Browse our archive of print issues below, back to our founding in 1975.
Barbara H. Fried leads a forum on blame, moral philosophy, and public philosophy with replies from Paul Bloom, Brian Leiter, T. M. Scanlon, and others. Albert Dzur considers the dismal present and more hopeful future of the American jury; a tale of hunting down Nazi loot; Vivian Gornick on Albert Camus; Calvin Bedient defends "heart" poetry against "head" poetry.
Richard M. Locke leads a forum on corporate responsibility for factory workers, with responses from Isaac Shapiro, Layna Mosley, and others; Pamela S. Karlan on guns and the end of originalism; Lili Loofbourow on privatized education in Chile; Peter Godfrey-Smith on what it's like to be an octopus; and more.
Essays on democracy in Latin America with Roberto Gargarella, Pedro Salazar Ugarte on demographics in Mexico, Leonardo Avritzer on Brazil's direct democracy, and F. Daniel Hidalgo on electronic voting in Brazil. Claude Fischer on online dating and monogamy; an essay "Femininjas" from Elizabeth Hand on women in fiction.
Mike Konczal leads a forum on debt relief, with responses from Dean Baker, Barbara Fried, and more; Martin O'Neill and Thad Williamson discuss the moral case for free markets; new poetry from John Ashbery, epic fiction from Ariel Dorfman. Plus, a special web only discussion on Chris Hedges's "War Is Betrayal".
Martin Gilens leads the forum on money and political influence, with replies from Matthew Yglesias, Nancy Rosenblum, Barbara Sinclair, Senator Russ Feingold, and others. Chris Hedges on myths of war; Elaine Scarry argues that poetry changed the world; why Americans don't take vacations; terror, power, and cruelty at Israeli checkpoints.
Michael Sandel leads a forum on how markets crowd out morals, with replies from Richard Sennett, Anita Allen, Samuel Bowles, and others. Claude Fischer takes on the "culture of poverty"; Sandra Tanenbaum on an antidepressant debate that ignores patients; Glenn Loury on the troubling legacy of James Q. Wilson.