogers M. Smith, and others. Neil Shister on wedding culture; Cass Sunstein on religion and sexual equality; H. Allen Orr on E. O. Wilson. Plus, fiction by Maxine Rodburg; Forrest Gander reviews Robert Creeley's Life & Death; poetry by Lee Ann Brown, Miranda Field, and more.